"slates" in the noun sense
formerly) a writing tablet made of slate
2. slate, slating
thin layers of rock used for roofing
a fine-grained metamorphic rock that can be split into thin layers
4. slate, ticket
a list of candidates nominated by a political party to run for election to public offices
"slates" in the verb sense
designate or schedule
"He slated his talk for 9 AM"
"She was slated to be his successor"
enter on a list or slate for an election
"He was slated for borough president"
cover with slate
"slate the roof"
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