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Princeton's WordNet

  1. skatenoun

    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. skateverb

    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. skateverb

    move along on skates

    "The Dutch often skate along the canals in winter"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Skatenoun

    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. Skateverb

    to move on skates

  3. Skatenoun

    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

  4. Etymology: [Icel. skata; cf. Prov. G. schatten, meer-schatten, L. squatus, squatina, and E. shad.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Skate

    skāt, n. a kind of sandal or frame of wood on a steel blade for moving on ice.—v.i. to slide on, skates.—ns. Skā′ter; Skā′ting; Skā′ting-rink. [Dut. schaats; cf. also Dan. sköite.]

  2. Skate

    skāt, n. the popular name of several species of Ray, esp. those of the family Raiidæ and genus Raia, with greatly extended pectoral fins. [Ice. skata—Low L. squatus—L. squatina; cf. Shad.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. skate

    A well-known cartilaginous fish of the ray family, Raia batis.

Editors Contribution

  1. skate

    A type of sports equipment.

    Skates are used in ice skating.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 23, 2020  

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Anagrams for skate »

  1. Keats

  2. Stake

  3. Steak

  4. Takes

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of skate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of skate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of skate in a Sentence

  1. Karin Soutberg:

    It's nice to skate with some actual views.

  2. Brand Ambassadors:

    It’s what makes people get hooked on skate skiing, it’s the feeling I look for in every project I decide to do.

  3. Svetlana Makarova.Others like Mikhail Merzlyakov:

    It’s really good to be skating. You can feel the coming winter and New Year, it’s scary, but we wanted to skate.

  4. Sakura Yosozumi:

    We had so much fun and could do the tricks in a relaxed atmosphere, at a big competition like the Olympics, I thought I would be a little bit nervous, but I wasn't nervous. That's the reason I could skate well.

  5. Alex DeBrincat:

    My stick got stuck in a skate and they get a power play, it can go the other way, too. Unfortunately, it happened to us. We’re here to win. If we play well and don’t win it doesn’t mean anything.

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  • تزلجArabic
  • канёкBelarusian
  • patinar, patíCatalan, Valencian
  • brusle, rejnok, bruslení, bruslitCzech
  • sglefrio, ysglefrioWelsh
  • SkateDanish
  • Schlittschuhlaufen, Rollschuh, Eislauf, Schlittschuh laufen, Skateboarden, Eislaufen, Schlittschuh, SkateboardfahrenGerman
  • πατινάGreek
  • rajoEsperanto
  • patinaje, patín, patinarSpanish
  • اسکیت بازی کردن, اسكيت بورد سواري, اسكيت كردن -اسكيت, كفش اسكيت, سفره ماهي, كفش اسكيت رولر-كفش اسكيت يخ, اسكيت بازي-اسكيت روي يخPersian
  • luistella, skeitata, rausku, luistin, luistelu, skeittausFinnish
  • skøtaFaroese
  • glisser, patin, patinage, patinerFrench
  • reedridenWestern Frisian
  • korcsolyaHungarian
  • չմուշկArmenian
  • sepatu luncurIndonesian
  • skataIcelandic
  • pattinareItalian
  • להחליקHebrew
  • [[スケート]]を[[する]], スケートJapanese
  • [[스케이트]]를 [[타다]], 홍어, 스케이트Korean
  • тэшүүр, тэшүүрээр гулгахMongolian
  • skøyteNorwegian
  • schaatsenDutch
  • skeise, skøyteNorwegian Nynorsk
  • skateNorwegian
  • łóóʼ adishishíNavajo, Navaho
  • łyżwaPolish
  • patinada, patinar, arraia, skate, patim, raiaPortuguese
  • коньки́, [[ката́ться]] на [[скейтборд, [[ката́ние]] на [[скейтборд, [[ката́ние]] на [[коньки, [[ката́ться]] на [[коньки, скат, конёкRussian
  • rajaSlovak
  • skridskoSwedish
  • kaykay yapmakTurkish
  • ли́жва, ковза́нUkrainian
  • luibilasketam, sket, luibilasket, sketam, gladajukam, luibilasketön, sketön, gladajukön, gladajukVolapük
  • גליטשערYiddish

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. askant
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