Skate meaning

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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.

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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.

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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.

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An ice skate, roller skate, or inline skate.
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A skateboard.
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The act or a period of skating or skateboarding.

Went for a skate.

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To glide or move along on skates.
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To move or progress in a smooth, easy, or unconcerned manner.
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To ride or perform tricks on a skateboard.
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Any of various cartilaginous fishes chiefly of the family Rajidae, having a flattened body with greatly expanded pectoral fins that extend around the head, and laying eggs enclosed in hard cases.
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A fellow; a person.
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A decrepit horse; a nag.
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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.
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The act or a period of skating.
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To glide or move along on, or as on, skates.
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To ride or perform stunts on a skateboard.
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Any ray fish (esp. order Rajiformes)
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A broken-down horse; nag.
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A person.
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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.
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Abbreviated form of ice skate or roller skate.
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The act of skateboarding.

There's time for a quick skate before dinner.

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The act of roller skating or ice skating.

The boys had a skate every morning when the lake was frozen.

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To move along a surface (ice or ground) using skates.
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A fish of the family Rajidae in the superorder Batoidea (rays) which inhabit most seas. Skates generally have small heads with protruding muzzles, and wide fins attached to a flat body.
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Origin of skate

  • From Dutch schaats stilt, skate (taken as pl.) from Middle Dutch schaetse from Old North French escache stilt perhaps of Germanic origin
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Perhaps alteration of dialectal skite contemptible person blatherskite
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Middle English scate from Old Norse skata
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Back-formation from earlier scates, from Dutch schaats, from Old Northern French escache, compare Modern French échasse.
    From Wiktionary
  • From Old Norse skata.
    From Wiktionary