The definition of slate is a hard rock that splits into smooth layers, or a list of people running for an office.(noun)
Slate is defined as to schedule or put on a list.(verb)
An example of to slate is an item being put on a meeting agenda.
See slate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME sclate < OFr esclate, fem. of esclat: see slat
See slate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English sclate
Origin: , from Old French esclate, splinter
Origin: , feminine of esclat; see slat.
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