Late vs. Slate

Late vs. Slate — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Late and Slate

Lateadjective

Coming, occurring, continuing, or remaining after the correct, usual, or expected time; delayed

a late breakfast.a late meeting.

Slatenoun

A fine-grained metamorphic rock that splits into thin, smooth-surfaced layers.

Lateadjective

Occurring at an advanced hour, especially well into the evening or night

a late movie on television.the late flight to Denver.

Slatenoun

A piece of this rock cut for use as roofing or surfacing material or as a writing surface.

Lateadjective

Of or toward the end or more advanced part, as of a period or stage

the late 19th century.a later symptom of the disease.

Slatenoun

A writing tablet made of a similar material.

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Lateadjective

Having begun or occurred just previous to the present time; recent

a late development.

Slatenoun

A record of past performance or activity

start over with a clean slate.

Lateadjective

Contemporary; up-to-date

the latest fashion.

Slatenoun

A list of the candidates of a political party running for various offices.

Lateadjective

Having recently occupied a position or place

the company's late president gave the address.

Slatenoun

A dark or bluish gray to dark bluish or dark purplish gray.

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Lateadjective

Dead, especially if only recently deceased

in memory of the late explorer.

Slateadjective

Made of a fine-grained metamorphic rock

a slate roof.

Lateadverb

After the expected, usual, or proper time

a train that arrived late.woke late and had to skip breakfast.

Slateadjective

Of the color slate.

Lateadverb

At or until an advanced hour

talked late into the evening.

Slateverb

To cover (a roof, for example) with slate.

Lateadverb

At or into an advanced period or stage

a project undertaken late in her career.

Slateverb

To put on a list of candidates.

Lateadverb

Recently

As late as last week he was still in town.

Slateverb

To schedule or designate

Our professor has slated the art history lecture for Thursday afternoon.was slated to direct the studio's next film.

Lateadjective

Near the end of a period of time.

It was late in the evening when we finally arrived.

Slatenoun

A fine-grained homogeneous sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash which has been metamorphosed so that it cleaves easily into thin layers.

Lateadjective

Specifically, near the end of the day.

It was getting late and I was tired.

Slatenoun

(uncountable) The bluish-grey colour of most slate.

Lateadjective

Associated with the end of a period.

Late Latin is less fully inflected than classical Latin.

Slatenoun

(countable) A sheet of slate for writing on with chalk or with a thin rod of slate (a slate pencil) formerly commonly used by younger children for writing practice in schools.

Lateadjective

Not arriving until after an expected time.

Even though we drove as fast as we could, we were still late.Panos was so late that he arrived at the meeting after Antonio, who had the excuse of being in hospital for most of the night.

Slatenoun

(countable) A roofing-tile made of slate.

Lateadjective

Not having had an expected menstrual period.

I'm late, honey. Could you buy a test?

Slatenoun

(countable) A record of money owed.

Put it on my slate – I’ll pay you next week.

Lateadjective

Deceased, dead: used particularly when speaking of the dead person's actions while alive. the"; see usage notes.}}

Her late husband had left her well provided for.The piece was composed by the late Igor Stravinsky.

Slatenoun

A list of affiliated candidates for an election.

Roy Disney led the alternative slate of directors for the stockholder vote.

Lateadjective

Existing or holding some position not long ago, but not now; departed, or gone out of office.

the late bishop of Londonthe late administration

Slatenoun

An artificial material resembling slate and used for the same purposes.

Lateadjective

Recent — relative to the noun it modifies.

Slatenoun

A thin plate of any material; a flake.

Latenoun

(informal) A shift (scheduled work period) that takes place late in the day or at night.

Slateadjective

Having the bluish-grey/gray colour of slate.

Lateadverb

After a deadline has passed, past a designated time.

We drove as fast as we could, but we still arrived late.

Slateverb

(transitive) To cover with slate.

The old church ledgers show that the roof was slated in 1775.

Lateadverb

formerly, especially in the context of service in a military unit.

Colonel Easterwood, late of the 34th Carbines, was a guest at the dinner party.The Hendersons will all be there / Late of Pablo Fanque's Fair / What a scene!
— "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!", The Beatles

Slateverb

To criticise harshly.

The play was slated by the critics.

Lateadjective

being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time;

late eveninglate 18th centurya late movietook a late flighthad a late breakfastin the middle yearsin his middle thirties

Slateverb

To schedule.

The election was slated for November 2nd.

Lateadjective

after the expected or usual time; delayed;

a belated birthday cardI'm late for the planethe train is latetardy children are sent to the principalalways tardy in making dental appointments

Slateverb

To anticipate or strongly expect.

The next version of our software is slated to be the best release ever.

Lateadjective

of the immediate past or just previous to the present time;

a late developmenttheir late quarrelhis recent trip to Africain recent monthsa recent issue of the journal

Slateverb

To set a dog upon (a person).

Lateadjective

having died recently;

her late husband

Slatenoun

(formerly) a writing tablet made of slate

Lateadjective

of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages;

Late GreekMiddle English is the English language from about 1100 to 1500Middle Gaelic

Slatenoun

thin layers of rock used for roofing

Lateadjective

at or toward an end or late period or stage of development;

the late phase of feudalisma later symptom of the diseaselater medical science could have saved the child

Slatenoun

a fine-grained metamorphic rock that can be split into thin layers

Lateadjective

(used especially of persons) of the immediate past;

the former presidentour late President is still very activethe previous occupant of the White House

Slatenoun

a list of candidates nominated by a political party to run for election to public offices

Lateadverb

later than usual or than expected;

the train arrived latewe awoke latethe children came late to schoolnotice came so tardily that we almost missed the deadlineI belatedly wished her a happy birthday

Slateverb

designate or schedule;

He slated his talk for 9 AMShe was slated to be his successor

Lateadverb

to an advanced time;

deep into the nighttalked late into the evening

Slateverb

enter on a list or slate for an election;

He was slated for borough president

Lateadverb

at an advanced age or stage;

she married lateundertook the project late in her career

Slateverb

cover with slate;

slate the roof

Lateadverb

in the recent past;

he was in Paris recentlylately the rules have been enforcedas late as yesterday she was finefeeling better of latethe spelling was first affected, but latterly the meaning also