• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Cates Provisions; food; viands; especially, luxurious food; delicacies; dainties. "Cates for which Apicius could not pay.""Choicest cates and the fiagon's best spilth."
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cates kātz dainty food.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Acates, and see Cater (n.)


In literature:

He welcomes his returning friends ashore With plenteous country cates and homely store.
"The Aeneid" by Virgil
Ed'cated at no end of expense.
"Little Dorrit" by Charles Dickens
Alas how simple, to these Cates compar'd, Was that crude Apple that diverted Eve!
"The Poetical Works of John Milton" by John Milton
A sugared cate, and a glass of hypocras jelly, or a slice of capon?
"Windsor Castle" by William Harrison Ainsworth
Or if it did not, yet as Horace sings, Mean cates are welcome still to hungry guests.
"Every Man Out Of His Humour" by Ben Jonson
Mercury, give our jester a stool, let him sit by; and reach him one of our cates.
"The Poetaster" by Ben Jonson
The golden clouds enwrapt us still, cates and dainties tempted us as of old, the most bewitching strains detained us spellbound.
"The Twilight of the Gods, and Other Tales" by Richard Garnett
Cate, over a portion of Church Street.
"Salem Witchcraft, Volumes I and II" by Charles Upham
Cates, General Clifton B., 334-36, 461-62.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
The sect was called Caterians, after the Reverend Mr Cate, their minister.
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard

In poetry:

No Persian monarch ever knew,
Nor cou'd, at a collation, shew
Such costly cates, such curious cheer,
As at our Saviour's board appear.
"Concerning The New Jerusalem" by Rees Prichard
The market, stor'd so well of late,
With flesh and fish, and ev'ry cate
On which each greedy glutton fed,
Hath neither flesh, nor meal, nor bread.
"Another On The Same Occasion" by Rees Prichard
When cates luxuriant pile the spacious dish,
And purple nectar glads the festive hour;
The guest, without a want, without a wish,
Can yield no room to music's soothing power.
"Parody of a Translation from the Medea of Euripides" by Samuel Johnson
That morn, of all the cates that deck'd his board,
The offals he to Lazarus deny'd —
That night, although for it he loudly roar'd,
He cou'd not, e'en with water, be supply'd.
"Advice To Distribute To The Poor, According To Every One's Circumstances And Abilities" by Rees Prichard
No fiery wing is seen to glide,
No cates ambrosial are supplied,
But one poor fisher's rude and scanty store
Is all He asks (and more than needs)
Who men and angels daily feeds,
And stills the wailing sea-bird on the hungry shore.
"Seventh Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble

In news:

Former Brazilian star Cate , who had a brief but spectacular tenure in MLS with the New England Revolution, died Tuesday morning when his car crashed into a truck in the city of Ipe.
Falling Skies Noah Wyle_PH Cate Cameron_FS_21834_003_0021_R_31945_2372.
Cate Edwards, daughter of former politician John Edwards and his late wife Elizabeth, marries her college beau.
Cate Edwards Gets Married Cate looks stunning on her special day.
Queen of second chances Heidi Cate .
Norman Harold Cate Jr, 56, died Sept 8, 2011, at the family home.
Memorial service for Cate Fisher, 19.
A memorial service for Catherine ( Cate ) Fisher, 19, of Menlo Park, who died after being shot in East Palo Alto, was held Friday, July 22, at Temple Beth-El in San Mateo.
Cate Edwards with her father last week in Winston-Salem, N.C. After he pleaded not guilty to violating campaign finance laws.
Welcoming home Mark Cate , second from left, are Maryville Kiwanis president Robert Russell, Mark's mother, Edith Cate .
And Joy Bishop, who arranged for Cate to speak to the Maryville Kiwanis.
More on the Art of the Celebrity Profile: Some Questions That Are More Interesting Than "Why Is Cate Blanchett Smiling.".
Red Dresses, Mila Kunis, Cate Blanchett, & more - with Photos.
Cate midfielder is nation's best.
Cate Edwards leaves the court with her father on the first day of his trial last week.

In science:

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Certifying incompressibility of non-injective surfaces with scl
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Certifying incompressibility of non-injective surfaces with scl
The survey revealed that national datasets are most desirable before regional and worldwide ones and that important (quality) criteria for open data are provenance/source of data, format, completeness of metadata, and official certificates.
Open Data: Reverse Engineering and Maintenance Perspective
Compared to Theorem 4.1, the inhomogenity consists of a vector b∗ which is slightly modificated, plus the limiting distribution of the vector belonging to the random recursive tree.
Hoppe trees, random recursive sets and their barycentre
It belongs to the class N P if, given any instance of the problem whose answer is yes, there is a certificate validating this fact, which can be checked in polynomial time; such a certificate is said to be succinct.
A survey on the generalized connectivity of graphs