Origin of slating
verb (used with object), slat·ed, slat·ing.
Origin of slate1
verb (used with object), slat·ed, slat·ing. British.
Origin of slate2
Related Words for slatingappoint, suggest, elect, name, propose, submit, elevate, draft, choose, decide, recommend, tap, assign, present, register, compute, prioritize, organize, slate, set
Examples from the Web for slating
Contemporary Examples of slating
The company is slating at least $1 billion to pay for severance and other related costs alone.Bill Gates’ Internet Doomsday Prophesy Comes True
July 17, 2014
Historical Examples of slating
And this was all the result of the slating the press gave to Mavis Clare!The Sorrows of Satan
The timbers of the roof are on, and we are beginning to board it for slating.The Royal Institution
It fell to a critic on the Westminster Gazette to do the out and out "slating."The Life of Francis Thompson
Somebody in their papers has been slating the Dayspring properties, and there's a good deal of stock they couldn't work off.A Damaged Reputation
The matter of the poem is praised; the “slating” is only for the form and metres.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25)
Robert Louis Stevenson
- 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
- informalthe 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
verb (tr) informal, mainly British
Word Origin for slate
mid-14c., from Old French esclate, fem. of esclat "split piece, splinter" (Modern French éclat; see slat), so called because the rock splits easily into thin plates. As an adjective, 1510s. As a color, first recorded 1813. Sense of "a writing tablet" (made of slate), first recorded late 14c., led to that of "list of preliminary candidates prepared by party managers," first recorded 1842, from notion of being easily altered or erased. Clean slate (1856) is an image from customer accounts chalked up in a tavern.
1520s, "to cover with slates" (earlier sclatten, late 15c.), from slate (n.). Meaning "propose, schedule" is from 1883; earlier "to nominate" (1804); the notion is of writing on a slate board. Related: Slated; slating.
In addition to the idiom beginning with slate
- slated for, be
- clean slate