skate

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See also: Skate, skaté, and skatē

English[edit]

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Ice skates.

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Back-formation from earlier scates, from Dutch schaats, from Middle Dutch schaetse, from Old Northern French escache (a stilt, trestle) (Compare French échasse), from a Germanic language, perhaps Frankish *skakkja (stilt).

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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Etymology 3[edit]

Unknown.

Noun[edit]

skate (plural skates)

  1. A worn-out horse.
  2. A mean or contemptible person.

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English skate, back-formed from Dutch schaats.

Noun[edit]

skate m (plural skates, diminutive skateje n)

  1. inline skate

Derived terms[edit]

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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German[edit]

Verb[edit]

skate

  1. First-person singular present of skaten.
  2. First-person singular subjunctive I of skaten.
  3. Third-person singular subjunctive I of skaten.
  4. Imperative singular of skaten.

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 skatefashion show
    tēlotājas mākslas skatefine art show
    zemkopības tehnikas skateagriculture machinery show
    mākslinieciskās pašdarbības skateamateur performance show
  2. inspection, survey, review (syn. apskate)
    tarifikācijas skateclassification, ranking review
    iziet skatito 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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Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

skate m (plural skates)

  1. skateboard (small platform on wheels)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

skate m (plural skates)

  1. skating, skateboarding