ATE [a(utomatic) t(est) e(quipment)]
Equipment that makes a series of tests automatically
Ancient Greek goddess personifying the fatal blindness or recklessness that produces crime and the divine punishment that follows it
Simple past tense for eat
To consume food
Take a meal
To make a way, as by gnawing or corrosion
To take into the mouth and swallow for nourishment
Chew and swallow (food)
To consume by or as if by devouring gradually
To make a hole, passage, etc., as by gnawing or corrosion
To ravage or devastate
To use up, especially wastefully
- Consume (often followed by up)
To absorb or pay for
[Slang: Vulgar] To perform cunnilingus or fellatio on
2 Originated to add a- stem verbs to form adjectives ( separate). The resulting word could also be used independently as a noun, e.g., advocate and came to be used as a stem on which a verb could be formed, e.g., separate, advocate, agitate. In English, its use has been extended to stems of non-Latin origin: calibrate, acierate.
3 A specialization of -ate 2, used to indicate a salt of an acid ending in -ic, added to a form of the stem of the element or group such as nitrate, sulfate.
4 Occurs originally in nouns borrowed from Latin, and in English coinages from Latin bases, that denote:
- Offices or functions, e.g., consulate, triumvirate, pontificate
- Institutions or collective bodies such a:
- An associated place, consulate
- A period of office or rule, protectorate
- Joined to stems of any origin:
- Signifies the office, term of office, or territory of a ruler or official: caliphate, khanate, shogunate
Amounting to eight in number
Cardinal number that is the sum of one and seven and the product of two and four
A numeral, 8, VIII, etc, representing this number
[Music] The numeral 8 used as the lower figure in a time signature to indicate that the beat is measured in quavers
ATE is any apparatus that performs tests on a device using automation to quickly perform measurements and evaluate the test results (Wikipedia).
Having been deceived, Zeus cast Ate out of Olympus, after which she remained on earth, working evil and mischief.
Zeus later sent to earth the Litai, his old and crippled daughters, who followed Ate and repaired the harm done by her (Encyclopædia Britannica).
We ate at six o’clock.
Acid ate through the linoleum.
We ate hamburgers and french fries for dinner.
Rust ate away at the pipe.
Disease and pain ate at the patient.
Fire ate the forest.
Unexpected expenses ate up their savings.
The builder ate the cost of the repairs.
He ate me out.
He advocated for higher teacher salaries.
Certain nitrates are a specialized class of explosives.
With Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s reforms, the caliphate in Turkey was abolished.
Magistrate is sometimes another term for justice of the peace.
Eight boats started in the race but only three finished.
She bought eight yards of velvet for her skirt.
Her surgery lasted eight hours.
Hot dog buns are sold in packages of eight.
It’s 8:01 p.m.
Eight quavers equal a semibreve (MusicArrangers.com).
|1 Greek: special use of átē, meaning reckless impulse, ruin, akin to aáein, meaning to mislead, harm.
2 Latin -ātus is the masculine, -āta is the feminine, and -ātum is neutral, and equivalent to -ā-, a thematic vowel + -tus, -ta, and -tum past participle suffix.
3 Probably originally in Neo-Latin phrases, such as plumbum acetātum salt produced by the action of acetic acid on lead.
4 Latin -ātus (genitive -ātūs), generalized from v. derivatives, as augurātus office of an augur (augurā(re) to foretell by augury + -tus suffix of v. action), construed as a derivative of augur.
|5 First known use: before 1000
6 Circa 1200, ehte
5 & 6 Middle English eighte, Old English ahta and is related to the Dutch acht, Old Saxon, Old High German ahto (German acht), Old Norse ātta, Gothic ahtau, Latin octō, Greek oktṓ, Old Irish ocht, Welsh wyth, Breton eiz, Tocharian B okt, Lithuanian aštuonì, Albanian tetë, Armenian uth, Persian hasht<!–, Sanskrit aṣṭáu–>.