Definition of Skate

1. 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.

Specialized synonyms: Ice Skate, In-line Skate, Roller Skate
Generic synonyms: Sports Equipment



2. Verb. Move along on skates. "They skate down the river "; "The Dutch often skate along the canals in winter"
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Generic synonyms: Glide
Specialized synonyms: Ice Skate, Figure Skate, Roller Skate, Skateboard, Rollerblade
Derivative terms: Skater, Skating

3. Noun. 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.

Definition of Skate

1. n. 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. v. i. To move on skates.

3. n. 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.

Definition of Skate

1. Noun. A runner or blade, usually of steel, with a frame shaped to fit the sole of a shoe, made to be fastened under the foot, and used for gliding on ice. ¹

2. Noun. abbreviated form of ice skate or roller skate ¹

3. Noun. The act of skateboarding ¹

4. Noun. The act of roller skating or ice skating ¹

5. Verb. To move along a surface (ice or ground) using skates. ¹

6. Verb. To skateboard ¹

7. Noun. A fish of the family Rajidae in the superorder Batoidea (rays) which inhabit most seas. Skates generally have small heads with protruding muzzles, and wide fins attached to a flat body. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Skate

1. to glide over ice or the ground on skates (shoes fitted with runners or wheels) [v SKATED, SKATING, SKATES]

Medical Definition of Skate

1. 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. Some of the species are used for food, as the European blue or gray skate (Raia batis), which sometimes weighs nearly 200 pounds. The American smooth, or barn-door, skate (R. Laevis) is also a large species, often becoming three or four feet across. The common spiny skate (R. Erinacea) is much smaller. Skate's egg. See Sea purse. Skate sucker, any marine leech of the genus Pontobdella, parasitic on skates. Origin: Icel. Skata; cf. Prov. G. Schatten, meer-schatten, L. Squatus, squatina, and E. Shad. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Skate

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skankiness
skanking
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skanks
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skarn
skarns
skart
skarth
skarths
skarts
skas
skat
skatable
skate (current term)
skate on thin ice
skate over
skate park
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skateathons
skateboard-rail
skateboard deck
skateboard rail
skateboard truck
skateboard wheel
skateboarded
skateboarder

Literary usage of Skate

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

1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1905)
"FOR several years the senior author has used the skate to illustrate to ... The injection of the systemic veins of the skate is attended with more or less ..."

2. The English Illustrated Magazine (1893)
"show the curve in its entirety, and, so far as is known, the skate of recent times has not been finished by a scroll, as the Dutch skates are. ..."

3. A History of the Fishes of the British Islands by Jonathan Couch (1868)
"THE skate is one of our commonest fishes, and is found on all the coasts of the ... Sir John Dalyell found that a young skate which he kept in captivity ..."

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