-ate

Definitions

  • I sat down upon the floor and read and looked and ate
    I sat down upon the floor and read and looked and ate
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • -ate As a noun suffix, it marks the agent; as, curate, delegate . It also sometimes marks the office or dignity; as, tribunate .
    • -ate As an ending of participles or participial adjectives it is equivalent to -ed; as, situate or situated; animate or animated.
    • -ate As the ending of a verb, it means to make to cause to act, etc.; as, to propitiateto make propitious); to animateto give life to).
    • -ate In chemistry it is used to denote the salts formed from those acids whose names end -icexcepting binary or halogen acids); as, sulphate from sulphuric acid, nitrate from nitric acid, etc. It is also used in the case of certain basic salts.
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Quotations

  • Emily Dickinson
    Emily%20Dickinson
    “He ate and drank the precious Words, his Spirit grew robust; He knew no more that he was poor, nor that his frame was Dust.”
  • Joe E. Lewis
    Joe%20E.%20Lewis
    “I told my doctor I get very tired when I go on a diet, so he gave me pep pills. Know what happened? I ate faster.”
  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan%20Swift
    “It was a bold person that first ate an oyster.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From the L. suffix -atus, the past participle ending of verbs of the 1st conj

Usage

In literature:

He had it propped against a water-bottle and was reading as he ate.
"The Yukon Trail" by William MacLeod Raine
He broke it in two and gave half to the Prince who ate it in hungry mouthfuls.
"Tell Me Another Story" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
They ate great wisps of it and the more they ate the more grew out.
"The Laughing Prince" by Parker Fillmore
I think the leopard ate his heifer; he was terribly hungry.
"Roy Blakely, Pathfinder" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
The food he ate did him little good, while his heart went out constantly to his people in strenuous supplication.
"Wayside Courtships" by Hamlin Garland
They ate silently, making a dull business of it.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
The girl ate and ate, as many as she could, then took some with her for her journey and went on.
"Roumanian Fairy Tales" by Various
They ate what we ate, and they stayed with us a long time after the War.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
When I was fairly aroused I again began to feel very hungry, so I ate one of my buns.
"Dick Cheveley" by W. H. G. Kingston
The lynx flesh being cooked, I ate a portion, but it was tough and unsavoury, and I was not sorry to finish my meal.
"Snow Shoes and Canoes" by William H. G. Kingston
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In poetry:

We loved each other in those days,
Ugly blue whore!
We ate boiled eggs
And weed.
"My Little Lovelies" by Arthur Rimbaud
The man ate and drank.
The woman drank and sang.
Both danced.
The friend was very pleased.
"Society" by Carlos Drummond de Andrade
Henry the First
Ate lampreys till he burst.
His unfortunate decease
Simply ruined the Norman peace.
"Clerihew - Henry the First" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
J was some Apple Jam,
Of which Papa ate part,
But all the rest he took away,
And stuffed into a tart.
"Nonsense Alphabet" by Edward Lear
The only part I always ate,
That never made me ill,
Had gone away decapitate
And carried off the bill.
"A Fowl Affair" by Hattie Howard
Q was a Quince that hung
Upon a garden tree;
Papa he brought it with him home,
And ate it with his tea.
"Nonsense Alphabet" by Edward Lear

In news:

The artificial sweetener that you added to your coffee, drank in your diet soda pop or ate in your sugar-free candy is making its way into Lake Erie.
The 5-foot-4-inch junior ate applesauce, a protein drink and a yogurt in compliance with a liquid diet.
Anthropologists are studying the tartar attached to ancient human teeth to learn more about the plants people ate and the pathogens they carried long ago.
I ate a hot dog with peanut butter on it.
As I sat down to dinner last night, I spied the Dining Out section and thought I would read as I ate.
"It was fun, but they just about ate me out of house and home".
Recently, I ate a fresh mozzarella, basil and tomato panini that I thought was amazing.
Until four years ago Timothy Leary ate turkey, like the rest of us.
Instead of relying on what people said they ate, it measured mercury in their toenails - a good gauge of long-term exposure to the metal from fish consumption.
(AP) — Authorities say a hungry burglar apparently made and ate a sandwich at a southeastern Michigan home before taking off with a $25 towel rack .
Authorities say a hungry burglar apparently made and ate a sandwich at a southeastern Michigan home before taking off with a $25 towel rack .
(AP) — Authorities say a hungry burglar apparently made and ate a sandwich at a southeastern Michigan home before taking off with a $25 towel rack.
Authorities say a hungry burglar apparently made and ate a sandwich at a southeastern Michigan home before taking off with a $25 towel rack.
We're talking "ate the roommate's leftovers without asking," not like "ran over Grandma's prized poodle.
She was among the four others who were hospitalized Friday after six people ate the toxic soup Thursday night.
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In science:

More seriously, CFS maintain that we “conflate” the definition of Cµ with eq. (8) of , which is only valid within a limited range.
Response to Comments on "Simple Measure for Complexity"
We were not “conflating”, but referring to their results for one-dimensional spin systems.
Response to Comments on "Simple Measure for Complexity"
First of all, they write (pg. 278): “It is certainly not desirable to conflate a process’s complexity with the complexity of whatever apparatus connects the process to the variables we happen to have seized upon as handles”.
Response to Comments on "Simple Measure for Complexity"
We have checked that depending on the power n and on the constants k and b one may construct with the potential (8) models to ones taste: ever inflating models, ever decelerating models, or models where the deceleration and inflation interchange several times.
Exact Inflationary Solutions from a Superpotential
In this paper we use a finite element method (FEM) to estim ate the elastic properties of model cellular solids over a range of densities.
Elastic moduli of model random three-dimensional closed-cell cellular solids
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