a fine-grained rock formed by the metamorphosis of clay, shale, etc., that tends to split along parallel cleavage planes, usually at an angle to the planes of stratification.
a thin piece or plate of this rock or a similar material, used especially for roofing or as a writing surface.
a dull, dark bluish gray.
a list of candidates, officers, etc., to be considered for nomination, appointment, election, or the like.
verb (used with object), slated, slating.
to cover with or as with slate.
to write or set down for nomination or appointment:
the district leader slated for city judge.
to plan or designate (something) for a particular place and time; schedule:
The premiere was slated for January.
to censure or criticize harshly or violently; scold.
to punish severely.
clean slate, an unsullied record; a record marked by creditable conduct:
to start over with a clean slate.
verb (used with object), slated, slating. British.
to sic or set a dog on (a person or animal).
a compact fine-grained metamorphic rock formed by the effects of heat and pressure on shale. It can be split into thin layers along natural cleavage planes and is used as a roofing and paving material
(as modifier): a slate tile
a roofing tile of slate
(formerly) a writing tablet of slate
a dark grey colour, often with a purplish or bluish tinge
(mainly US & Canadian) a list of candidates in an election
the reference information written on a clapperboard
(informal) the clapperboard itself
clean slate, a record without dishonour
(Brit & Irish, informal) have a slate loose, to be eccentric or crazy
(Brit, informal) on the slate, on credit
(informal) wipe the slate clean, to make a fresh start, esp by forgetting past differences
to cover (a roof) with slates
(mainly US) to enter (a person’s name) on a list, esp on a political slate
to choose or destine: he was slated to go far
to plan or schedule: the trial is slated to begin in three weeks
of the colour slate
verb (transitive) (informal, mainly Brit)
to criticize harshly; censure
to punish or defeat severely
A fine-grained metamorphic rock that forms when shale undergoes metamorphosis. Slate splits into thin layers with smooth surfaces. It ranges in color from gray to black or from red to green, depending on the minerals contained in the shale from which it formed.
In addition to the idiom beginning with slate
noun 1. a slightly purplish black.
noun 1. a moderate to dark grayish blue.
- Slate-colored junco
[sleyt-kuhl-erd] /ˈsleɪtˌkʌl ərd/ noun 1. the eastern subspecies of the dark-eyed junco, Junco hyemalis, having grayer plumage than the several western subspecies.
noun 1. a fine-grained rock formed by the metamorphosis of clay, shale, etc., that tends to split along parallel cleavage planes, usually at an angle to the planes of stratification. 2. a thin piece or plate of this rock or a similar material, used especially for roofing or as a writing surface. 3. a dull, […]