1. (n.) An argillaceous rock which readily splits into thin plates; argillite; argillaceous schist.

2. (v. t.) Any rock or stone having a slaty structure.

3. (n.) A prepared piece of such stone.

4. (n.) A thin, flat piece, for roofing or covering houses, etc.

5. (n.) A tablet for writing upon.

6. (n.) An artificial material, resembling slate, and used for the above purposes.

7. (n.) A thin plate of any material; a flake.

8. (n.) A list of candidates, prepared for nomination or for election; a list of candidates, or a program of action, devised beforehand.

9. (v. t.) To cover with slate, or with a substance resembling slate; as, to slate a roof; to slate a globe.

10. (v. t.) To register (as on a slate and subject to revision), for an appointment.

11. (v. t.) To set a dog upon; to bait; to slat. See 2d Slat, 3.

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