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slate

 (slāt)
n.
1. A fine-grained metamorphic rock that splits into thin, smooth-surfaced layers.
2.
a. A piece of this rock cut for use as roofing or surfacing material or as a writing surface.
b. A writing tablet made of a similar material.
3. A record of past performance or activity: start over with a clean slate.
4. A list of the candidates of a political party running for various offices.
5. A dark or bluish gray to dark bluish or dark purplish gray.
adj.
1. Made of a fine-grained metamorphic rock: a slate roof.
2. Of the color slate.
tr.v. slat·ed, slat·ing, slates
1. To cover (a roof, for example) with slate.
2. To put on a list of candidates.
3. To schedule or designate: Our professor has slated the art history lecture for Thursday afternoon; was slated to direct the studio's next film.

[Middle English sclate, from Old French esclate, splinter, feminine of esclat; see slat.]

slate

(sleɪt)
n
1. (Geological Science)
a. 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
b. (as modifier): a slate tile.
2. (Building) a roofing tile of slate
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (formerly) a writing tablet of slate
4. (Colours) a dark grey colour, often with a purplish or bluish tinge
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) chiefly US and Canadian a list of candidates in an election
6. (Film) films
a. the reference information written on a clapperboard
b. informal the clapperboard itself
7. clean slate a record without dishonour
8. have a slate loose informal Brit and Irish to be eccentric or crazy
9. on the slate informal Brit on credit
10. wipe the slate clean informal to make a fresh start, esp by forgetting past differences
vb (tr)
11. (Building) to cover (a roof) with slates
12. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) chiefly US to enter (a person's name) on a list, esp on a political slate
13.
a. to choose or destine: he was slated to go far.
b. to plan or schedule: the trial is slated to begin in three weeks.
adj
(Colours) of the colour slate
[C14: from Old French esclate, from esclat a fragment; see slat1]

slate

(sleɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to criticize harshly; censure
2. to punish or defeat severely
[C19: probably from slate1]

slate

(sleɪt)

n., v. slat•ed, slat•ing. n.
1. a fine-grained rock formed by the metamorphosis of clay, shale, etc., that tends to split along parallel cleavage planes, usu. at an angle to the planes of stratification.
2. a thin piece or plate of this rock or a similar material, used esp. for roofing or as a writing surface.
3. a dull, dark bluish gray.
4. a list of candidates, officers, etc., to be considered for nomination, appointment, or election.
v.t.
5. to cover with or as if with slate.
6. to write or set down for nomination or appointment.
7. to plan or designate (something) for a particular place and time; schedule.
Idioms:
clean slate, an unsullied record; a record marked by creditable conduct.
[1300–50; < Middle French esclat splinter; see slat1]

slate

(slāt)
A fine-grained metamorphic rock that forms when shale undergoes metamorphosis. Slate splits into thin layers with smooth surfaces. It ranges in color from gray to black or from red to green, depending on the minerals contained in the shale from which it formed. See Table at rock.

Slate

 a list of candidates prepared for nomination.
Examples: slate of candidates—Lipton, 1970; of horses (in a race); of officers.

slate


Past participle: slated
Gerund: slating

Imperative
slate
slate
Present
I slate
you slate
he/she/it slates
we slate
you slate
they slate
Preterite
I slated
you slated
he/she/it slated
we slated
you slated
they slated
Present Continuous
I am slating
you are slating
he/she/it is slating
we are slating
you are slating
they are slating
Present Perfect
I have slated
you have slated
he/she/it has slated
we have slated
you have slated
they have slated
Past Continuous
I was slating
you were slating
he/she/it was slating
we were slating
you were slating
they were slating
Past Perfect
I had slated
you had slated
he/she/it had slated
we had slated
you had slated
they had slated
Future
I will slate
you will slate
he/she/it will slate
we will slate
you will slate
they will slate
Future Perfect
I will have slated
you will have slated
he/she/it will have slated
we will have slated
you will have slated
they will have slated
Future Continuous
I will be slating
you will be slating
he/she/it will be slating
we will be slating
you will be slating
they will be slating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been slating
you have been slating
he/she/it has been slating
we have been slating
you have been slating
they have been slating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been slating
you will have been slating
he/she/it will have been slating
we will have been slating
you will have been slating
they will have been slating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been slating
you had been slating
he/she/it had been slating
we had been slating
you had been slating
they had been slating
Conditional
I would slate
you would slate
he/she/it would slate
we would slate
you would slate
they would slate
Past Conditional
I would have slated
you would have slated
he/she/it would have slated
we would have slated
you would have slated
they would have slated

