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skate

play
noun \ˈskāt\

Definition of skate

plural

skates

also

skate

  1. :  any of a family (Rajidae, especially genus Raja) of rays with the pectoral fins greatly developed giving the fish a flat diamond shape



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Origin and Etymology of skate

Middle English scate, from Old Norse skata


First Known Use: 14th century

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skate

noun

Definition of skate

  1. 1a :  a metal frame that can be fitted to the sole of a shoe and to which is attached a runner or a set of wheels for gliding over ice or a surface other than iceb :  roller skate; especially :  in-line skatec :  ice skate

  2. 2 :  a period of skating



Origin and Etymology of skate

modification of Dutch schaats, from Middle Dutch schaetse stilt, from Old French dialect (Flanders, Hainaut) *escace, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old English sceacan to shake — more at shake


First Known Use: 1684


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skate

verb

Simple Definition of skate

  • : to move or glide over a surface on skates

  • : to ride or perform tricks on a skateboard

  • : to move or glide quickly along a surface

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of skate

skated

skating

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to glide along on skates propelled by the alternate action of the legs

  3. 2 :  to slip or glide as if on skates

  4. 3 :  to proceed in a superficial or blithe manner

  5. transitive verb
  6. :  to go along or through by skating

Examples of skate in a sentence

  1. hockey players skating into position

  2. Couples skated around the rink.

  3. She skated an excellent program in the competition.

  4. We skate at the park.

  5. The bugs skated along the surface of the water.



1696

First Known Use of skate

1696


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skate

noun

Definition of skate

  1. 1 :  a thin awkward-looking or decrepit horse :  nag

  2. 2 :  fellow 4c



Origin and Etymology of skate

probably alteration of English dialect skite an offensive person


First Known Use: 1894



SKATE Defined for Kids

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skate

play
verb \ˈskāt\

Definition of skate for Students

skated

skating

  1. 1 :  to glide along on skates

  2. 2 :  to slide or glide along <They watched long-legged water-bugs skate over the glassy-still pools. — Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House on the Prairie>

skater

noun



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skate

play
noun

Definition of skate for Students

  1. 1 :  a metal blade fitting the sole of the shoe or a shoe with a permanently attached metal blade used for gliding on ice

  2. 2 :  roller skate




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skate

play
noun

Definition of skate for Students

  1. :  a flat fish related to the sharks that has large and nearly triangular fins




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