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Definitions of slate

  1. An argillaceous rock which readily splits into thin plates; argillite; argillaceous schist. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A prepared piece of such stone. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A thin, flat piece, for roofing or covering houses, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A tablet for writing upon. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. An artificial material, resembling slate, and used for the above purposes. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A thin plate of any material; a flake. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A list of candidates, prepared for nomination or for election; a list of candidates, or a programme of action, devised beforehand. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To register (as on a slate and subject to revision), for an appointment. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To set a dog upon; to bait; to slat. See 2d Slat, 3. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To cover with slate; register for a political appointment. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To roof with slate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. To put on a political slate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. enter on a list or slate for an election; "He was slated for borough president" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. choose someone for a job or function Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. cover with slate; "slate the roof" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. To cover or roof with slates. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. (formerly) a writing tablet made of slate Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. a list of candidates to be considered for nomination or election to public offices Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. a fine-grained metamorphic rock that can be split into thin layers Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. thin layers of rock used for roofing Scrapingweb 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. 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.
  23. SLATER. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Kind of stone which splits into plates; a plate of it. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. 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.
  26. A list of candidates, made up for nomination or appointment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. 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.
  28. a list of candidates nominated by a political party to run for election to public offices Wordnet Dictionary DB
  29. designate or schedule; "He slated his talk for 9 AM"; "She was slated to be his successor" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  30. Slaty. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. Made or consisting of slate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for slate

  1. Till though long lost are stone and slate Though the brook no more runs, And dead long time are Tom, John, Kate, Their sons and their sons' sons. – Country Sentiment by Robert Graves
  2. In the enormous slate roof of the Majestic are three rows of round windows, like port- holes. – Tales of the Five Towns by Arnold Bennett
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