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Noun: slate  sleyt
  1. A fine-grained metamorphic rock that can be split into thin layers
  2. Thin layers of rock used for roofing
    - slating
  3. [N. Amer] A list of candidates nominated by a political party to run for election to public offices
    - ticket [N. Amer]
  4. A bluish-grey colour
  5. (formerly) a writing tablet made of slate
Verb: slate  sleyt
  1. [N. Amer] Designate or schedule
    "He slated his talk for 9 AM"; "She was slated to be his successor"
  2. [N. Amer] Enter on a list or slate for an election
    "He was slated for borough president"
  3. Cover with slate
    "slate the roof"
  4. [Brit, informal] Strongly criticize
    "she was slated for being fat";
    - tear to shreds [informal], slam [informal], roast [informal], burn [informal]

Derived forms: slated, slating, slates

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, Virginia