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Slate meaning

slate - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. a list of candidates nominated by a political party to run for election to public offices
  2. 2. designate or schedule; " He slated his talk for 9 AM"; " She was slated to be his successor"
  3. 3. An argillaceous rock which readily splits into thin plates; argillite; argillaceous schist.
  4. 4. Any rock or stone having a slaty structure.
  5. 5. A prepared piece of such stone.
  6. 6. A thin, flat piece, for roofing or covering houses, etc.
  7. 7. A tablet for writing upon.
  8. 8. An artificial material, resembling slate, and used for the above purposes.
  9. 9. A thin plate of any material; a flake.
  10. 10. A list of candidates, prepared for nomination or for election; a list of candidates, or a programme of action, devised beforehand.
  11. 11. To cover with slate, or with a substance resembling slate; as, to slate a roof; to slate a globe.
  12. 12. To register ( as on a slate and subject to revision), for an appointment.
  13. 13. To set a dog upon; to bait; to slat. See 2d Slat, 3.
  14. 14. Kind of stone which splits into plates; a plate of it.

slate - examples of usage

  1. A young woman sat with a sleeping child in her lap; an older lady, with a face of marble pallor, sat before an open Bible; and a young man held a little boy on his knee and drew pictures for him on a slate.
  2. The original units consisted of a building erected with an iron framework covered with sheets of asbestos- slate, and a roof of galvanised iron.
  3. The thing was a " surface" proposition; that is to say, the wash was only a few inches deep; it lay on a soft slate bottom. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
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