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skate 1

 (skāt)
n.
1. An ice skate, roller skate, or inline skate.
2. Informal A skateboard.
3. The act or a period of skating or skateboarding: went for a skate.
intr.v. skat·ed, skat·ing, skates
1. To glide or move along on skates.
2. To move or progress in a smooth, easy, or unconcerned manner: "resting on his past laurels, skating along on his reputation" (Tami Hoag).
3. To ride or perform tricks on a skateboard.

[From Dutch schaats, stilt, skate (taken as pl.), from Middle Dutch schaetse, from Old North French escache, stilt, perhaps of Germanic origin.]

skate 2

 (skāt)
n.
Any of various cartilaginous fishes chiefly of the family Rajidae, having a flattened body with greatly expanded pectoral fins that extend around the head, and laying eggs enclosed in hard cases.

[Middle English scate, from Old Norse skata.]

skate 3

 (skāt)
n. Slang
1. A fellow; a person.
2. A decrepit horse; a nag.

[Perhaps alteration of dialectal skite, contemptible person; see blatherskite.]

skate

(skeɪt)
n
1. (Individual Sports, other than specified) See roller skate, ice skate
2. (Ice Skating) the steel blade or runner of an ice skate
3. (Ice Skating) such a blade fitted with straps for fastening to a shoe
4. (Electrical Engineering) a current collector on an electric railway train that collects its current from a third rail. Compare bow collector
5. get one's skates on to hurry
vb (intr)
6. (Ice Skating) to glide swiftly on skates
7. to slide smoothly over a surface
8. skate on thin ice to place oneself in a dangerous or delicate situation
[C17: via Dutch from Old French éschasse stilt, probably of Germanic origin]

skate

(skeɪt)
n, pl skate or skates
(Animals) any large ray of the family Rajidae, of temperate and tropical seas, having flat pectoral fins continuous with the head, two dorsal fins, a short spineless tail, and a long snout
[C14: from Old Norse skata]

skate

(skeɪt)
n
slang US a person; fellow
[from Scottish and northern English dialect skate, a derogatory term of uncertain origin]

skate1

(skeɪt)

n., v. skat•ed, skat•ing. n.
3. the blade of an ice skate.
v.i.
4. to glide or propel oneself on skates.
5. to glide or slide smoothly along.
6. to do something, esp. one's work, in a lax or superficial way.
v.t.
7. to perform by skating.
[1640–50; orig. pl. scates < Dutch schaats (singular) skate]

skate2

(skeɪt)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) skate, (esp. for kinds or species) skates.
any ray, esp. of the family Rajidae, having winglike pectoral fins.
[1300–50; Middle English scate < Old Norse skati]

skate3

(skeɪt)

n. Slang.
person: a good skate.
[1890–95]

skate

, ski, sled - The word skate was originally plural and comes from Dutch schaats, which derived from an Old French word for "stilt," but the connection is unclear. Skate appeared in English in the mid-17th century. Ski, in English by 1755, was borrowed from Norwegian, and ultimately from Old Norse for "snowshoe." Sled came from Flemish and Germanic sledde, between 1325 and 1388, for a "vehicle for transporting heavy goods," and is related to sledge and sleigh.
See also related terms for sled.

