Slate vs Slatelike - What's the difference?

slate | slatelike |


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.

slate

English

Noun

(wikipedia slate) (en noun)
  • (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.
  • Put it on my slate – I’ll pay you next week.
  • (countable) A list of affiliated candidates for an election.
  • Roy Disney led the alternative slate of directors for the stockholder vote.
  • An artificial material resembling slate and used for the same purposes.
  • A thin plate of any material; a flake.
  • Synonyms

    * slate grey, slate gray * (record of money owed) account, bill

    Derived terms

    * clean slate * on the slate * wipe the slate clean

    See also

    * basalt * blackboard * chalkboard * whiteboard *

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Having the bluish-grey/gray colour/color of slate.
  • Derived terms

    * slate black * slate blue * slate gray/slate grey * slate pencil * slate-coloured junco * slaty

    Verb

  • To cover with slate.
  • The old church ledgers show that the roof was slated in 1775.
  • (chiefly, British) To criticise harshly.
  • The play was slated by the critics.
  • (chiefly, US) To schedule.
  • The election was slated for November 2nd.
  • (chiefly, US) To destine or strongly expect.
  • The next version of our software is slated to be the best release ever.
  • To punish severely.
  • The boy was slated by his own mom for disobeying her.

    Anagrams

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    slatelike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Resembling slate.
  • Synonyms

    * slaty