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NOUN (2)

1. sports equipment that is worn on the feet to enable the wearer to glide along and to be propelled by the alternate actions of the legs;

2. large edible rays having a long snout and thick tail with pectoral fins continuous with the head; swim by undulating the edges of the pectoral fins;


VERB (1)

1. move along on skates;
- Example: "The Dutch often skate along the canals in winter"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Skate \Skate\ (sk[=a]t), n. [D. schaats. Cf. Scatches.] 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. [1913 Webster] Batavia rushes forth; and as they sweep, On sounding skates, a thousand different ways, In circling poise, swift as the winds, along, The then gay land is maddened all to joy. --Thomson. [1913 Webster] Roller skate. See under Roller. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Skate \Skate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Skated; p. pr. & vb. n. Skating.] To move on skates. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Skate \Skate\, n. [Icel. skata; cf. Prov. G. schatten, meer-schatten, L. squatus, squatina, and E. shad.] (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of large, flat elasmobranch fishes of the genus Raia, having a long, slender tail, terminated by a small caudal fin. The pectoral fins, which are large and broad and united to the sides of the body and head, give a somewhat rhombic form to these fishes. The skin is more or less spinose. [1913 Webster] Note: Some of the species are used for food, as the European blue or gray skate (Raia batis), which sometimes weighs nearly 200 pounds. The American smooth, or barn-door, skate (Raia laevis) is also a large species, often becoming three or four feet across. The common spiny skate (Raia erinacea) is much smaller. [1913 Webster] Skate's egg. See Sea purse. Skate sucker, any marine leech of the genus Pontobdella, parasitic on skates. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

skate n 1: sports equipment that is worn on the feet to enable the wearer to glide along and to be propelled by the alternate actions of the legs 2: large edible rays having a long snout and thick tail with pectoral fins continuous with the head; swim by undulating the edges of the pectoral fins v 1: move along on skates; "The Dutch often skate along the canals in winter"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

35 Moby Thesaurus words for "skate": Reptilia, bloke, boy, buck, chap, coast, fellow, flit, flow, fly, gent, gentleman, glide, glissade, guy, ice skates, ice-skate, man, roller skates, roller-skate, sail, sideslip, skateboard, skates, ski, skid, skim, sled, sleigh, slide, slip, slither, snowshoes, sweep, toboggan