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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

skateskeɪt(n.; v.)skat•ed, skat•ing.

  1. Category: Sport

    Ref: ice skate (def. 1) 1 1

  2. Category: Sport

    Ref: roller skate. 1

  3. the blade of an ice skate.

    Category: Sport

  4. (v.i.)to glide or propel oneself on skates.

  5. to glide or slide smoothly along.

  6. to do something, esp. one's work, in a lax or superficial way.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  7. (v.t.)to perform by skating.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of skate:

1640–50; orig. pl. scates < D schaats (sing.) skate

skateskeɪt(n.)(pl.)skate; skates.

  1. any ray, esp. of the family Rajidae, having winglike pectoral fins.

    Category: Ichthyology

Origin of skate:

1300–50; ME scate < ON skati


  1. person:

    a good skate.

    Category: Status (usage)

* Slang..

Origin of skate:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. skate(noun)

    sports equipment that is worn on the feet to enable the wearer to glide along and to be propelled by the alternate actions of the legs

  2. skate(verb)

    large edible rays having a long snout and thick tail with pectoral fins continuous with the head; swim by undulating the edges of the pectoral fins

  3. skate(verb)

    move along on skates

    "The Dutch often skate along the canals in winter"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. skate(noun)ɪt

    a special shoe with a blade on the bottom for moving across ice

    ***Put on your skates.

  2. skateɪt

    a special shoe with wheels on the bottom

    roller skates

  3. skate(verb)ɪt

    to move across ice or the ground wearing skates

    Two boys skated past.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Skate(noun)

    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

  2. Skate(verb)

    to move on skates

  3. Skate(noun)

    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


  1. Skate

    Skates are cartilaginous fish belonging to the family Rajidae in the superorder Batoidea of rays. More than 200 species have been described, in 27 genera. The two subfamilies are Rajinae and Arhynchobatinae.

Anagrams of SKATE

  1. Keats

  2. Stake

  3. Steak

  4. Takes

Translations for SKATE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a boot with a steel blade fixed to it for moving on ice etc

I can move very fast across the ice on skates.

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