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Definition of: SLAT
- (n.) A thin, narrow strip or bar of wood or metal; as, the slats of a window blind.
- (v. t.) To slap; to strike; to beat; to throw down violently.
- (v. t.) To split; to crack.
- (v. t.) To set on; to incite. See 3d Slate.
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- (3d pers. sing. pres.) of Last, to endure, contracted from lasteth.
- (a.) Being after all the others, similarly classed or considered, in time, place, or order of succession; following all the rest; final; hindmost; farthest; as, the last year of a century; the last man in a line of soldiers; the last page in a book; his last chance.
- (a.) Next before the present; as, I saw him last week.
- (a.) Supreme; highest in degree; utmost.
- (a.) Lowest in rank or degree; as, the last prize.
- (a.) Farthest of all from a given quality, character, or condition; most unlikely; having least fitness; as, he is the last person to be accused of theft.
- (a.) At a time or on an occasion which is the latest of all those spoken of or which have occurred; the last time; as, I saw him last in New York.
- (a.) In conclusion; finally.
- (a.) At a time next preceding the present time.
- (v. i.) To continue in time; to endure; to remain in existence.
- (v. i.) To endure use, or continue in existence, without impairment or exhaustion; as, this cloth lasts better than that; the fuel will last through the winter.
- (v. i.) A wooden block shaped like the human foot, on which boots and shoes are formed.
- (v. t.) To shape with a last; to fasten or fit to a last; to place smoothly on a last; as, to last a boot.
- (n.) A load; a heavy burden; hence, a certain weight or measure, generally estimated at 4,000 lbs., but varying for different articles and in different countries. In England, a last of codfish, white herrings, meal, or ashes, is twelve barrels; a last of corn, ten quarters, or eighty bushels, in some parts of England, twenty-one quarters; of gunpowder, twenty-four barrels, each containing 100 lbs; of red herrings, twenty cades, or 20,000; of hides, twelve dozen; of leather, twenty dickers; of pitch and tar, fourteen barrels; of wool, twelve sacks; of flax or feathers, 1,700 lbs.
- (n.) The burden of a ship; a cargo.
- The basic unit of money in Latvia
- Sulphate of magnesia having cathartic qualities; -- originally prepared by boiling down the mineral waters at Epsom, England, -- whence the name; afterwards prepared from sea water; but now from certain minerals, as from siliceous hydrate of magnesia.
- (n.) The chloride of sodium, a substance used for seasoning food, for the preservation of meat, etc. It is found native in the earth, and is also produced, by evaporation and crystallization, from sea water and other water impregnated with saline particles.
- (n.) Hence, flavor; taste; savor; smack; seasoning.
- (n.) Hence, also, piquancy; wit; sense; as, Attic salt.
- (n.) A dish for salt at table; a saltcellar.
- (n.) A sailor; -- usually qualified by old.
- (n.) The neutral compound formed by the union of an acid and a base; thus, sulphuric acid and iron form the salt sulphate of iron or green vitriol.
- (n.) Fig.: That which preserves from corruption or error; that which purifies; a corrective; an antiseptic; also, an allowance or deduction; as, his statements must be taken with a grain of salt.
- (n.) Any mineral salt used as an aperient or cathartic, especially Epsom salts, Rochelle salt, or Glauber's salt.
- (n.) Marshes flooded by the tide.
- (n.) Of or relating to salt; abounding in, or containing, salt; prepared or preserved with, or tasting of, salt; salted; as, salt beef; salt water.
- (n.) Overflowed with, or growing in, salt water; as, a salt marsh; salt grass.
- (n.) Fig.: Bitter; sharp; pungent.
- (n.) Fig.: Salacious; lecherous; lustful.
- (v. t.) To sprinkle, impregnate, or season with salt; to preserve with salt or in brine; to supply with salt; as, to salt fish, beef, or pork; to salt cattle.
- (v. t.) To fill with salt between the timbers and planks, as a ship, for the preservation of the timber.
- (v. i.) To deposit salt as a saline solution; as, the brine begins to salt.
- (n.) The act of leaping or jumping; a leap.
- (imp.) Stole.