Crossword clues for slate
- A list of candidates to be considered for nomination or election to public offices
- Something to keep clean
- What aristarchs do
- Pool-table material
- Primary list
- It gets chalked
- Election group
- November list
- Shade of blue
- Roofing tile
- Drag over the coals
- Convention decision
- Root covering
- Early writing tablet
- Blue shade
- The nominees
- Blackboard material
- Purplish gray
- Diner: menu:: elector: ___
- Party lineup
- Old-time schoolroom adjunct
- Clean ___
- Party's choice
- Election choice
- The candidates
- Laminated rock
- Chalk's need
- Purplish-gray shade
- List of candidates
- Political party offering
- Old schoolhouse item
- Like some roofs
- It's quarried in Vermont
- Bluish gray
- Offering to voters
- Shade of gray
- Party offering
- Candidate list
- Old school item
- Roofing material
- Political ticket
- Ballot listing
- Party list
- Lineup at the polls
- Party's nominees
- Popular online magazine
- Online current affairs magazine
- Blank ___
- Writing surface
- Group of candidates running together
- Home of "The Gist" and "Political Gabfest"
- Writing surface for chalk
- Blue-gray shade
- Something to write on with chalk
- Surface for chalk writing
- Roof material
- Thin layers of rock used for roofing
- A fine-grained metamorphic rock that can be split into thin layers
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Slate \Slate\ (sl[=a]t), n. [OE. slat, sclat, OF. esclat a shiver, splinter, F. ['e]clat, fr. OF. esclater to shiver, to chip, F. ['e]clater, fr. OHG. sleizen to tear, slit, split, fr. sl[=i]zan to slit, G. schleissen. See Slit, v. t., and cf. Eclat.]
(Min.) An argillaceous rock which readily splits into thin plates; argillite; argillaceous schist.
Any rock or stone having a slaty structure.
A prepared piece of such stone. Especially:
A thin, flat piece, for roofing or covering houses, etc.
A tablet for writing upon.
An artificial material, resembling slate, and used for the above purposes.
A thin plate of any material; a flake. [Obs.]
(Politics) A list of candidates, prepared for nomination or for election; a list of candidates, or a programme of action, devised beforehand. [Cant, U.S.]
Adhesive slate (Min.), a kind of slate of a greenish gray color, which absorbs water rapidly, and adheres to the tongue; whence the name.
Aluminous slate, or Alum slate (Min.), a kind of slate containing sulphate of alumina, -- used in the manufacture of alum.
Bituminous slate (Min.), a soft species of sectile clay slate, impregnated with bitumen.
Hornblende slate (Min.), a slaty rock, consisting essentially of hornblende and feldspar, useful for flagging on account of its toughness.
Slate ax or Slate axe, a mattock with an ax end, used in shaping slates for roofs, and making holes in them for the nails.
Slate clay (Geol.), an indurated clay, forming one of the alternating beds of the coal measures, consisting of an infusible compound of alumina and silica, and often used for making fire bricks.
Slate globe, a globe the surface of which is made of an artificial slatelike material.
Slate pencil, a pencil of slate, or of soapstone, used for writing on a slate.
Slate rocks (Min.), rocks which split into thin lamin[ae], not necessarily parallel to the stratification; foliated rocks.
Slate spar (Min.), a variety of calcite of silvery white luster and of a slaty structure.
Transparent slate, a plate of translucent material, as ground glass, upon which a copy of a picture, placed beneath it, can be made by tracing.
Slate \Slate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slated; p. pr. & vb. n. Slating.]
To cover with slate, or with a substance resembling slate; as, to slate a roof; to slate a globe.
To register (as on a slate and subject to revision), for an appointment. [Polit. Cant]
To reserve or designate for a specific purpose.
Slate \Slate\, v. t. [Cf. AS. sl[=ae]ting a privilege of
To set a dog upon; to bait; to slat. See 2d Slat, 3. [Prov.
Eng. & Scot.] [Written also slete.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mid-14c., from Old French esclate, fem. of esclat "split piece, splinter" (Modern French éclat; see slat), so called because the rock splits easily into thin plates. As an adjective, 1510s. As a color, first recorded 1813. Sense of "a writing tablet" (made of slate), first recorded late 14c., led to that of "list of preliminary candidates prepared by party managers," first recorded 1842, from notion of being easily altered or erased. Clean slate (1856) is an image from customer accounts chalked up in a tavern.
1520s, "to cover with slates" (earlier sclatten, late 15c.), from slate (n.). Meaning "propose, schedule" is from 1883; earlier "to nominate" (1804); the notion is of writing on a slate board. Related: Slated; slating.
Having the bluish-grey/gray colour/color of slate. n. 1 (context uncountable English) A fine-grained homogeneous sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash which has been metamorphosed so that it cleaves easily into thin layers. 2 (context uncountable English) The bluish-grey colour of most slate. 3 (context countable English) A sheet of slate for writing on with chalk or with a thin rod of slate (a slate pencil) formerly commonly used by younger children for writing practice in schools. 4 (context countable English) A roofing-tile made of slate. 5 (context countable English) A record of money owed. 6 (context countable chiefly US English) A list of affiliated candidates for an election. 7 An artificial material resembling slate and used for the same purposes. 8 A thin plate of any material; a flake. v
1 To cover with slate. 2 (context chiefly British English) To criticise harshly. 3 (context chiefly US English) To schedule. 4 (context chiefly US English) To destine or strongly expect. 5 To punish severely.
v. designate or schedule; "He slated his talk for 9 AM"; "She was slated to be his successor"
enter on a list or slate for an election; "He was slated for borough president"
cover with slate; "slate the roof"
SLATE, a pioneer organization of the New Left and precursor of the Free Speech Movement and formative counterculture era, was a campus political party at the University of California, Berkeley from 1958 to 1966.
