Definitions for ATEˈeɪ ti, ˈɑ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ateeɪt; Brit. ɛt(v.)

  1. Ref: pt. of eat .

A•teˈeɪ ti, ˈɑ ti(n.)

  1. an ancient Greek goddess personifying the fatal blindness or recklessness that leads to ruinous actions.

    Category: Mythology

Origin of Ate:

< Gk átē


  1. a suffix occurring orig. in loanwords from Latin, as adjectives (literate; passionate), nouns (candidate; prelate), and esp. past participles of verbs, which in English may function as verbs or adjectives (consecrate; considerate; translate); now used also as a verb-forming suffix in English (calibrate; hyphenate).

Origin of -ate:

< L -ātus, orig. =-ā- stem vowel of verbs + -t- ptp. suffix


  1. a specialization of -ate1, used to form the names of salts corresponding to acids whose names end in -ic : nitrate; sulfate.

    Category: Chemistry, Affix


  1. a suffix occurring orig. in nouns borrowed from Latin that denote offices or functions (consulate; triumvirate), as well as institutions or collective bodies (electorate; senate); sometimes extended to denote a person who exercises such a function (magistrate; potentate), an associated place (consulate), or a period of office or rule (protectorate); now joined to stems of any origin and denoting the office, term of office, or territory of a

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Affix

Origin of -ate:

< L -ātus (gen. -ātūs), generalized from v. ders

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ate(noun)

    goddess of criminal rashness and its punishment

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. ateˈeɪ ti, ˈɑ ti

    the past tense of "eat"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ate

    the preterit of Eat

  2. Ate(noun)

    the goddess of mischievous folly; also, in later poets, the goddess of vengeance

  3. Ate

    of Eat


  1. Atë

    Atë, Até or Aite is the Greek goddess of mischief, delusion, ruin, and folly. Até also refers to the action performed by the hero, usually because of hubris, that often leads to his or her death or downfall. Her parents were Zeus and Hera. In Homer's Iliad she is called eldest daughter of Zeus with no mother mentioned. On Hera's instigation she used her influence over Zeus so that he swore an oath that on that day a mortal descended from him would be born who would be a great ruler. Hera immediately arranged to delay the birth of Heracles and to bring forth Eurystheus prematurely. In anger Zeus threw Atë down to earth forever, forbidding that she ever return to heaven or to Mt. Olympus. Atë then wandered about, treading on the heads of men rather than on the earth, wreaking havoc on mortals. The Litae follow after her but Atë is fast and far outruns them. The Bibliotheca claims that when thrown down by Zeus, Atë landed on a peak in Phrygia called by her name. There Ilus later, following a cow, founded the city of Ilion, known as Troy. This flourish is chronologically at odds with Homer's dating of Atë's fall. In Hesiod's Theogony the mother of Atë is Eris, with no father mentioned.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'ATE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3533

Anagrams of ATE

  1. a.e.t., eat, ETA, eta, TEA, tea

Translations for ATE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

as far as

to the place or point mentioned

We walked as far as the lake.

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