Noun: slate sleyt
Verb: slate sleyt
- A fine-grained metamorphic rock that can be split into thin layers
- (formerly) a writing tablet made of slate
- Thin layers of rock used for roofing
- [N. Amer] A list of candidates nominated by a political party to run for election to public offices
- ticket [N. Amer]
- A bluish-grey colour
- [N. Amer] Designate or schedule
"He slated his talk for 9 AM"; "She was slated to be his successor"
- [N. Amer] Enter on a list or slate for an election
"He was slated for borough president"
- Cover with slate
"slate the roof"
- [Brit] Strongly criticize
"she was slated for being fat"
Derived forms: slating, slates, slated
Type of: cross-file, designate, destine, gray [US], grayness [US], grey [Brit, Cdn], greyness [Brit, Cdn], intend, list, listing, register, roof, roofing material, sedimentary rock, specify, tablet
Encyclopedia: Slate, Wyn & Me