- IPA: /sleɪt/
(uncountable, geology) A fine-grained homogeneous sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash which has been metamorphosed so that it cleaves easily into thin layers.
- (uncountable) The bluish-grey colour of most slate.
- (countable) A chalkboard, sheet of slate for writing on with chalk or with a thin rod of slate (a slate pencil) formerly commonly used by both students and teachers in schools
- (countable) A roofing-tile made of slate.
- (countable) A record of money owed.
- Put it on my slate – I’ll pay you next week.
- (countable, chiefly, US) A list of affiliated candidates for an election.
- Roy Disney led the alternative slate of directors for the stockholder vote.
- An artificial material resembling slate and used for the same purposes.
- A thin plate of any material; a flake.
- French: ardoise
- German: Tafel, Schiefertafel
- Italian: lavagna
- Portuguese: ardósia, lousa
- Russian: гри́фельная доска́
- Spanish: pizarrón
- German: Kunstschiefer, Faserzement, Eternit (widely used trademark)
- French: ardoise
- German: Schuldentafel, (put something on the slate) etwas anschreiben
- Italian: conto aperto, a credito, conto
- Portuguese: conta
- Russian: счёт
slate (not comparable)Translations Verb
slate (slates, present participle slating; past and past participle slated)
- (transitive) To cover with slate.
- The old church ledgers show that the roof was slated in 1775.
- (transitive, chiefly, British) To criticise harshly.
- The play was slated by the critics.
- (transitive, chiefly, US) To schedule.
- The election was slated for November 2nd.
- (transitive, chiefly, US) To anticipate or strongly expect.
- The next version of our software is slated to be the best release ever.
- (transitive, regional) To set a dog upon (a person).
- German: verreissen
- Italian: redarguire
- Russian: раскритикова́ть
- German: ansetzen, planen
- Italian: programmare, prevedere, pianificare
- Russian: плани́ровать
- Spanish: fechar, programar, fijar