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  1. slate

    • IPA[sleɪt]

    英式

    • n.
      a fine-grained grey, green, or bluish-purple metamorphic rock easily split into smooth, flat plates;a flat plate of slate used as roofing material
    • v.
      cover (something, especially a roof) with slates;criticize severely
    • noun: slate, plural noun: slates

    • verb: slate, 3rd person present: slates, gerund or present participle: slating, past tense: slated, past participle: slated

    • 釋義
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    名詞

    • 1. a fine-grained grey, green, or bluish-purple metamorphic rock easily split into smooth, flat plates slate quarries a slate floor
    • a flat plate of slate used as roofing material a loose slate falls from the roof a grey slate roof
    • 2. a flat plate of slate formerly used for writing on in schools the teacher was demonstrating, the children copying on to slates
    • British a record of a person's debit or credit (in pubs and shops formerly written on a slate) ‘Five quid,’ said the barman. ‘Put it on my slate,’ I suggested
    • a small portable computer that accepts input directly on to its screen rather than via a keyboard or mouse; a tablet computer after getting our hands on one this afternoon, we found that it’s a solid, well-performing slate that’s easy on the eyes
    • 3. a bluish-grey colour suits of slate grey
    • 4. a list of candidates for election to a post or office, typically a group sharing a set of political views candidates on the left's slate won 74 per cent of constituency votes
    • North American a range of something on offer the company has revealed details of a $60m slate of film productions
    • 5. a board showing the identifying details of a take in a film, held in front of the camera at the beginning and end of the take the electronic time-code system allowed us to shoot with or without conventional slates

    動詞

    • 1. cover (something, especially a roof) with slates he was working for his father slating a new roof a slated roof
    • 2. British informal criticize severely his work was slated by the critics
    • 3. North American schedule; plan London shows are slated for late June construction is slated to begin late next year
    • nominate (someone) as a candidate for an office or post I understand that I am being slated for promotion
    • 4. identify (a take in a film) using a slate the assistant cameraman is about to slate the scene
    • adj.
      of a dark bluish or greenish grey.

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      a pencil made of soft slate used for writing on slate.

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      an absence of existing restraints or commitments: I felt like I could start again with a clean slate

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      an absence of existing restraints or commitments: I felt like I could start again with a clean slate

    Oxford Dictionary

    • ph.
      forgive or forget past faults or offenses; make a fresh start

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • ph.
      forget past disagreements or faults and make a fresh start

    Oxford Dictionary

    • ph.
      an absence of existing restraints or commitments

    Oxford Dictionary

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    • IPA[slāt]

    美式

    • n.
      a fine-grained gray, green, or bluish metamorphic rock easily split into smooth, flat pieces: slate quarries a slate floor
    • v.
      cover (something, especially a roof) with slates: he was working for his father slating a new roof a slated roof

    Oxford American Dictionary

  2. 知識+

    • clean slate的用法

      clean slate (n.) >> 是指 fresh start (ie. starting anew, with a fresh approach; an opportunity...清白的開始; 就是如果說過去的紀錄不佳, 那你想從開始, 就可以用這個詞了; slate: 是指紀錄的意思; log; wipe the slate clean 把以往的過錯(或不和、債務等)一筆勾銷...

    • keep tabs on somebody的由來?

      有些人認為,是在19世紀中期,酒保開是用一塊石板(slate)記錄顧客喝了幾杯酒,而slate 的另一個名稱就是tablet, 所寫成tab。 酒保必須...

    • 請問一下顏色的表達(用英文)

      ... Grey / Nimbus Gray 石板灰色 / 青灰色 ~ Slate-Grey / Slate-Gray 灰綠色 ~ Celadon