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slate

slate

 
pronunciation:
sleIt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
clean slate
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a fine-grained rock that tends to split in smooth layers.
definition 2: a piece of this rock, or a product manufactured from it, such as a roof tile or chalkboard.
definition 3: a record, schedule, or list.
a slate of activitiesa slate of candidates for political office
similar words:
agenda, list, roster, schedule
definition 4: a dark or bluish gray color.
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phrase: clean slate
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: slated, slates, slating
definition 1: to record, schedule, list, or designate as though on a writing surface.
definition 2: to cover (a roof, floor, or the like) with slate or a similar material.
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  color, rock, stone