- Intricate, fancy, flashy, or showy.
"I stared for hours at the elaborate pattern in the rug."
- Highly complex, detailed, or sophisticated.
"After reading a long, elaborate description, I was impressed but no wiser."
- (intransitive) (used with on when used with an object) To give further detail or explanation (about).
"Could you elaborate on the plot for your novel for me?"
"What do you mean you didn't come home last night? Would you care to elaborate?"