cate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Aphetized from acate.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cate (plural cates)

  1. (in the plural) A delicacy or item of food.
    • 1590s, William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew, First Folio 1623, Act I:
      Kate of Kate-hall, my super-daintie Kate, / For dainties are all Kates, and therefore Kate / Take this of me, Kate of my consolation [...].
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Folio Society 2006, vol. 1 p. 101:
      Have we not heard of divers most fertile regions, plenteously yeelding al maner of necessary victuals, where neverthelesse the most ordinary cates [transl. méz] and daintiest dishes, were but bread, water-cresses, and water?
    • 1820, John Keats, The Eve of St. Agnes, l. 172-3:
      All cates and dainties shall be storèd there / Quickly on this feast-night
    • 1985, Anthony Burgess, Kingdom of the Wicked:
      He did not at first produce the cates and vintages they expected; they looked, most of them, puzzled at the lack of materials of revelry.

Asturian[edit]

Verb[edit]

cate

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of catar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of catar

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cate

  1. vocative masculine singular of catus

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

cate

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of catar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of catar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of catar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of catar

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

cate

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of catar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of catar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of catar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of catar.