slate

1. A list of the candidates belonging to a particular party who are standing in an election.
2. A fine-grained metamorphic rock formed from shale. It splits along lines of weakness produced by deformational pressure.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slate - (formerly) a writing tablet made of slateslate - (formerly) a writing tablet made of slate
tablet - a slab of stone or wood suitable for bearing an inscription
2.slate - thin layers of rock used for roofing
roofing material - building material used in constructing roofs
3.slate - a fine-grained metamorphic rock that can be split into thin layers
sedimentary rock - rock formed from consolidated clay sediments
4.slate - a list of candidates nominated by a political party to run for election to public offices
list, listing - a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)
Verb1.slate - designate or schedule; "He slated his talk for 9 AM"; "She was slated to be his successor"
destine, intend, designate, specify - design or destine; "She was intended to become the director"
2.slate - enter on a list or slate for an election; "He was slated for borough president"
cross-file, register - have one's name listed as a candidate for several parties
3.slate - cover with slate; "slate the roof"
roof - provide a building with a roof; cover a building with a roof

slate

verb
1. schedule, plan, book, programme, appoint, arrange The meeting is slated for next Thursday.
2. (Informal, chiefly Brit.) criticize, blast, pan (informal), slam (slang), blame, roast (informal), censure, rebuke, slang, scold, berate, castigate, rail against, tear into (informal), lay into (informal), pitch into (informal), take to task, lambast(e), flame (informal), excoriate, haul over the coals (informal), tear (someone) off a strip (informal), rap (someone's) knuckles Slated by critics at the time, the film has since become a classic.
with a clean slate afresh, over, anew, with a clear conscience Try to pay everything you owe, so that you can start with a clean slate.

slate

noun
A list of candidates proposed or endorsed by a political party:
verb
To enter on a schedule:
Translations
ارْدِوَازصَخْر الأرْدِوازلَوْح كتابَة من صَخْر الأرْدِوازيَنْتَقِد بِقَسْوَه
břidlicebřidlicová tabulkaseřezat
skifertavlenedsable
liuskekivipöytä
škriljevac
krítartaflaòakskífarakka niîur
スレート
슬레이트
kritizētšīfera-šīfera tāfelešīferis
bridlicová tabuľkabridlicovýrozniesť
skiffer
กระเบื้องหินชนวน
arduvazkayağan taşışiddetle eleştirmekyaz-boz tahtası
đá phiến

slate

[sleɪt]
A. N
1. (= substance) → pizarra f; (= tile) → teja f de pizarra
put it on the slate (Brit) → apúntalo en mi cuenta
to wipe the slate clean (fig) → hacer borrón y cuenta nueva
2. (US) (Pol) → lista f de candidatos
B. ADJ (= made of slate) → de pizarra; (in colour) → color pizarra
C. VT
1. [+ roof] → empizarrar
2. (= criticize) → vapulear, criticar duro
3. (US) (Pol) [+ candidate] → nombrar
4. (US) → anunciar
it is slated to start at ninesegún el programa comienza a las nueve, deberá comenzar a las nueve
D. CPD slate pencil Npizarrín m
slate quarry Npizarral m
slate roof Nempizarrado m

slate

[ˈsleɪt]
n
(= rock) → ardoise f
(= tile) → tuile f
(for writing on)ardoise f
to start with a clean slate (fig)repartir sur un bon pied
to wipe the slate clean (fig)passer l'éponge
(= list) [candidates] → liste f
vt (= criticize) → éreinter, démolir

