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  1. slate
    IPA[slāt]
  2. noun

    • 1. a fine-grained gray, green, or bluish metamorphic rock easily split into smooth, flat pieces:

      slate quarries a slate floor
    • 2. a flat piece of slate used as roofing material:

      a loose slate falls from the roof a gray slate roof
    • 3. a flat piece of slate used for writing on, typically framed in wood, formerly used in schools:

      the teacher was demonstrating, the children copying onto slates
    • 4. a small portable computer that accepts input directly on to its screen rather than via a keyboard or mouse; a tablet computer:

      after getting our hands on one this afternoon, we found that it’s a solid, well-performing slate that’s easy on the eyes
    • 5. a bluish-gray color:

      suits of slate gray
    • 6. a list of candidates for election to a post or office, typically a group sharing a set of political views:

      another slate of candidates will be picked for the state convention
    • 7. a range of something offered:

      the company has revealed details of a $60 million slate of film productions
    • 8. a board showing the identifying details of a take of a motion picture, which is held in front of the camera at its beginning and end:

      the electronic time-code system allowed us to shoot with or without conventional slates

    verb

    • 1. cover (something, especially a roof) with slates:

      he was working for his father slating a new roof a slated roof
    • 2. criticize severely:

      his work was slated by the critics
    • 3. schedule; plan:

      renovations are slated for late June construction is slated to begin late next year
    • 4. nominate (someone) as a candidate for an office or post:

      I understand that I am being slated for promotion
    • 5. identify (a movie take) using a slate:

      the assistant cameraman is about to slate the scene
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: slate, plural noun: slates

    • v.: verb: slate, 3rd person present: slates, gerund or present participle: slating, past tense: slated, past participle: slated

    • noun

      a fine-grained grey, green, or bluish-purple metamorphic rock easily split into smooth, flat plates:

      a flat plate of slate used as roofing material:

    • verb

      cover (something, especially a roof) with slates:

      criticize severely:

    • noun

      an absence of existing restraints or commitments:
    • adjective

      of a dark bluish or greenish grey.
    • noun

      a pencil made of soft slate used for writing on slate.
    • noun

      an absence of existing restraints or commitments:
    • forgive or forget past faults or offenses; make a fresh start
    • forget past disagreements or faults and make a fresh start
    • an absence of existing restraints or commitments
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