- 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
- A fellow; a person.
- A decrepit horse; a nag.
Origin of skatePerhaps alteration of dialectal skite, contemptible person; see blatherskite.
Origin of skateMiddle English scate, from Old Norse skata.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.