- The definition of a skate is a shoe fitted with wheels for moving on a hard surface or a blade on the sole for gliding on ice.
An example of a skate is what an Olympic ice skater wears on their feet while competing.
- Skate is defined as a type of fish with a skeleton mostly made of cartilage, a flat body with eyes on the top surface, wide fins and a whip-like tail.
An example of a skate is a batoid fish.
- Skate means to move quickly, or to move on a hard surface such as ice, pavement or a rink wearing shoes with a blade or wheels attached to the bottom.
- An example of skate is to complete five tasks in a short period of time with a minimal amount of effort; skate through tasks.
- An example of skate is what an olympic ice dancer does to compete for a gold medal.
- also ice skate
- a bladelike metal runner mounted in a frame having clamps and straps for fastening it to the sole of a shoe and used for gliding on ice
- a shoe with such a runner permanently attached
- a similar frame or shoe with a pair of small wheels near the toe and another pair at the heel, for gliding on a hardwood floor, sidewalk, etc.also roller skate
- in-line skate
- the act or a period of skating
Origin of skatetaken as singular of earlier skates ; from Dutch schaats, a skate, stilt ; from Norman French escache ; from Old French eschace, stilt, crutch ; from Frankish an unverified form skatja, stilt
- to glide or move along on, or as on, skates
- to ride or perform stunts on a skateboard
Origin of skateMiddle English scate ; from Old Norse skata
- ⌂ a broken-down horse; nag
- a person: now only in good skate, a congenial, likable person
Origin of skate; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- An ice skate, roller skate, or inline skate.
- Informal A skateboard.
- The act or a period of skating or skateboarding: went for a skate.
intransitive verbskat·ed, skat·ing, skates skates
- To glide or move along on skates.
- To move or progress in a smooth, easy, or unconcerned manner: “resting on his past laurels, skating along on his reputation” (Tami Hoag).
- To ride or perform tricks on a skateboard.
Origin of skateFrom Dutch schaats, stilt, skate (taken as pl.), from Middle Dutch schaetse, from Old North French escache, stilt, perhaps of Germanic origin.
Origin of skateMiddle English scate, from Old Norse skata.
- A fellow; a person.
- A decrepit horse; a nag.
Origin of skatePerhaps alteration of dialectal skite, contemptible person; see blatherskite.
- A runner or blade, usually of steel, with a frame shaped to fit the sole of a shoe, made to be fastened under the foot, and used for gliding on ice.
- abbreviated form of ice skate or roller skate
- The act of skateboarding
- There's time for a quick skate before dinner.
- The act of roller skating or ice skating
- The boys had a skate every morning when the lake was frozen.
(third-person singular simple present skates, present participle skating, simple past and past participle skated)
- To move along a surface (ice or ground) using skates.
- To skateboard
Back-formation from earlier scates, from Dutch schaats, from Old Northern French escache, compare Modern French Ã©chasse.
From Old Norse skata.