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Definitions of slate

  1. enter on a list or slate for an election; "He was slated for borough president" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (formerly) a writing tablet made of slate Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a list of candidates to be considered for nomination or election to public offices Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a fine-grained metamorphic rock that can be split into thin layers Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. thin layers of rock used for roofing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. choose someone for a job or function Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. cover with slate; "slate the roof" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a list of candidates nominated by a political party to run for election to public offices Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. designate or schedule; "He slated his talk for 9 AM"; "She was slated to be his successor" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. An argillaceous rock which readily splits into thin plates; argillite; argillaceous schist. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Any rock or stone having a slaty structure. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A prepared piece of such stone. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A thin, flat piece, for roofing or covering houses, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A tablet for writing upon. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. An artificial material, resembling slate, and used for the above purposes. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A thin plate of any material; a flake. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A list of candidates, prepared for nomination or for election; a list of candidates, or a programme of action, devised beforehand. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To cover with slate, or with a substance resembling slate; as, to slate a roof; to slate a globe. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To register (as on a slate and subject to revision), for an appointment. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To set a dog upon; to bait; to slat. See 2d Slat, 3. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A kind of rock that splits into thin plates; the dark gray color of this rock; a thin plate of this rock used for roofing or as a tablet for writing upon; a list of candidates, prepared for nomination or election. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. To cover with slate; register for a political appointment. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. Slaty. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. A well-known stone which splits into thin plates: a rock or stone of a slaty structure: a piece of slate for roofing, or for writing upon. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. To cover with slate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. SLATER. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Kind of stone which splits into plates; a plate of it. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  28. To roof with slate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. To put on a political slate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. Any kind of rock that splits readily into layers; also, a piece of such rock for roofing, writing upon, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. A list of candidates, made up for nomination or appointment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. An argillaceous stone, which readily splits into plates; a piece of such for roofing buildings; a piece for writing on. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. Any rock that can be split into thin laminae or plates; argillaceous rocks whose lamination is produced by cleavage; a thin plate of stone for roofing, or for writing on; foliated rocks, like gneiss and mica-schist, are termed schists and not slates; thinly-bedded sandstones are called flagstones or tilestones. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  34. Made or consisting of slate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  35. To cover or roof with slates. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  36. sl[=a]t, n. a highly metamorphosed argillaceous rock, fine-grained and fissile, and of a dull blue, gray, purple, or green colour--used in thin slabs of small size for ordinary roofs, and in larger slabs for dairy-fittings, wash-tubs, cisterns, tables, &c., and when polished for writing-slates and 'black-boards:' a piece of slate for roofing, or for writing upon: a preliminary list of candidates before a caucus.--adj. bluish-gray, slate-coloured.--v.t. to cover with slate: to enter on a slate.--ns. SLATE'-AXE, a slater's tool, a sax; SLATE'-CLAY, a fissile shale.--adjs. SL[=A]'TED, covered with slates; SLATE'-GRAY, of a light slate colour.--ns. SLATE'-PEN'CIL, a cut or turned stick of soft slate, or of compressed moistened slate-powder, for writing on slate; SL[=A]'TER; SL[=A]'TINESS, the quality of being slaty; SL[=A]'TING, the act of covering with slates: a covering of slates: materials for slating.--adj. SL[=A]'TY, resembling slate: having the nature or properties of slate. [O. Fr. esclat--Old High Ger. sl[=i]zan, Ger. schleissen, to split.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  37. sl[=a]t, v.t. to abuse, criticise severely: (prov.) to set a dog at.--n. SL[=A]'TING, a severe criticism. [A.S. slítan, to slit.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  38. Kinds of grey, green, or bluish-purple rock easily split into thin flat smooth plates; piece of such plate used as roofing-material; piece of it usu. framed in wood used, by school-children, small shopkeepers, &c. for writing on with s.-pencil or small rod of soft s. (clean the s., rid oneself of or renounce obligations); s.-black, -blue, -grey, modifications of these tints such as occur in s.; s.-club, mutual benefit society with small weekly contributions; s.-colour (ed), (of) dark bluish or greenish grey; hence slaty a. (Vb) cover with ss. esp. as roofing; hence slater n. [Middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  39. (colloq.). Criticize severely (esp. author in reviews), scold, rate. Hence slating (1) n. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  40. n. [French ] An argillaceous stone which readily splits into plates;—any rock or stone having a slaty structure;—a prepared piece of such stone; especially, a thin, fiat piece for roofing or covering houses, &c.;—a tablet for writing upon. Cabinet Dictionary

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