On the way; agoing; as, to be agate; to set the bells agate. [Obs.] Cotgrave.
A semipellucid, uncrystallized variety of quartz, presenting various tints in the same specimen. Its colors are delicately arranged in stripes or bands, or blended in clouds.
A kind of type, larger than pearl and smaller than nonpareil; in England called ruby.
3 A diminutive person; so called in allusion to the small figures cut in agate for rings and seals. [Obs.] Shak.
4 A tool used by gold-wire drawers, bookbinders, etc.; — so called from the agate fixed in it for burnishing.