• I sat down upon the floor and read and looked and ate
    I sat down upon the floor and read and looked and ate
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Ate goddess of criminal rashness and its punishment
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The last thing Elvis Presley ate before he died was four scoops of ice cream and 6 chocolate chip cookies
    • n Ate (Greek. Myth) The goddess of mischievous folly; also, in later poets, the goddess of vengeance.
    • Ate the preterit of Eat.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Roman emperors ate flamingo tongues which were considered a delicacy. Also parrotfish livers, and pheasant brains were feasted on
    • n ate Preterit of eat.
    • n ate In Greek myth, an ever-present evil genius leading men on to crime; the goddess of blundering mischief: a personification of the reckless blindness and moral distortion inflicted by the gods in retribution for presumption and wickedness, typifying the self-perpetuating nature of evil.
    • n ate A suffix of Latin origin: In adjectives, where -ate is equivalent to and cognate with English -ed, -d, -t, in perfect participles and participial adjectives, the native English suffix being often added to -ate when a verb in -ate exists, as in desolate or desolat-ed, accumulate or accumulat-ed, situate or situat-ed, etc. In many instances the adjective is not accompanied by a verb in -ate, as innate, ornate, temperate, etc.; this is especially true of botanical descriptives, as acuminate, crenate, cuspidate, hastate, lanceolate, serrate, etc.
    • n ate In nouns, of persons, as legate, delegate, reprobate, etc., or of things, as mandate, precipitate, etc.; especially, in chem., in nouns denoting a salt formed by the action of an acid on a base, as in acetate, nitrate, sulphate, etc., the suffix being added to the stem (often shortened) of the name of the acid. [The corresponding New Latin forms are acetatum, nitratum, sulphatum, etc., but often erroneously acetas, nitras, sulphas, genitive acetatis, etc., by confusion with -ate.]
    • n ate A suffix of Latin origin, a common formative in verbs taken from the Latin, as in accumulate, imitate, militate, etc., or formed in English, either on Latin stems, as in felicitate, capacitate, etc., or on stems of other origin. See etymology.
    • n ate A suffix of Latin origin, denoting office, an office, a body of officers, as in consulate, pontificate, decemvirate, senate (Latin senātus, from senex, an old man), episcopate, etc., and sometimes a single officer, as magistrate (Latin magistrātus, properly magistracy, also a magistrate), the suffix in the last use being equivalent to -ate in legate, etc., and to -ate in primate, etc.
    • n ate A suffix of Latin origin, practically equivalent to -ate in nouns, and -ate (in magistrate), as in magnate, primate, and (in Latin plural) penates, optimates.
    • n ate A suffix of Greek origin, occurring unfelt in pirate (which see).
    • ate In chem., serious mistakes may arise in regard to the meaning of this and analogous suffixes by failure to observe the proper use and translation of New Latin forms. New Latin forms as used by Germans are often erroneously translated or transferred into English in druggists' circulars and elsewhere. Thus New Latin calcium sulfuratum, sulfuricum, and sulfurosum as used by Germans answer to what are called in the prevalent abbreviated English phrasing calcium sulphid or sulphide, sulphate, and sulphite respectively.
    • ate In petrography, a suffix added to the names of grads in the quantitative classification of igneous rocks. See rock.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: American President Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929) used to like Vaseline being rubbed on his head while he ate breakfast in bed
    • pa.t Ate et or āt of Eat.
    • n Ate ā′tē (myth.) the goddess of mischief and of all rash actions and their results.
    • pa.t Ate et or āt, of Eat.
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  • Emily Dickinson
    “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
    “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
    “It was a bold person that first ate an oyster.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary


In literature:

