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English noun: slate

1. slate (artifact) (formerly) a writing tablet made of slate

Broader (hypernym)tablet

2. slate (substance) thin layers of rock used for roofing


Broader (hypernym)roofing material

3. slate (substance) a fine-grained metamorphic rock that can be split into thin layers

Broader (hypernym)sedimentary rock

4. slate (communication) a list of candidates nominated by a political party to run for election to public offices


Broader (hypernym)list, listing

English verb: slate

1. slate (cognition) designate or schedule

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

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)designate, destine, intend, specify

2. slate (social) enter on a list or slate for an election

SamplesHe was slated for borough president.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)cross-file, register

3. slate (contact) cover with slate

SamplesSlate the roof.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)roof

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