Complete Definition of "skate"

wikipedia|dab=skate (disambiguation)|skate
English

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-skate.ogg|Audio (US)

:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-eɪt|-eɪt

Etymology 1
back-form earlier scates from D. schaats from Old North French escache, compare French échasse

Noun
en-noun

  1. 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. abbreviated form of ice skate or roller skate
  3. The act of skateboarding

#:There's time for a quick skate before dinner.

  1. The act of roller skating

#:Let's skate in the park.

  1. The act of ice skating

#:The boys had a skate every morning when the lake was frozen.

Translations

Czech: brusle f
Finnish: luistin
French: patin m
Hungarian: korcsolya
Latvian: slida f
mid
Polish: Åyżwa f
Russian: конÑк (kon'ók) m (1,2), полоз (póloz) m (2)
Spanish: patín m
Swedish: skena c (1), skridsko c (2)

Verb
en-verb|skat|ing

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

Derived terms
skateboard
skate on thin ice
skater

Translations

Finnish: luistella
French: glisser, patiner
Latvian: slidot
Spanish: patinar
Swedish: skrinna, åka skridskor

Etymology 2
From ON. skata.

Noun
wikipedia
en-noun

  1. A large ray of the family Rajidae which inhabits temperate or tropical seas.

Translations
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Finnish: rausku
Russian: ÑÐºÐ°Ñ (skat) m

Category:Fish
Category:English words with multiple etymologies


Latvian

Noun
skate
Pronunciation guide|IPA:/'skatÉ/

  1. A display, an exhibition, or a show.

Norwegian

Noun
no-noun-c|skat

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

Category:Dutch derivations

fa:skate
fr:skate
io:skate
pl:skate
fi:skate
te:skate
vi:skate
zh:skate

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