cates

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: catés

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare acates, and see cater.

Noun[edit]

cates pl (plural only)

  1. (archaic) Provisions; food; viands; especially, luxurious food; delicacies; dainties.
    • a. 1597, Shakespeare, William, Henry IV, Part 1, act 3, scene 1, lines 155–158:
      I had rather live / With cheese and garlic in a windmill, far, / Than feed on cates and have him talk to me / In any summer house in Christendom.
    • 1764, Churchill, Charles, The Times:
      Hath any rival glutton got the start, / And beat him in his own luxurious art; / Bought cates for which Apicius could not pay, / Or drest old dainties in a newer way?
    • 1855, Browning, Robert, “Instans Tyrannus”, in Men and Women, lines 19–22:
      I tempted his blood and his flesh, / Hid in roses my mesh, / Choicest cates and the flagon's best spilth— / Still he kept to his filth!

Anagrams[edit]


Asturian[edit]

Verb[edit]

cates

  1. second-person singular present indicative of catar
  2. second-person singular present subjunctive of catar

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (Brazil including São Paulo) /ˈka.t͡ʃis/, [ˈka.t͡ʃis]
    • IPA(key): (Rio) /ˈka.t͡ʃiʃ/, [ˈka.t͡ʃiʃ]
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /ˈka.tɨʃ/, [ˈka.tɨʃ]

  • Hyphenation: ca‧tes

Verb[edit]

cates

  1. second-person singular (tu) present subjunctive of catar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) negative imperative of catar

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkates/, [ˈka.t̪es]

Noun[edit]

cates m pl

  1. plural of cate

Verb[edit]

cates

  1. Informal second-person singular () negative imperative form of catar.
  2. Informal second-person singular () present subjunctive form of catar.