As adjectives the difference between slate and slatelike
is that slate
is having the bluish-grey/gray colour/color of slate while slatelike
is resembling slate.
As a noun slate
is (uncountable) a fine-grained homogeneous sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash which has been metamorphosed so that it cleaves easily into thin layers.
As a verb slate
is to cover with slate.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(uncountable) A fine-grained homogeneous sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash which has been metamorphosed so that it cleaves easily into thin layers.
(uncountable) The bluish-grey colour of most slate.
(countable) A sheet of slate for writing on with chalk.
(countable) A tile made of slate.
(countable) A record of money owed.
(countable) A list of affiliated candidates for an election.
- Put it on my slate – I’ll pay you next week.
An artificial material resembling slate and used for the same purposes.
A thin plate of any material; a flake.
- Roy Disney led the alternative slate of directors for the stockholder vote.
* slate grey, slate gray
* (record of money owed) account, bill
* clean slate
* on the slate
* wipe the slate clean
Having the bluish-grey/gray colour/color of slate.
* slate black
* slate blue
* slate gray/slate grey
* slate pencil
* slate-coloured junco
To cover with slate.
(chiefly, British) To criticise harshly.
- The old church ledgers show that the roof was slated in 1775.
(chiefly, US) To schedule.
- The play was slated by the critics.
(chiefly, US) To destine or strongly expect.
- The election was slated for November 2nd.
To punish severely.
- The next version of our software is slated to be the best release ever.
- The boy was slated by his own mom for disobeying her.