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Webster 1913 Edition


Skate

Skate

(skāt)
,
Noun.
[D.
schaats
. Cf.
Scatches
.]
A metallic runner with a frame shaped to fit the sole of a shoe, – made to be fastened under the foot, and used for moving rapidly on ice.
Batavia rushes forth; and as they sweep,
On sounding
skates
, a thousand different ways,
In circling poise, swift as the winds, along,
The then gay land is maddened all to joy.
Thomson.
Roller skate
.
See under
Roller
.

Skate

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Skated
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Skating
.]
To move on skates.

Skate

,
Noun.
[Icel.
skata
; cf. Prov. G.
schatten
, meer
-schatten
, L.
squatus
,
squatina
, and E.
shad
.]
(Zool.)
Any one of numerous species of large, flat elasmobranch fishes of the genus
Raia
, having a long, slender tail, terminated by a small caudal fin. The pectoral fins, which are large and broad and united to the sides of the body and head, give a somewhat rhombic form to these fishes. The skin is more or less spinose.
☞ Some of the species are used for food, as the European blue or gray skate (
Raia batis
), which sometimes weighs nearly 200 pounds. The American smooth, or barn-door, skate (
Raia laevis
) is also a large species, often becoming three or four feet across. The common spiny skate (
Raia erinacea
) is much smaller.
Skate’s egg
.
See
Sea purse
.
Skate sucker
,
any marine leech of the genus
Pontobdella
, parasitic on skates.

Webster 1828 Edition


Skate

SKATE

,
Noun.
A sort or shoe furnished with a smooth iron for sliding on ice.

SKATE

,
Verb.
I.
To slide or move on skates.

SKATE

,
Noun.
[L. squatus, squatina.] A fish of the ray kind, (Raia Batis;) called the variegated ray-fish, It is a flat fish, the largest and thinnest of the genus, some of them weighing nearly two hundred pounds.

Definition 2021


Skate

Skate

See also: skate, skaté, and skatē

German

Noun

Skate m (genitive Skates, plural Skates)

  1. a new-fashioned skate
    1. a rollerblade
    2. a modern professional speedskate

Declension

Synonyms

  • (rollerblade): Inlineskate
  • (speedskate): Schnelllaufschlittschuh

Related terms

See also

skate

skate

See also: Skate, skaté, and skatē

English

Ice skates.

Noun

skate (plural skates)

  1. A runner or blade, usually of steel, with a frame shaped to fit the sole of a shoe, made to be fastened under the foot, and used for gliding on ice.
  2. abbreviated form of ice skate or roller skate
  3. The act of skateboarding
    There's time for a quick skate before dinner.
  4. The act of roller skating or ice skating
    The boys had a skate every morning when the lake was frozen.
Translations

Verb

skate (third-person singular simple present skates, present participle skating, simple past and past participle skated)

  1. To move along a surface (ice or ground) using skates.
  2. To skateboard
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

A drawing of a cuckoo skate (Leucoraja naevus)

From Old Norse skata.

Noun

skate (plural skates)

  1. A fish of the family Rajidae in the superorder Batoidea (rays) which inhabit most seas. Skates generally have small heads with protruding muzzles, and wide fins attached to a flat body.
Translations

Etymology 3

Unknown

Noun

skate (plural skates)

  1. A worn-out horse.
  2. A mean or contemptible person.

Derived terms

Anagrams


Dutch

Pronunciation

Etymology

From English skate, back-formed from Dutch schaats.

Noun

skate m (plural skates, diminutive skateje n)

  1. inline skate

Derived terms

Verb

skate

  1. first-person singular present indicative of skaten
  2. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of skaten
  3. imperative of skaten

French

Noun

skate m (plural skates)

  1. a skateboard

Verb

skate

  1. first-person singular present indicative of skater
  2. third-person singular present indicative of skater
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of skater
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of skater
  5. second-person singular imperative of skater

Latvian

Etymology

From skat(īt) (to see, look) + -e.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [skatɛ]

Noun

skate f (5th declension)

  1. display, exhibition, show (a planned event with the goal of showing, demonstrating something to the public; syn. izstāde)
    modes skate ― fashion show
    tēlotājas mākslas skate ― fine art show
    zemkopības tehnikas skate ― agriculture machinery show
    mākslinieciskās pašdarbības skate ― amateur performance show
  2. inspection, survey, review (syn. apskate)
    tarifikācijas skate ― classification, ranking review
    iziet skati ― to pass the scrutiny, test, inspection

Declension

Synonyms

  • apskate
  • izstāde

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse skata

Noun

skate m (definite singular skaten, indefinite plural skater, definite plural skatene)

  1. a skate (a fish)
  2. a dried tree without branches

References


Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse skata

Noun

skate f (definite singular skata, indefinite plural skater, definite plural skatene)

  1. a skate (a fish)

References


Portuguese

Alternative forms

Noun

skate m (plural skates)

  1. skateboard (small platform on wheels)

Spanish

Noun

skate m (plural skates)

  1. skating, skateboarding