Slate Definition

Define what is Slate?

1. slate (noun)

(formerly) a writing tablet made of slate.


    tablet noun
    a slab of stone or wood suitable for bearing an inscription.

    2. slate (verb)

    designate or schedule.

    • He slated his talk for 9 AM.
    • She was slated to be his successor.

    destine, intend, designate, specify verb
    design or destine.

    3. slating, slate (noun)

    thin layers of rock used for roofing.

      Synonyms: slating

      roofing material noun
      building material used in constructing roofs.

      4. slate (verb)

      enter on a list or slate for an election.

      • He was slated for borough president.

      cross-file, register verb
      have one's name listed as a candidate for several parties.

      5. slate (noun)

      a fine-grained metamorphic rock that can be split into thin layers.


        sedimentary rock noun
        rock formed from consolidated clay sediments.

        6. slate (verb)

        cover with slate.

        • slate the roof.

        roof verb
        provide a building with a roof; cover a building with a roof.

        7. slate, ticket (noun)

        a list of candidates nominated by a political party to run for election to public offices.

          Synonyms: ticket

          list, listing noun
          a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics).

          Nearby Terms

          slate club (noun)
          a group of people who save money in a common fund for a specific purpose (usually distributed at Christmas)

          slate pencil (noun)
          a pencil of soft slate (or soapstone) used for writing on a slate

          slate roof (noun)
          a roof covered with slate

          slate-black (adjective satellite)
          of a black tinged with slate-grey

          slate-colored junco (noun)
          common North American junco having grey plumage and eyes with dark brown irises

          slate-gray (adjective satellite)
          of the color of slate or granite

          slate-grey (adjective satellite)
          of the color of slate or granite

          slater (noun)
          any of various small terrestrial isopods having a flat elliptical segmented body; found in damp habitats

          slatey (adjective satellite)
          of the color of slate or granite

          slather (verb)
          spread thickly

          slating (noun)
          thin layers of rock used for roofing

          slattern (noun)
          a prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets

          slatternliness (noun)
          in the manner of a slattern

          slatternly (adjective satellite)
          characteristic of or befitting a slut or slattern; used especially of women

          slaty (adjective satellite)
          of the color of slate or granite