slate

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsleɪt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/sleɪt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(slāt)


Inflections of 'slate' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
slates
v 3rd person singular
slating
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
slated
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
slated
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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slate

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [thin, thick, grainy, chipped] slate
  2. a loose slate on the roof
  3. the [base, covering, underlayer] is slate
  4. lay the [surface, path, ground] with slate
  5. [lay, place, cement] slates on the roof
  6. a roof slate has come loose
  7. got [hit, hurt, injured] by a falling slate
  8. a [shade, tone, type] of slate
  9. [painted, decorated, finished] in slate
  10. figurative: start [again, over] with a clean slate
  11. figurative: wipe the slate clean
  12. UK, slang: has a slate at the [pub, bar]
  13. UK, slang: put the [beers, drinks] on my slate
v
  1. [he, their opinion, the movie] was slated
  2. [the movie] was slated by the [critics, press]
  3. slate the roof (with)
  4. slated to [arrive, start, release, take place]
  5. the [building work, meeting] was slated to start on Monday
  6. slated [her, their colleague, his friend] for promotion
  7. was slated for promotion by [his colleagues, my boss]
n as adj
  1. the [pool, snooker] table has a slate base
  2. has a slate [surface, covering, underlayer]
  3. slate [floors, flooring, paths]
  4. a slate sky
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