skate


Past participle: skated
Gerund: skating

Imperative
skate
skate
Present
I skate
you skate
he/she/it skates
we skate
you skate
they skate
Preterite
I skated
you skated
he/she/it skated
we skated
you skated
they skated
Present Continuous
I am skating
you are skating
he/she/it is skating
we are skating
you are skating
they are skating
Present Perfect
I have skated
you have skated
he/she/it has skated
we have skated
you have skated
they have skated
Past Continuous
I was skating
you were skating
he/she/it was skating
we were skating
you were skating
they were skating
Past Perfect
I had skated
you had skated
he/she/it had skated
we had skated
you had skated
they had skated
Future
I will skate
you will skate
he/she/it will skate
we will skate
you will skate
they will skate
Future Perfect
I will have skated
you will have skated
he/she/it will have skated
we will have skated
you will have skated
they will have skated
Future Continuous
I will be skating
you will be skating
he/she/it will be skating
we will be skating
you will be skating
they will be skating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been skating
you have been skating
he/she/it has been skating
we have been skating
you have been skating
they have been skating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been skating
you will have been skating
he/she/it will have been skating
we will have been skating
you will have been skating
they will have been skating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been skating
you had been skating
he/she/it had been skating
we had been skating
you had been skating
they had been skating
Conditional
I would skate
you would skate
he/she/it would skate
we would skate
you would skate
they would skate
Past Conditional
I would have skated
you would have skated
he/she/it would have skated
we would have skated
you would have skated
they would have skated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skate - sports equipment that is worn on the feet to enable the wearer to glide along and to be propelled by the alternate actions of the legsskate - sports equipment that is worn on the feet to enable the wearer to glide along and to be propelled by the alternate actions of the legs
ice skate - skate consisting of a boot with a steel blade fitted to the sole
in-line skate - a shoe with a line of rollers fixed to the sole
roller skate - a shoe with pairs of rollers fixed to the sole
sports equipment - equipment needed to participate in a particular sport
2.skate - large edible rays having a long snout and thick tail with pectoral fins continuous with the head; swim by undulating the edges of the pectoral fins
ray - cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins
family Rajidae, Rajidae - bottom-dwelling tropical rays: skates
gray skate, grey skate, Raja batis - common European skate used as food
little skate, Raja erinacea - most plentiful skate in North American inshore waters in summer; to 21 inches
Raja radiata, thorny skate - cold-water bottom fish with spines on the back; to 40 inches
barndoor skate, Raja laevis - one of the largest skates (to 5 feet); an active skate easy to hook
Verb1.skate - move along on skates; "The Dutch often skate along the canals in winter"
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
glide - move smoothly and effortlessly
ice skate - move along on ice skates
figure skate - dance on skates
roller skate - travel on shoes with steel or rubber rollers attached to their soles; "In some fashionable restaurants, the waiters roller skate around"
skateboard - ride on a flat board with rollers attached to the bottom
Rollerblade - travel on shoes with a single line of rubber wheels attached to their soles; "you'd better wear a helmet and knee protectors when you Rollerblade!"; "The muscular actor loves to Rollerblade"
Translations
حِذاء تَزَلُّجسَمَك الوَرْنَكلَحْم سَمَك الوَرْنَكمِزْلَق عَجَلاتيتَحَرَّك على المِزْلَق
bruslebruslitklouzatkolečková bruslerejnok
skøjteløbe på skøjterrokkerulleskøjte
luistellaluistinrausku
voziti se na skateboardu
korcsolya
skataskautaskautirúlluskauti
スケートをする
스케이트
slidaslīdētslidotrajaskrituļslida
korčuľakorčuľovaťraja
drsalkadrsatikotalkakotalkati se
åka skridskor
เล่นสเก็ต
buz patenikaymakpatenpaten yapmaktekerlekli paten
trượt băng

skate

1 [skeɪt] N (= fish) → raya f

skate

2 [skeɪt]
A. Npatín m
get your skates on!¡date prisa!
B. VIpatinar
it went skating across the floorse deslizó velozmente sobre el suelo
skate around skate over, skate round VI + PREP [+ problem, issue] → pasar por alto de, pasar por encima de

skate

[ˈskeɪt]
n
(= ice-skate) → patin m
(= roller-skate) → patin m, roller m
[skate] [ˈskeɪt] (pl) (= fish) → raie f
vi
(= ice-skate) → patiner
(= roller-skate) → patiner
skate around
skate over vt fus [+ problem, issue] → éluder

skate

1
n (= fish)Rochen m

skate

2
n (= shoe)Schlittschuh m; (= blade)Kufe f; put or get your skates on (fig inf)mach/macht mal ein bisschen dalli! (inf) ? ice skate, roller skate
vieislaufen, Schlittschuh laufen; (= figure-skate)Eiskunst laufen; (= roller-skate)Rollschuh laufen; he skated across the ponder lief (auf Schlittschuhen) über den Teich; she skated up to himsie lief auf ihn zu; the next couple to skatedas nächste Paar auf dem Eis

skate

1 [skeɪt] n (pl inv, fish) → razza

skate

2 [skeɪt]
1. npattino
to get one's skates on (fig) (hurry up) → affrettarsi, sbrigarsi
2. vipattinare
to go skating → andare a pattinare
to skate across/down → attraversare/scendere pattinando
it went skating across the room (fig) → è scivolato lungo la stanza
skate over skate around vi + prep (problem, issue) → prendere alla leggera, prendere sottogamba

skate1

(skeit) noun
1. a boot with a steel blade fixed to it for moving on ice etc. I can move very fast across the ice on skates.
2. a roller-skate.
verb
1. to move on skates. She skates beautifully.
2. to move over, along etc by skating.
ˈskater noun
ˈskateboard noun
a short board with small wheels on which a person can stand and ride as a sport.
ˈskating-rink noun
an area of ice set aside or designed for skating on.

skate2

(skeit) plurals skate ~skates noun
1. a kind of large, flat fish.
2. its flesh, used as food.

skate

يَتَزَلَّجُ bruslit skøjte eislaufen παγοδρομώ patinar luistella patiner voziti se na skateboardu pattinare スケートをする 스케이트 schaatsen gå på skøyter jeździć na łyżwach patinar кататься на коньках åka skridskor เล่นสเก็ต paten trượt băng 滑冰