Slate is a type of rock, often used for roofing.
Slate may also refer to:
- Slate turkey, a breed of domestic fowl
- Slate (writing), a material for writing on
- Slate (surname)
- Slate board ( clapperboard), a device used during film production
- Slate gray, a color
- Slate and stylus, tools used by blind persons to write and read
- Slate (typeface), a neo-grotesque typeface
Slate is an English-language online current affairs, politics and culture magazine in the United States created in 1996 by former New Republic editor Michael Kinsley, initially under the ownership of Microsoft as part of MSN. On 21 December 2004, it was purchased by The Washington Post Company, later renamed the Graham Holdings Company. Since 4 June 2008, Slate has been managed by The Slate Group, an online publishing entity created by the Graham Holdings Company to develop and manage web-only magazines. Slate is based in New York City, with an additional office in Washington DC.
A French version (slate.fr) was launched in February 2009 by a group of four journalists, including Jean-Marie Colombani, Eric Leser, and economist Jacques Attali. Among them, the founders hold 50% in the publishing company, while The Slate Group holds 15%. In 2011, slate.fr started a separate site covering African news, Slate Afrique, with a Paris-based editorial staff.
In July 2014, Julia Turner replaced David Plotz, who had been editor of Slate since 2008. Plotz had been the deputy editor to Jacob Weisberg, Slate's editor from 2002 until his designation as the Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of The Slate Group. The Washington Post Company's John Alderman is Slates publisher.
Slate , which is updated daily, covers politics, arts and culture, sports, and news. According to Turner, the magazine is "not fundamentally a breaking news source," but rather aimed at helping readers to "analyze and understand and interpret the world" with witty and entertaining writing. As of mid-2015, it publishes about 1500 stories per month. Slate is known (and sometimes criticized) for adopting contrarian positions, giving rise to the term "Slate Pitches." It is ad-supported and has been available to read free of charge since 1999, but restricted access for non-US readers via a metered paywall in 2015.
Slate is a neo-grotesque sans-serif typeface designed by Rod McDonald at Monotype Corporation in 2006, and it is designed for high levels of legibility. Slate Pro is the UI font of the BlackBerry 10 operating system.
McDonald had previously done research with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) focusing on maximizing the legibility of characters and readability of text, and the Slate family was designed for maximum legibility for both print and screen. The Slate family is also a beautiful design, and as McDonald says "I didn't want a face with an 'engineered' look, or with any noticeable design gimmicks or devices."
Slate is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Cody Slate (born 1987), American football player
- Jenny Slate (born 1982), American actress and comedian
- Jeremy Slate (1926–2006), American actor
Usage examples of "slate".
He felt a touch on his arm, and looked up to see the Archon again holding out the slate.
By the time they topped the last long hill that led down to the city, the steep slate roofs rising like a stone forest from the paler stones of the houses, the royal residence sitting on its artificial hill to the north as though it floated above the ordinary world, they could see the crowds gathering along the Horsegate Road.
Parchment Paper and Parchment Slates -- Double and Triple Osmotic Parchment -- Utilising Waste Parchment Paper -- Parchmented Linen and Cotton -- Parchment Millboard -- Imitation Horn and Ivory from Parchment Paper -- Imitation Parchment Paper -- Artificial Parchment -- Testing the Sulphuric Acid.
Even the churches, ancient chapels under moorstone slate roofs in shades of tawny yellow and green and russet, seemed gaunt and forbidding.
Sir Walter Palgrave, or am I to begin, as it were, with a clean slate?
The higgledly-piggledy line of the village houses with their uneven roof lines, crooked chimneys, thatch or slate roofs and pargeted or brick frontages, every detail deeply familiar, stood serenely unchanged.
Instead, it was slate gray, illuminated by several brilliantly lit stars, each haloed with iridescent color that reminded Lina of the pearlized belly of a seashell.
Big Eva was also slated for release from the penitentiary, since he had once been a bandit associate of Hondo Weatherbee, Doc had disguised himself to resemble Big Eva and offered himself as a sacrifice to see if he was guessing right.
But when she looked out on the gallery and saw the two black children, both of them barefoot, bending down attentively on each side of Flower while she showed them how to print their names in chalk on the piece of slate, Abigail felt a prescience about the future that was more optimistic than any she had experienced in years.
Using the stylus from her data slate as a pointer, she indicated the pulsar centered on the screen.
Windows were broken and covered by paper or stuffed with straw, street-doors had disappeared, gutters and waste-pipes hung crazily down the sides of the buildings, tufts of grass and weeds sprouted under the eaves, and on the rooves whole areas of slates were missing.
The seascape shrank as Harris ran south west along the Manx coast, rounding first Maughold, then slipping past the gray slate cliffs and steep sided coves until Laxey Bay opened to starboard.
Vredech took in the old tower with its stained and spalling rendering and its steeply pitched slate roof, dotted with spheres of moss.
Dylan for years had clung to this one face, bent over the slates as though they were sheets of Spirograph paper on the floor of his room, not noticing until too late that they were part of an edifice which curled past Bond and Nevins Street, into the unknown.
Skinner argued that the child, or animal, was at birth virtually a tabula rasa, physiologically competent, but behaviorally an empty slate on which experience would cut the grooves that would determine all subsequent patterns of function.