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Self-will so ardent and active that it will break a world to pieces to make a stool to sit on.
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English

Etymology

From Old French esclate (French éclat).

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Noun

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Singular
slate

Plural
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  1. (uncountable) 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. (uncountable) The bluish-grey colour of most slate.
    slate colour:   
  3. (countable) A sheet of slate for writing on with chalk.
  4. (countable) A tile made of slate.
  5. (countable) A record of money owed.
    Put it on my slate – I’ll pay you next week.
  6. (countable) A list of affiliated candidates for an election.
    Roy Disney led the alternative slate of directors for the stockholder vote.

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Adjective

slate (not comparable)

Positive
slate

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Having the bluish-grey/gray colour/color of slate.

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Verb

Infinitive
to slate

Third person singular
slates

Simple past
slated

Past participle
-

Present participle
slating

to slate (third-person singular simple present slates, present participle slating, simple past and past participle slated)
  1. (chiefly Template loop detected: Template:context 2) To criticise harshly.
    The play was slated by the critics.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To schedule.
    The election was slated for November 2nd.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To destine or strongly expect.
    The next version of our software is slated to be the best release ever.

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