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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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She was suspected of copying answers from other girls' slates, although she had never been caught in the act.
When beneath its walls, I perceived decay had made progress, even in seven months: many a window showed black gaps deprived of glass; and slates jutted off here and there, beyond the right line of the roof, to be gradually worked off in coming autumn storms.
A long room with three long rows of desks, and six of forms, and bristling all round with pegs for hats and slates.
The twelve jurors were all writing very busily on slates.
He made up his mind to climb right to the top, and get out on the slates, and try to catch sparrows.
Fragments of tiles and slates lying on the ground, and the dilapidated condition of the roofs, were evidence of a total want of care on the part of the owners.
Now the sight of this chateau had taken Raoul back fifty leagues westward and had caused him to review his life from the moment when he had taken leave of little Louise to that in which he had seen her for the first time; and every branch of oak, every gilded weathercock on roof of slates, reminded him that, instead of returning to the friends of his childhood, every instant estranged him further and that perhaps he had even left them forever.
After the reading class, two youths between sixteen and nineteen came up with the imaginary bills of parcels, which they had been writing out on their slates and were now required to calculate "off-hand"--a test which they stood with such imperfect success that Bartle Massey, whose eyes had been glaring at them ominously through his spectacles for some minutes, at length burst out in a bitter, high-pitched tone, pausing between every sentence to rap the floor with a knobbed stick which rested between his legs.
Hence, ladies and gentlemen," he added, "that frightful brood of saurians which still affright our eyes when seen in the Wealden or in the Solenhofen slates, but which were fortunately extinct long before the first appearance of mankind upon this planet.
I followed him to the top of a very lofty stair, and there, right under the slates, were a couple of empty, dusty little rooms, uncarpeted and uncurtained, into which he led me.
Flack, the local builder,--a most reasonable and respectful man--who agreed that tiles would have made more artistic roof, but pointed out that slates were cheaper.
His magnanimity took me by the throat; without a word I led him to the one window looking inward upon sloping slates and level leads.