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Kate \Kate\, n. (Zo["o]l.) The brambling finch.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

fem. proper name, pet form of Katherine. In World War II it was the Allies' nickname for the standard torpedo bomber used by the Imperial Japanese Navy.


n. (context UK dialect Kent English) The brambling finch, ''Fringilla montifringilla''.


KATE (1450 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a news/talk format. Licensed to Albert Lea, Minnesota, USA, the station serves the Albert Lea- Austin area. The station is currently owned by Alpha Media, through licensee Digity 3E License, LLC.

Kate (text editor)

Kate ( short forKDE Advanced Text Editor) is a text editor developed by KDE. It has been a part of KDE Software Compilation since version 2.2, which was first released in 2001. Geared towards software developers, it features syntax highlighting, code folding, customizable layouts, regular expression support, and extensibility.

Kate (software)
Kate (given name)

Kate is a feminine given name and nickname. It is a short form of multiple feminine names, most notably Katherine but also Caitlin and others.

Kate (song)

"Kate" is a song performed by Ben Folds Five released on their 1997 album Whatever and Ever Amen. Written by Ben Folds, Darren Jessee, and Ben's first wife, Anna Goodman, the song follows a love-struck man who is so obsessed with the girl "Kate" that he longs to be her, as shown by the lyric "I wanna be Kate". It peaked at #39 on the UK Singles Chart.

Kate (clan)

Kate is a sub-clan of the Phatak or Mohite Maratha clans, found largely in Maharashtra and neighbouring states of India.

Kate (TV series)

Kate is a British drama television series which originally aired on ITV in 38 episodes between 6 January 1970 and 29 November 1972. It starred Phyllis Calvert in the role of an agony aunt who becomes personally drawn into the problems of the people who send letters to her. It was made by Yorkshire Television.

Kate (Johnny Cash song)

"Kate" is a song recorded by American country music artist Johnny Cash. It was released in March 1972 as the third single from his album A Thing Called Love. The song peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. It also reached number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada. The song was written by Marty Robbins.

Usage examples of "kate".

Boone the widow, Nina the niece, Alger Kates, and a gate-crasher named Solomon Dexter.

The time involved was about half an hour, between seven-fifteen, when Phoebe Gunther left the baby carriage and its contents, including the monkey wrenches, with Boone in the room, and around seven forty-five, when Alger Kates discovered the body.

Arriving in New York, she had gone with Alger Kates and Nina Boone to the BPR New York office, where Kates had gone into the statistical section, and she and Nina had helped department heads to collect props to be used as illustrations of points in the speech.

I put my coat and hat on a chair and followed her into the room, and there was Alger Kates over in the corner where the light was dim.

But Alger Kates suddenly stood up, as if I had brandished a monkey wrench at her.

Nero Wolfe, as Alger Kates put it, was in the pay of NIA, and they reacted accordingly.

Inspector Cramer, Sergeant Stebbins, and a couple of others were in the dining room firing questions at Alger Kates.

FBI, not to mention the head of the Homicide Squad, debating where Alger Kates was going to sleep, when he got a chance to sleep, and that after three cops had had the apartment to themselves long enough to saw all the legs off the chairs and glue them back on.

I gave her that and asked how about the possibility that the cylinder implicated Solomon Dexter or Alger Kates.

For reply Alger Kates put on one of the strangest performances I have ever seen, and I have seen plenty.

Thanks to Ruthe and Dina, before Kate was twelve, she was on a first-name basis with every living thing in the Park, Animalia and Plan-tae, by division, class, order, family, genus, and species.

After consulting with Kate, Sarchi substituted an oral antifungal for the one Gilbert had been receiving intravenously, and she shipped the boy back to Brunswick.

Kate had suffered from a congenital condition known as status asthmaticus, which continually imperiled her life.

Beth jumped up, white-faced, and I told her to get the emergency Medihaler from the drawer, then took Kate into the bacchante room and laid her on the sofa.

That night, after Kate had gone to sleep, I brought the little wooden cask down from the cupboard shelf and, sitting in the bacchante room, drank from it again.