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Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CATESnoun

    It has no singular. Viands; food; dish of meat; generally employed to signify nice and luxurious food.

    Etymology: of uncertain etymology; Stephen Skinner imagines it may be corrupted from delicate; which is not likely, because Franciscus Junius observes, that the Dutch have kater in the same sense with our cater.

    The fair acceptance, Sir, creates
    The entertainment perfect, not the cates. Ben Jonson.

    O wasteful riot, never well content
    With low priz’d fare; hunger ambitious
    Of cates by land and sea far fetcht and sent. Walter Raleigh.

    Alas, how simple to these cates,
    Was that crude apple, that diverted Eve! Par. Lost, b. ii.

    They by th’ alluring odour drawn, in haste
    Fly to the dulcet cates, and crouding sip
    Their palatable bane. Philips.

    With costly cates she stain’d her frugal board,
    Then with ill-gotten wealth she bought a lord. Arbuthnot.


  1. Cates

    Cates is a surname.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Catesnoun

    provisions; food; viands; especially, luxurious food; delicacies; dainties

  2. Etymology: [Cf. Acates, and see Cater, n.]


  1. Cates

    Cates is an unincorporated town in Fulton Township, Fountain County, Indiana. The town was founded May 23, 1903. Nearby places include Coal Creek, Harveysburg, Kingman, Lodi, Mackie, Silverwood, Sylvania, Tangier, Yeddo,. Local landmarks include Baker Cemetery, Bethel Cemetery, Cates Community Church, East Liberty Church, Lake Holiday Hide-away, Lake Holiday Hide-Away Dam, Norton Cemetery, Snoddy Church, Township of Fulton. Estimated population is 115.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cates

    kātz, n.pl. dainty food.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. CATES

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cates is ranked #1984 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Cates surname appeared 18,190 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 6 would have the surname Cates.

    86.8% or 15,805 total occurrences were White.
    6.9% or 1,262 total occurrences were Black.
    2.7% or 491 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 335 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1% or 182 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.6% or 116 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cates in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cates in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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