the act or work of covering something with slates.
materials for roofing with slates.
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).
the act or process of laying slates
slates collectively, or material for making slates
(informal, mainly Brit) a severe reprimand or critical attack
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. Leonard. born 1944, US conductor; musical director of the St Louis Symphony Orchestra (1979–96) and of the National Symphony Orchestra (1996–2008)
noun 1. a long thin, narrow strip of wood, metal, etc., used as a support for a bed, as one of the horizontal laths of a Venetian blind, etc. 2. Aeronautics. a control surface along the leading edge of a wing that can be extended forward to create a gap (slot) to improve airflow. 3. […]
noun 1. a slovenly, untidy woman or girl. 2. a slut; harlot. noun 1. a slovenly woman or girl; slut
adjective 1. slovenly and untidy. 2. characteristic or suggestive of a slattern. adverb 3. in the manner of a slattern.