An example of to slate is an item being put on a meeting agenda.
An example of a slate is a knife-sharpening stone.
An example of a slate is everyone running for president of the class.
Start over with a clean slate.
The old church ledgers show that the roof was slated in 1775.
A slate roof.
Our professor has slated the art history lecture for Thursday afternoon; was slated to direct the studio's next film.
Put it on my slate - I'll pay you next week.
- a record showing no marks of discredit, dishonor, etc.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of slate
- Middle English sclate from Old French esclate splinter feminine of esclat slat
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French esclate, from esclat (French Ã©clat).