Noun: slating sley-ting
Verb: slate sleyt
- Thin layers of rock used for roofing
- A severely critical attack
"the reviewers gave his book a sound slating"
- The act of laying slates for a roof
- [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: slatings
Type of: criticism, cross-file, designate, destine, intend, register, roof, roofing, roofing material, specify, unfavorable judgment [US], unfavourable judgment [Brit, Cdn]
Encyclopedia: Slating Slate, West Virginia