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Definition of 'slate'


  1. (formerly) a writing tablet made of slate
  2. thin layers of rock used for roofing
       Synonyms: slating
  3. a fine-grained metamorphic rock that can be split into thin layers
  4. a list of candidates nominated by a political party to run for election to public offices
       Synonyms: ticket


  1. designate or schedule; "He slated his talk for 9 AM"; "She was slated to be his successor"
  2. enter on a list or slate for an election; "He was slated for borough president"
  3. cover with slate; "slate the roof"

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