Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To make or become less intense or violent; allay.

Part of speech: adjective

Keeping or kept within reasonable limits; medium; temperate; middling.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "moderate":

  1. Too able- looking altogether to be real fast, some thought, to hold the Withrow vessel in anything short of a gale, but I didn't feel so sure she wouldn't sail in a moderate breeze, too. - "The Seiners", James B. (James Brendan) Connolly.
  2. On the one hand, the voice of Heaven must be obeyed; on the other, he had a wife, six children, and a very moderate fortune. - "Historic Handbook of the Northern Tour", Francis Parkman.
  3. In the same plain there are three moderate- sized rancherias. - "The Aboriginal Population of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, California", S. F. Cook.