adjective Etymology: Middle English Date: 1535 chiefly Scottish timid, sheepish

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  • blate — late v. to of sheep, goats, or calves. Syn: bleat, blat, baa, cry plaintively. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blate — late adj. bashful; timid; sheepish; chiefly Scottish. Syn: bashful, timid, sheepish. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blate — I verb cry plaintively The lambs were bleating • Syn: ↑bleat, ↑blat, ↑baa • Derivationally related forms: ↑baa (for: ↑baa) …   Useful english dictionary

  • blate — I Cleveland Dialect List shy, bashful II North Country (Newcastle) Words to bleat or bellow blate shy, bashful, timid …   English dialects glossary

  • blate — bashful, as in “Come awa in and dinna be blate” …   Scottish slang

  • blate — blate1 blately, adv. blateness, n. /blayt/, adj. Chiefly Scot. bashful; shy. [bef. 1000; OE blat livid, pallid, (of a sound) low (not found in ME)] blate2 /blayt/, v., blated, blating, n. Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. v.i …   Universalium

  • blate — adjective /bleɪt/ a) Bashful, sheepish. b) Dull, stupid …   Wiktionary

  • blate — ablate oblate …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • blate —  bashful. N …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • Blate, Gaspard — (c1967 ) (France)    Airbrush artist who produces pinups of women in bondage …   Dictionary of erotic artists: painters, sculptors, printmakers, graphic designers and illustrators

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