5 letter words ending in ate

Abate (v. t.) To beat down; to overthrow.

Abate (v. t.) To bring down or reduce from a higher to a lower state, number, or degree; to lessen; to diminish; to contract; to moderate; to cut short; as, to abate a demand; to abate pride, zeal, hope.

Abate (v. t.) To deduct; to omit; as, to abate something from a price.

Abate (v. t.) To blunt.

Abate (v. t.) To reduce in estimation; to deprive.

Abate (v. t.) To bring entirely down or put an end to; to do away with; as, to abate a nuisance, to abate a writ.

Abate (v. t.) To diminish; to reduce. Legacies are liable to be abated entirely or in proportion, upon a deficiency of assets.

Abate (v. t.) To decrease, or become less in strength or violence; as, pain abates, a storm abates.

Abate (v. t.) To be defeated, or come to naught; to fall through; to fail; as, a writ abates.

Abate (n.) Abatement.

Agate (adv.) On the way; agoing; as, to be agate; to set the bells agate.

Agate (n.) A semipellucid, uncrystallized variety of quartz, presenting various tints in the same specimen. Its colors are delicately arranged in stripes or bands, or blended in clouds.

Agate (n.) A kind of type, larger than pearl and smaller than nonpareil; in England called ruby.

Agate (n.) A diminutive person; so called in allusion to the small figures cut in agate for rings and seals.

Agate (n.) A tool used by gold-wire drawers, bookbinders, etc.; -- so called from the agate fixed in it for burnishing.

Alate (adv.) Lately; of late.

Alate (a.) Alt. of Alated

Amate (v. t.) To dismay; to dishearten; to daunt.

Amate (v. t.) To be a mate to; to match.

Crate (n.) A large basket or hamper of wickerwork, used for the transportation of china, crockery, and similar wares.

Crate (n.) A box or case whose sides are of wooden slats with interspaces, -- used especially for transporting fruit.

Crate (v. t.) To pack in a crate or case for transportation; as, to crate a sewing machine; to crate peaches.

Elate (a.) Lifted up; raised; elevated.

Elate (a.) Having the spirits raised by success, or by hope; flushed or exalted with confidence; elated; exultant.

Elate (v. t.) To raise; to exalt.

Elate (v. t.) To exalt the spirit of; to fill with confidence or exultation; to elevate or flush with success; to puff up; to make proud.

Enate (a.) Growing out.

Grate (a.) Serving to gratify; agreeable.

Grate (n.) A structure or frame containing parallel or crosed bars, with interstices; a kind of latticework, such as is used ia the windows of prisons and cloisters.

Grate (n.) A frame or bed, or kind of basket, of iron bars, for holding fuel while burning.

Grate (v. t.) To furnish with grates; to protect with a grating or crossbars; as, to grate a window.

Grate (v. t.) To rub roughly or harshly, as one body against another, causing a harsh sound; as, to grate the teeth; to produce (a harsh sound) by rubbing.

Grate (v. t.) To reduce to small particles by rubbing with anything rough or indented; as, to grate a nutmeg.

Grate (v. t.) To fret; to irritate; to offend.

Grate (v. i.) To make a harsh sound by friction.

Grate (v. i.) To produce the effect of rubbing with a hard rough material; to cause wearing, tearing, or bruising. Hence; To produce exasperation, soreness, or grief; to offend by oppression or importunity.

Irate (a.) Angry; incensed; enraged.

Moate (v. i.) To void the excrement, as a bird; to mute.

Ovate (a.) Shaped like an egg, with the lower extremity broadest.

Ovate (a.) Having the shape of an egg, or of the longitudinal sectior of an egg, with the broader end basal.

Plate (n.) A flat, or nearly flat, piece of metal, the thickness of which is small in comparison with the other dimensions; a thick sheet of metal; as, a steel plate.

Plate (n.) Metallic armor composed of broad pieces.

Plate (n.) Domestic vessels and utensils, as flagons, dishes, cups, etc., wrought in gold or silver.

Plate (n.) Metallic ware which is plated, in distinction from that which is genuine silver or gold.

