slate

slate
slate1 [sleıt] n
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1¦(rock)¦
2¦(on a roof)¦
3 slate blue/grey
4¦(politics)¦
5¦(for writing on)¦
6 put something on the slate
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[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: esclat 'thin piece split off', from esclater 'to burst, splinter']
1.) ¦(ROCK)¦[U]
a dark grey rock that can easily be split into flat thin pieces
2.) ¦(ON A ROOF)¦ especially BrE a small piece of slate or similar material that is used for covering roofs
= ↑tile
There were several slates missing from the roof.
3.) slate blue/grey
a dark blue or grey colour
4.) ¦(POLITICS)¦
a list of people that voters can choose in an election, or who are being considered for an important job
5.) ¦(FOR WRITING ON)¦
a small black board or a flat piece of slate in a wooden frame used for writing on in the past
6.) put sth on the slate
BrE old-fashioned to arrange to pay for something later, especially food or drink
a clean slate atclean1 (9)
slate 2
slate2 v [T usually passive]
1.) BrE informal to criticize a book, film etc severely, especially in a newspaper
= ↑slam
Doherty's most recent novel has been slated by the critics.
2.) be slated to do sth/be slated for sth
especially AmE
a) if something is slated to happen, it is planned to happen in the future, especially at a particular time
He is slated to appear at the Cambridge Jazz Festival next year.
Every house on this block is slated for demolition.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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