verb (used with object), slat·ed, slat·ing.
Origin of slate1
Definition for slate (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), slat·ed, slat·ing. British.
Origin of slate2
Examples from the Web for slate
Instead of wallowing in comedy exile, Slate was earning a book deal.
So with the doors of late night closed to her, Slate had to scale down her ambitions to raise her profile.
Less than a minute into her big break, Slate let slip a highly audible F-bomb instead of the scripted “freaking.”
A May 2014 Slate article by Sam Kean details the tragic changes he suffered “from a virtuous foreman to a sociopathic drifter.”Understanding Tracy Morgan’s Traumatic Brain Injury|Jean Kim|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“A lot of the critical details in the plot were a mishmash of ideas that made no sense,” astronomer Phil Plait wrote at Slate.Meet Kip Thorne, the Man Who Crafted the Artful Science of ‘Interstellar’|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Slate quarries and copper and tin mines were formerly valuable.
The very suggestion of locking up books to prevent their being carried away hurts like the screech of a pencil upon a slate.The Patient Observer|Simeon Strunsky
They paused by Little and watched the moon rise, to make silver of the slate roof of Dodd and blue the rustling trees.This Side of Paradise|F. Scott Fitzgerald
She asked her what she wanted the slate for; and Maria said it was to do sums on, at school.Georgie|Jacob Abbott
A row of flower-pots upon the stone ledge of every little window, a row of chimney-pots upon the slate roof of every dwelling.An American Girl Abroad|Adeline Trafton
British Dictionary definitions for slate (1 of 2)
- a compact fine-grained metamorphic rock formed by the effects of heat and pressure on shale. It can be split into thin layers along natural cleavage planes and is used as a roofing and paving material
- (as modifier)a slate tile
- the reference information written on a clapperboard
- informal the clapperboard itself
- to choose or destinehe was slated to go far
- to plan or schedulethe trial is slated to begin in three weeks
Word Origin for slate
British Dictionary definitions for slate (2 of 2)
verb (tr) informal, mainly British
Word Origin for slate
Science definitions for slate
Idioms and Phrases with slate
In addition to the idiom beginning with slate
- slated for, be
- clean slate