Definition of Blate

1. Verb. Cry plaintively. "The meadows blate with animals "; "The lambs were bleating"

Exact synonyms: Baa, Blat, Bleat
Generic synonyms: Emit, Let Loose, Let Out, Utter
Derivative terms: Baa, Bleat



2. Adjective. Disposed to avoid notice. "They considered themselves a tough outfit and weren't bashful about letting anybody know it"
Exact synonyms: Bashful
Geographical relationships: Scotland
Similar to: Backward

Definition of Blate

1. Adjective. Bashful, sheepish. ¹

2. Adjective. Dull, stupid. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Blate

1. timid [adj] - See also: timid

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blate

blastular
blastulas
blastulation
blastulations
blastule
blastules
blastwave
blastworthy
blasty
blat
blat out
blatancies
blatancy
blatant
blatantly
blate (current term)
blater
blates
blatest
blather
blathered
blatherer
blatherers
blathering
blathers
blatherskite
blatherskites
blatherstorm
blatherstorms
blatonite

Literary usage of Blate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1864)
"... made. any attempt whatever in such State to reconnue or set on foot the lawless invasion of any other blate or territory. This proposition was rejected. ..."

2. The Book of Old Edinburgh: With Historical Accounts of the Buildings Therein by John Charles Dunlop, Alison Hay Dunlop (1896)
"Smell! he wasna blate. Smell!' Meggie had been one of the beauties of Newhaven in her ... Any picture of Old Edin- SMELL' HE WASNA' blate' burgh would be ..."

3. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions by Robert Chambers (1847)
"... lasses, ye're no blate !' Peggy. Ye dash the lad wi' constant slighting pride, Hatred for love is unco sair to bide : But ye'll repent ye, ..."

4. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"The inventory. Ye little ken what cursed speed Add. sp, by Fontenelle. blate [shy, bashful, backward]. Owre blate to seek, owre proud to ..."

5. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1864)
"... made. any attempt whatever in such State to reconnue or set on foot the lawless invasion of any other blate or territory. This proposition was rejected. ..."

6. The Book of Old Edinburgh: With Historical Accounts of the Buildings Therein by John Charles Dunlop, Alison Hay Dunlop (1896)
"Smell! he wasna blate. Smell!' Meggie had been one of the beauties of Newhaven in her ... Any picture of Old Edin- SMELL' HE WASNA' blate' burgh would be ..."

7. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions by Robert Chambers (1847)
"... lasses, ye're no blate !' Peggy. Ye dash the lad wi' constant slighting pride, Hatred for love is unco sair to bide : But ye'll repent ye, ..."

8. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"The inventory. Ye little ken what cursed speed Add. sp, by Fontenelle. blate [shy, bashful, backward]. Owre blate to seek, owre proud to ..."

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