AskDefine | Define slates

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  1. Plural of slate


  1. third-person singular of slate

Extensive Definition

Slate is a type of rock.
Slate may also refer to:
  • Slate (writing), a sheet of material, originally made of slate, on which a person can write
  • Slate (elections), a group of candidates that run on a common platform in an election.
  • Slate (magazine), an Internet-based culture magazine owned by The Washington Post Company
  • Slate (programming language), a prototype-based programming language
  • Slates (album), a 1981 album by the rock band The Fall
  • Slate gray, a color
  • Mr. Slate, a fictional character in The Flintstones
  • "Slate", a song by Uncle Tupelo from the band's 1993 album Anodyne
  • SLATE, a campus political party at the University of California at Berkeley from 1958 to 1966, a precursor of the Free Speech Movement
  • SLATES, an initialism that describes the business impacting capabilities, enabled by Web 2.0 often refered to as Enterprise 2.0
  • Slate and stylus, tools used by blind persons to write text that they can read without assistance
Slate may also be:
  • A clapperboard used during film and television production, or a title card placed as an introduction to a distributed film or television program to indicate content to the exhibitor/broadcaster
  • A fictional character from the animated series Spider Riders
slates in German: Slate
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