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Tate

[teyt] /teɪt/
noun
1.
Sir Henry, 1819–99, English merchant and philanthropist: founder of an art gallery (Tate Gallery) in London, England.
2.
(John Orley) Allen
[awr-lee] /ˈɔr li/ (Show IPA),
1899–1979, U.S. poet, critic, and editor.
3.
James, born 1943, U.S. poet.
4.
Nahum
[ney-uh m,, -huh m] /ˈneɪ əm,, -həm/ (Show IPA),
1652–1715, English poet and playwright, born in Ireland: poet laureate 1692–1715.
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  • "No, sir," said Tate, almost overpowered at the irreverence of his questioner.

  • Through Mr. Washington's intercession for him Tate got his diploma.

    Booker T. Washington

    Emmett J. Scott and Lyman Beecher Stowe
  • Commissioner Tate tugged gently at his left ear p. 195 lobe.

    Legacy James H Schmitz
  • "Come in, Quillan," Commissioner Tate said from within the office.

    Legacy James H Schmitz
  • Commissioner Tate told me people like you don't work much with individuals.

    Legacy James H Schmitz
British Dictionary definitions for Tate

Tate

/teɪt/
noun
1.
(John Orley) Allen. 1899–1979, US poet and critic
2.
Sir Henry. 1819–99, British sugar refiner and philanthropist; founder of the Tate Gallery
3.
Nahum (ˈneɪʊm). 1652–1715, British poet, dramatist, and hymn-writer, born in Ireland: poet laureate (1692–1715). He is best known for writing a version of King Lear with a happy ending
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