skate

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English[edit]

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Medieval bone skates on display at the Museum of London.

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Etymology 1[edit]

Back-formation from earlier scates, from Dutch schaats, from Old Northern French escache, compare Modern French échasse.

Noun[edit]

skate (plural skates)

  1. 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.
  2. abbreviated form of ice skate or roller skate
  3. The act of skateboarding
    There's time for a quick skate before dinner.
  4. The act of roller skating or ice skating
    The boys had a skate every morning when the lake was frozen.
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Verb[edit]

skate (third-person singular simple present skates, present participle skating, simple past and past participle skated)

  1. To move along a surface (ice or ground) using skates.
  2. To skateboard
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Etymology 2[edit]

A drawing of a cuckoo skate (Leucoraja naevus)

From Old Norse skata.

Noun[edit]

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skate (plural skates)

  1. 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.
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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English skate, back-formed from Dutch schaats.

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Noun[edit]

skate m (plural skates, diminutive skateje n)

  1. inline skate

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Verb[edit]

skate

  1. first-person singular present indicative of skaten
  2. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of skaten
  3. imperative of skaten

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

skate m (plural skates)

  1. a skateboard

Verb[edit]

skate

  1. first-person singular present indicative of skater
  2. third-person singular present indicative of skater
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of skater
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of skater
  5. second-person singular imperative of skater

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From skat(īt) (to see, look) +‎ -e.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

skate f (5th declension)

  1. display, exhibition, show (a planned event with the goal of showing, demonstrating something to the public; syn. izstāde)
    modes skate — fashion show
    tēlotājas mākslas skate — fine art show
    zemkopības tehnikas skate — agriculture machinery show
    mākslinieciskās pašdarbības skate — amateur performance show
  2. inspection, survey, review (syn. apskate)
    tarifikācijas skate — classification, ranking review
    iziet skati — to pass the scrutiny, test, inspection

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse skata

Noun[edit]

skate m (definite singular skaten, indefinite plural skater, definite plural skatene)

  1. a skate (a fish)
  2. a dried tree without branches

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse skata

Noun[edit]

skate f (definite singular skata, indefinite plural skater, definite plural skatene)

  1. a skate (a fish)

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