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Definition of ATE

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Ate \Ate\ (?; 277),
     the preterit of {Eat}.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Ate \A"te\, n. [Gr. ?.] (Greek. Myth.)
     The goddess of mischievous folly; also, in later poets, the goddess of vengeance. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

-ate \-ate\ [From the L. suffix -atus, the past participle ending of verbs of the 1st conj.]
     1. As an ending of participles or participial adjectives it is equivalent to -ed; as, situate or situated; animate or animated. [1913 Webster]

     2. As the ending of a verb, it means to make, to cause, to act, etc.; as, to propitiate (to make propitious); to animate (to give life to). [1913 Webster]

     3. As a noun suffix, it marks the agent; as, curate, delegate. It also sometimes marks the office or dignity; as, tribunate. [1913 Webster]

     4. In chemistry it is used to denote the salts formed from those acids whose names end -ic (excepting binary or halogen acids); as, sulphate from sulphuric acid, nitrate from nitric acid, etc. It is also used in the case of certain basic salts. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Eat \Eat\ ([=e]t), v. t. [imp. {Ate} ([=a]t; 277), Obsolescent & Colloq. {Eat} ([e^]t); p. p. {Eaten} ([=e]t"'n), Obs. or Colloq. {Eat} ([e^]t); p. pr. & vb. n. {Eating}.] [OE. eten, AS. etan; akin to OS. etan, OFries. eta, D. eten, OHG. ezzan, G. essen, Icel. eta, Sw. [aum]ta, Dan. [ae]de, Goth. itan, Ir. & Gael. ith, W. ysu, L. edere, Gr. 'e`dein, Skr. ad. [root]6. Cf. {Etch}, {Fret} to rub, {Edible}.]
     1. To chew and swallow as food; to devour; -- said especially of food not liquid; as, to eat bread. "To eat grass as oxen." --Dan. iv. 25. [1913 Webster]

              They . . . ate the sacrifices of the dead. --Ps. cvi. 28. [1913 Webster]

              The lean . . . did eat up the first seven fat kine.
                                                    --Gen. xli.
                                                    20. [1913 Webster]

              The lion had not eaten the carcass.   --1 Kings xiii. 28. [1913 Webster]

              With stories told of many a feat,
              How fairy Mab the junkets eat.        --Milton. [1913 Webster]

              The island princes overbold
              Have eat our substance.               --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

              His wretched estate is eaten up with mortgages.
                                                    --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

     2. To corrode, as metal, by rust; to consume the flesh, as a cancer; to waste or wear away; to destroy gradually; to cause to disappear. [1913 Webster]

     {To eat humble pie}. See under {Humble}.

     {To eat of} (partitive use). "Eat of the bread that can not waste." --Keble.

     {To eat one's words}, to retract what one has said. (See the Citation under {Blurt}.)

     {To eat out}, to consume completely. "Eat out the heart and comfort of it." --Tillotson.

     {To eat the wind out of a vessel} (Naut.), to gain slowly to windward of her.

     Syn: To consume; devour; gnaw; corrode.
          [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

ATE
         Asynchronous Terminal Emulation (Banyan, VINES)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

ATE
         ATM Terminating Equipment (SONET, ATM)

V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]


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