Definition Of slate

verb

a bluish-gray color.

suits of slate gray

a fine-grained gray, green, or bluish metamorphic rock easily split into smooth, flat pieces.

The most resistant rocks are quartzite and quartz-rich sandstones, and tough fine-grained rocks such as slate .

a flat piece of slate used for writing on, typically framed in wood, formerly used in schools.

The colliery village's principle attractions are the driftwood mine, where the visitor is taken to the coalface, and the school, in which children can try out the desks and writing slates and play games of the period.

a list of candidates for election to a post or office, typically a group sharing a set of political views.

another slate of candidates will be picked for the state convention

cover (something, especially a roof) with slates.

The roof will be slated and the front elevations will mostly be of natural stone, and each house has a large back garden.


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Example Of slate

  • a grey slate roof

  • A jacket hung over his arm, the exact color of his slate gray slacks.

  • a loose slate falls from the roof

  • Although I admit to being one of those who'll slate a referee at a match, I also understand the enormous task they face once the whistle is blown.

  • another slate of candidates will be picked for the state convention


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