He ate with the utmost disregard of his company.
"The Half-Hearted" by John Buchan
I went into the house to breakfast and while I ate Brimstead told me about his trip.
"A Man for the Ages" by Irving Bacheller
The doctors, one at a time came down, and the nurse came down, and they ate a hearty breakfast.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
He ate two platefuls of the flapjacks, then two pieces of cake, and a large slice of custard pie!
"The Shoulders of Atlas" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Here Baroudi lay, as she was lying, and smoked the keef, and ate the hashish, and dreamed.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
A little later David ate as though he had gone hungry all day.
"The Courage of Marge O'Doone" by James Oliver Curwood
She ate it now with a keen relish.
"Jane Field" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Eddy ate his cereal with a sly eye of delight upon the mirthful faces.
"The Debtor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Jean ate her duckling in flaming silence, ate her salad, ate her ice, drank her coffee, and was glad when the meal ended.
"The Tin Soldier" by Temple Bailey
They killed chickens, ate vegetables, meats, etc.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration

In poetry:

Mr. Finney and his wife
Both sat down to sup;
And they ate, and they ate,
Until they ate the turnip up.
"Mr. Finney's Turnip" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
So Walter ate his bread,
And then to Flash he cried,
"Come, you saucy little dog,
Let us ride, ride, ride."
"Walter And His Dog" by Eliza Lee Follen
Behind us at our evening meal
The gray bird ate his fill,
Swung downward by a single claw,
And wiped his hooked bill.
"The Common Question" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Nor why I kissed her soon and late
And for her felt desire,
While loathing of her passion ate
Into my soul like fire.
"Lilith" by Madison Julius Cawein
I sowed the feild of peace,
My blisse was in the Springe;
And day by day I ate the fruit
That my Live's tree did bring.
"A Fancy" by Edward Dyer
Dukes with the lovely maiden dealt,
Who ate her winkles till they felt
Exceedingly uncomfy.
"The Periwinkle Girl" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Jacksonville man faces animal cruelty charges after a pit bull was beaten with a pipe because she ate a pet bird.
I ate at Chinese Sichuan Cuisine by mistake.
Growing up at the McKees' place, Smalls played with both black and white children, ate food cooked in the kitchen where his mother worked and slept in a bed in a small house that was provided for her.
This was the best thing we ate last week OMG - it was SO delicious.
Newly married Mitt and Ann Romney "ate a lot of pasta and tuna fish".
IT WASN'T BECAUSE I was touring West Texas that I ate a cheeseburger for breakfast.
Danny Dolan This great blue heron stabbed and ate a stingray near Biloxi.
How the Stinking Rich Ate the Economy.
The Horse That Ate the Hat That Spoiled a Wedding.
The Narragansett ate succotash of corn and beans cooked in bear fat.
Walker Evans reportedly ate there in the early '40s, and so did martyred Reds Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.
Berenice Abbott lived in an apartment above it for 30 years, and presumably ate there too.
If Walgreens stocks it, Joni Wheeler probably doesn't, as her Kingfield candy shop, Sugar Sugar Candy , specializes in hard-to-find niche products, imports, and the old-fashioned sweets that Grandma ate growing up.
If Walgreens stocks it, Joni Wheeler probably doesn't, as her Kingfield candy shop, Sugar Sugar Candy, specializes in hard-to-find niche products, imports, and the old-fashioned sweets that Grandma ate growing up.
President Obama Ate Grilled Cheese Here, But Should You Go.

In science:

To reconstruct the finite quotients of G, take small open and closed neighborhoods V of the identity in G, form the subgroup W generated by V , and then pass to the intersection of the finitely many conjug ates of W to obtain an open and closed neighborhood X which is a normal subgroup.
Finite covers of random 3-manifolds
Figure 2.3 Type Ia supernovae exhibit remarkable uniformity in their spectral evolution but show differences in speci fic spectral features (illustr ated here by colored regions) that may provide clues to better calibrate their luminosity distances.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
Also note that sometimes saturation leads to wraparound or reflection in the value from the CCD and turns a satur ated positive (black) region negative (white) (e.g. the star in the lower-right quadrant).
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
Searching for SNe using the QUEST drift-scan data has introduced some benefits and complications in the candid ate scoring as the different search nights used in NEW1 and NEW2 have, in general, different PSF shapes.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
The different results expected for volume-limited and galaxy-flux-limited searches are indic ated by the “Volume limited ” and “Host-flux limited ” lines.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae