Variant of slate
- a hard, fine-grained, metamorphic rock, typically formed from shale, that cleaves naturally into thin, smooth-surfaced layers
- a thin piece of slate or slatelike material, esp. one used as a roofing tile or as a tablet for writing on with chalk
- the bluish-gray color of most slatealso slate blue
- ☆ a list of candidates proposed for nomination or election
Origin of slateMiddle English sclate ; from Old French esclate, feminine of esclat: see slat
a clean slate
a record showing no marks of discredit, dishonor, etc.