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"slate" in British English

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slatenoun

uk   /sleɪt/ us   /sleɪt/
  • slate noun (LIST)

[C] US a list of people who are being considered for a particular job or position, especially in politics: Is there anyone in the current slate of candidates who could defeat the president? His novel was chosen from a slate of ten finalists.

slateverb [T]

uk   /sleɪt/ us   /sleɪt/
  • slate verb [T] (CRITICIZE)

UK informal to attack by criticizing; to write or say that something is very bad: Her last book was slated by the critics.
  • slate verb [T] (ROCK)

to cover a roof with slates

slateadjective

uk   /sleɪt/ us   /sleɪt/
(Definition of slate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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slatenoun

us   /sleɪt/
  • slate noun (ROCK)

[U] a dark gray rock that can be divided into wide, flat, thin pieces
  • slate noun (POLITICS)

[C] the people of a particular political party who are trying to be elected to offices in government in an election: The Republicans are expected to announce their slate tomorrow.

slateverb [T]

us   /sleɪt/
  • slate verb [T] (SCHEDULE)

to schedule or expect to happen: The festival is slated to run here January 28th to February 7th.
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