Slate vs Ticket - What's the difference?

slate | ticket |

As nouns the difference between slate and ticket

is that 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 while ticket is ticket.

As an adjective slate

is having the bluish-grey/gray colour/color of slate.

As a verb slate

is to cover with slate.




(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 *


  • 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


  • 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.






  • A pass entitling the holder to admission to a show, concert, etc.
  • A pass entitling the holder to board a train, a bus, a plane, or other means of transportation
  • A citation for a traffic violation.
  • A permit to operate a machine on a construction site.
  • A service request, used to track complaints or requests that an issue be handled. (Generally Internet Service Provider related).
  • (informal) A list of candidates for an election, or a particular theme to a candidate's manifesto.
  • Joe has joined the party's ticket for the county elections.
    Joe will be running on an anti-crime ticket .
  • A solution to a problem; something that is needed.
  • That's the ticket .
    I saw my first bike as my ticket to freedom.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1884 , author=Mark Twain , title=Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , chapter=34 , url= , isbn=0-553-21079-3 , page= , passage="Here's the ticket . This hole's big enough for Jim to get through if we wrench off the board."}}
  • (dated) A little note or notice.
  • * Fuller
  • He constantly read his lectures twice a week for above forty years, giving notice of the time to his auditors in a ticket on the school doors.
  • (dated) A tradesman's bill or account (hence the phrase on ticket'' and eventually ''on tick ).
  • * J. Cotgrave
  • Your courtier is mad to take up silks and velvets / On ticket for his mistress.
  • A label affixed to goods to show their price or description.
  • A certificate or token of a share in a lottery or other scheme for distributing money, goods, etc.
  • Derived terms

    * automatic ticket sampling machine * golden ticket * have tickets on oneself * lottery ticket * one-way ticket * that's the ticket * ticket machine * write one's own ticket

    See also

    * (wikipedia "ticket")


    (en verb)
  • To issue someone a ticket, as for travel or for a violation of a local or traffic law.
  • Derived terms

    * ticket off