slate

n
(= rock)Schiefer m; (= roof slate)Schieferplatte f; (= writing slate)(Schiefer)tafel f; put it on the slate (Brit inf) → schreiben Sie es mir an; to have a clean slate (fig)eine reine Weste haben, nichts auf dem Kerbholz haben (inf); to start with a clean slate (fig)einen neuen Anfang machen; to wipe the slate clean (fig)reinen Tisch machen
(US Pol) → (Kandidaten)liste f
adjSchiefer-, schief(e)rig; the roof is slatedas Dach ist aus Schiefer
vt
roof(mit Schiefer) decken
(esp US: = propose) → vorschlagen; (= schedule)ansetzen; it is slated to start at ninees ist für neun Uhr angesetzt
(Brit inf: = criticize harshly) play, performanceverreißen; personzusammenstauchen (inf)

slate

:
slate-blue
adjblaugrau
slate-coloured
adjschiefergrau, schieferfarben
slate-grey, (US) slate-gray
adjschiefergrau
slate pencil
nGriffel m
slate quarry
nSchieferbruch m

slate

[sleɪt]
1. n
a. (rock) → ardesia; (tile) → tegola (d'ardesia); (writing tablet) → lavagnetta
to wipe the slate clean (fig) → metterci una pietra sopra
to put sth on sb's slate → mettere qc sul conto di qn
b. (Am) (Pol) → lista di candidati
2. vt
a. (roof) → coprire con tegole
b. (fam) (criticize) → criticare, stroncare
3. adjdi ardesia

slate1

(sleit) noun
1. (a piece of) a type of easily split rock of a dull blue-grey colour, used for roofing etc. Slates fell off the roof in the wind; (also adjective) a slate roof.
2. a small writing-board made of this, used by schoolchildren.

slate2

(sleit) verb
to say harsh things to or about. The new play was slated by the critics.

slate

ارْدِوَاز břidlice skifer Schiefer σχιστόλιθος pizarra liuskekivi ardoise škriljevac ardesia スレート 슬레이트 lei tavle łupek ardósia сланец skiffer กระเบื้องหินชนวน arduvaz đá phiến 石板
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returned Amy, washing out the sum that was all wrong with the tears that had fallen on her slate.
A dull, sickly yellow began to obscure the sky, and the water, from a beautiful blue, turned a slate color and ran along the sides of the vessel with a hissing sound as though the sullen waves would ask nothing better than to suck the craft down into their depths.
A book and a small slate, under his arm, indicated that he was on his way to school.
All around, there were monuments carved with armorial bearings; and on this simple slab of slate -- as the curious investigator may still discern, and perplex himself with the purport -- there appeared the semblance of an engraved escutcheon.
I almost forgot the little oval slate, smoothed ivory, where he figures up the latitude.
He was very busily intent at this moment on a slate lying before him, on which he was carefully and slowly endeavoring to accomplish a copy of some letters, in which operation he was overlooked by young Mas'r George, a smart, bright boy of thirteen, who appeared fully to realize the dignity of his position as instructor.
The ANZEIGER is an eight-page paper; its page is one inch wider and one inch longer than a foolscap page; that is to say, the dimensions of its page are somewhere between those of a schoolboy's slate and a lady's pocket handkerchief.
Tom scrawled on his slate, "Please take it -- I got more.
He toted a piece of slate around, and a pencil; and people wrote questions on it and he wrote answers; but there warn't anybody could read his writing but Brace Dunlap.
Alice Rob- inson rolled a perfectly new slate pencil over the floor with her foot until it reached Rebecca's place, while her seat-mate, Emma Jane, had made up a little mound of paper balls and labeled them "Bullets for you know who.
One afternoon (I had then been three weeks at Lowood), as I was sitting with a slate in my hand, puzzling over a sum in long division, my eyes, raised in abstraction to the window, caught sight of a figure just passing: I recognised almost instinctively that gaunt outline; and when, two minutes after, all the school, teachers included, rose en masse, it was not necessary for me to look up in order to ascertain whose entrance they thus greeted.
I gazed long at the weather-worn block; and, stooping down, perceived a hole near the bottom still full of snail-shells and pebbles, which we were fond of storing there with more perishable things; and, as fresh as reality, it appeared that I beheld my early playmate seated on the withered turf: his dark, square head bent forward, and his little hand scooping out the earth with a piece of slate.