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Meaning & Definition of Slate in English

English

Slate

/slet/

noun

1. (formerly) a writing tablet made of slate

    synonym:
  • slate

2. Thin layers of rock used for roofing

    synonym:
  • slate
  • ,
  • slating

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

    synonym:
  • slate

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

    synonym:
  • slate
  • ,
  • ticket

verb

1. Designate or schedule

  • "He slated his talk for 9 am"
  • "She was slated to be his successor"
    synonym:
  • slate

2. Enter on a list or slate for an election

  • "He was slated for borough president"
    synonym:
  • slate

3. Cover with slate

  • "Slate the roof"
    synonym:
  • slate