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American English: /sleɪt/
British English: /sleɪt/

Translation of slate in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 uncountable (rock)
    (before noun) (roof)
    de pizarra
    Example sentences
    • The most resistant rocks are quartzite and quartz-rich sandstones, and tough fine-grained rocks such as slate.
    • New surfaces are made from chemical compounds and are designed to mimic granite, limestone, marble, slate, or soapstone.
    • It includes a variety of rocks, such as basalt, granite, gneiss, quartzite, slate, and schist.
    1.2 countable (roof tile)
    Example sentences
    • She said she feared loose slates and masonry could fall from the roof.
    • We appear to have inherited a number of problems with roofing tiles and slates which are not always fixed with the precision and detailing required by the manufacturers (number of fixings etc).
    • The council discovered that there were loose slates on the roof which would have fallen into the street without the gutter in place.
  • 2 countable (for writing on) to have a clean slate
    no tener borrones en la hoja de servicios
    to wipe the slate clean
    hacer borrón y cuenta nueva
    to put something on the slate (British)
    apuntar algo en la cuenta
    can you put it on the slate?
    ¿me lo apunta en la cuenta?
    ¿me lo fía?
    she had quite a lot on the slate at the corner shop
    debía bastante dinero en la tienda de la esquina
    Example sentences
    • The colliery village's principle attractions are the driftwood mine, where the visitor is taken to the coalface, and the school, in which children can try out the desks and writing slates and play games of the period.
    • Each of the boxes includes enough pencils, exercise books, slates and school bags for a class of up to 80 pupils.
    • She is quite pleased with her knowledge about courts when she is able to pick out the jury, twelve animals and birds who are busy writing on their slates.
  • 3 countable (list of candidates) (US)
    lista (feminine) de candidatos
    Example sentences
    • At the end of 1951 the Free Officers ran their own slate of candidates for election to the board of directors of the Officers' Club in Cairo.
    • As it is, the unions always run slates of candidates during the board's elections and hold caucus meetings before board meetings to discuss how teachers are going to vote.
    • Nominating Committee members work together to prepare and present an annual slate of candidates for national office.
  • 4 countable (listed items) (US)
    lista (feminine) de ofertas
    Example sentences
    • He asked Don to let him have a drink on the slate but Don refused.
    • One explanation for the extraordinary name of the pub relates to a long dead landlord who put the beer "on the slate" for thirsty road-makers when the track up the hill was metalled.

transitive verb

  • 1
    Example sentences
    • The roof will be slated and the front elevations will mostly be of natural stone, and each house has a large back garden.
    • The entire centre of the yard was covered and slated with a large open-ended platform at either end.
    • The contractor shall inspect all surfaces prepared for slating.
  • 2 (criticize)
    poner por los suelos
    the novel was slated by the critics
    los críticos pusieron la novela por los suelos
    Example sentences
    • Although I admit to being one of those who'll slate a referee at a match, I also understand the enormous task they face once the whistle is blown.
    • They both slated the referee, who, they claimed, was wrong to allow a goal scored by Dublin.
    • Last December it was slated in a highly critical report released by the powerful Commons Treasury Select Committee.
  • 3 (US) to be slated 3.1 (scheduled) the convention is slated for March
    la convención está programada para marzo
    they are slated to testify next week
    tienen que prestar declaración la semana próxima
    the site is slated to become a marina
    existen planes para convertir el lugar en un puerto deportivo
    3.2 (chosen, destined) he's slated to replace the director
    es el candidato para sustituir al director
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