4. The act or a period of skating or skateboarding.
intr.v.skat·ed, skat·ing, skates
1. To glide or move along on or as if on skates.
2. To ride or perform stunts on a skateboard.
3. Informal To act in an irresponsible or superficial manner.
[From Dutch schaats, stilt, skate (taken as pl.), from Middle Dutch schaetse, from Old North French escache, stilt, perhaps of Germanic origin.]
Any of various rays of the genus Raja, having a flattened body and greatly expanded pectoral fins that extend around the head.
[Middle English scate, from Old Norse skata.]
1. A fellow; a person.
2. A decrepit horse; a nag.
[Perhaps alteration of dialectal skite, contemptible person; see blatherskite.]
skate /sket/ n. [C] v. [I] skated, skating, skates1 a boot with wheels or a blade attached, worn to slide along 2 short for ice skate, rollerskate: I <v.> skate in the park each morning.3 [C;U] a type of fish -n. [U] skating.