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Definition of "slate" []

  • A fine-grained metamorphic rock that splits into thin, smooth-surfaced layers. (noun)
  • A piece of this rock cut for use as roofing or surfacing material or as a writing surface. (noun)
  • A writing tablet made of a similar material. (noun)
  • A record of past performance or activity: start over with a clean slate. (noun)
  • A list of the candidates of a political party running for various offices. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "slate" in a sentence
  • "It's one of the few times we've heard the term slate used since Ballmer briefly showed off"
  • "It seems that the term slate is being used more because Apple is rumored to be announcing the iSlate later this month."
  • "The second quarter really we have the title slate to be able to do very well in the second quarter assuming that we are able to get back on track with full shelves of both rental and retail."