Plate (n.) A small, shallow, and usually circular, vessel of metal or wood, or of earth glazed and baked, from which food is eaten at table.

Plate (n.) A piece of money, usually silver money.

Plate (n.) A piece of metal on which anything is engraved for the purpose of being printed; hence, an impression from the engraved metal; as, a book illustrated with plates; a fashion plate.

Plate (n.) A page of stereotype, electrotype, or the like, for printing from; as, publisher's plates.

Plate (n.) That part of an artificial set of teeth which fits to the mouth, and holds the teeth in place. It may be of gold, platinum, silver, rubber, celluloid, etc.

Plate (n.) A horizontal timber laid upon a wall, or upon corbels projecting from a wall, and supporting the ends of other timbers; also used specifically of the roof plate which supports the ends of the roof trusses or, in simple work, the feet of the rafters.

Plate (n.) A roundel of silver or tinctured argent.

Plate (n.) A sheet of glass, porcelain, metal, etc., with a coating that is sensitive to light.

Plate (n.) A prize giving to the winner in a contest.

Plate (v. t.) To cover or overlay with gold, silver, or other metals, either by a mechanical process, as hammering, or by a chemical process, as electrotyping.

Plate (v. t.) To cover or overlay with plates of metal; to arm with metal for defense.

Plate (v. t.) To adorn with plated metal; as, a plated harness.

Plate (v. t.) To beat into thin, flat pieces, or laminae.

Plate (v. t.) To calender; as, to plate paper.

Prate (v. i.) To talk much and to little purpose; to be loquacious; to speak foolishly; to babble.

Prate (v. t.) To utter foolishly; to speak without reason or purpose; to chatter, or babble.

Prate (n.) Talk to little purpose; trifling talk; unmeaning loquacity.

Scate (n.) See Skate, for the foot.

Skate (n.) 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.

Skate (v. i.) To move on skates.

Slate (v. t.) An argillaceous rock which readily splits into thin plates; argillite; argillaceous schist.

Slate (v. t.) Any rock or stone having a slaty structure.

Slate (v. t.) A prepared piece of such stone.

Slate (v. t.) A thin, flat piece, for roofing or covering houses, etc.

Slate (v. t.) A tablet for writing upon.

Slate (v. t.) An artificial material, resembling slate, and used for the above purposes.

Slate (v. t.) A thin plate of any material; a flake.

Slate (v. t.) A list of candidates, prepared for nomination or for election; a list of candidates, or a programme of action, devised beforehand.

Slate (v. t.) To cover with slate, or with a substance resembling slate; as, to slate a roof; to slate a globe.

Slate (v. t.) To register (as on a slate and subject to revision), for an appointment.

Slate (v. t.) To set a dog upon; to bait; to slat. See 2d Slat, 3.

Spate (n.) A river flood; an overflow or inundation.

State (n.) The circumstances or condition of a being or thing at any given time.

State (n.) Rank; condition; quality; as, the state of honor.

State (n.) Condition of prosperity or grandeur; wealthy or prosperous circumstances; social importance.

State (n.) Appearance of grandeur or dignity; pomp.

State (n.) A chair with a canopy above it, often standing on a dais; a seat of dignity; also, the canopy itself.

State (n.) Estate, possession.

State (n.) A person of high rank.

State (n.) Any body of men united by profession, or constituting a community of a particular character; as, the civil and ecclesiastical states, or the lords spiritual and temporal and the commons, in Great Britain. Cf. Estate, n., 6.

State (n.) The principal persons in a government.

State (n.) The bodies that constitute the legislature of a country; as, the States-general of Holland.

State (n.) A form of government which is not monarchial, as a republic.

State (n.) A political body, or body politic; the whole body of people who are united one government, whatever may be the form of the government; a nation.

State (n.) Highest and stationary condition, as that of maturity between growth and dec

State (a.) Stately.

State (a.) Belonging to the state, or body politic; public.

State (v. t.) To set; to settle; to establish.

State (v. t.) To express the particulars of; to set down in detail or in gross; to represent fully in words; to narrate; to recite; as, to state the facts of a case, one's opinion, etc.

State (n.) A statement; also, a document containing a statement.

Swate () imp. of Sweat.

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