See also: Cate, caté, câte, and câté

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Aphetized from acate.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cate (plural cates)

  1. (in the plural) A delicacy or item of food.
    • 1590s, William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew, First Folio 1623, Act I:
      Kate of Kate-hall, my super-daintie Kate, / For dainties are all Kates, and therefore Kate / Take this of me, Kate of my consolation []
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Folio Society 2006, vol. 1 p. 101:
      Have we not heard of divers most fertile regions, plenteously yeelding al maner of necessary victuals, where neverthelesse the most ordinary cates [transl. méz] and daintiest dishes, were but bread, water-cresses, and water?
    • 1819, John Keats, “The Eve of St. Agnes”, in Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems, London: [] [Thomas Davison] for Taylor and Hessey, [], published 1820, OCLC 927360557, stanza XX, lines 172–173, page 93:
      All cates and dainties shall be stored there / Quickly on this feast-night: [...]
    • 1985, Anthony Burgess, Kingdom of the Wicked:
      He did not at first produce the cates and vintages they expected; they looked, most of them, puzzled at the lack of materials of revelry.

AnagramsEdit


AsturianEdit

VerbEdit

cate

  1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive of catar

Khumi ChinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

cate

  1. (transitive) to eat

ReferencesEdit

  • K. E. Herr (2011) The phonological interpretation of minor syllables, applied to Lemi Chin[1], Payap University, page 86

LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

cate

  1. vocative masculine singular of catus

ReferencesEdit

  • cate in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cate in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cate in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): (Brazil) /ˈka.t͡ʃi/, [ˈka.t͡ʃi]
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /ˈka.tɨ/, [ˈka.tɨ]

  • Hyphenation: ca‧te

VerbEdit

cate

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of catar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of catar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of catar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of catar

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkate/, [ˈka.t̪e]

NounEdit

cate m (plural cates)

  1. smack; slap
  2. fail (in an exam)

VerbEdit

cate

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of catar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of catar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of catar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of catar.

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