Definition of “slate” - English Dictionary

“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)

“slate” in American English

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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.

(Definition of “slate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)