synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of kate in English

English Online Dictionary. What means kate‎? What does kate mean?

  • IPA(key): /keɪt/
  • Rhymes: -eɪt

kate (plural kates)

  1. (UK, dialect, Kent) The brambling finch, Fringilla montifringilla.
  • keta, take, teak

From older katea, with the final -a reinterpreted as being the definite article, from Proto-Basque *katena, from Latin catēna.

  • IPA(key): /kate/ [ka.t̪e]
  • Rhymes: -ate
  • Hyphenation: ka‧te

kate inan

  1. chain (all senses)
  • “kate”, in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia [Dictionary of the Basque Academy], Euskaltzaindia
  • “kate”, in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia [General Basque Dictionary], Euskaltzaindia, 1987–2005
  • IPA(key): [ˈkatɛ]


  1. vocative singular of kat
  • teka

From Proto-Finnic *kat'ëk, equivalent to kattaa (to cover) +‎ -e.

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑteˣ/, [ˈkɑ̝t̪e̞(ʔ)]
  • Rhymes: -ɑte
  • Syllabification(key): ka‧te


  1. covering, roofing
    Synonym: peite
  2. (finance) funds (of a check), backing (of a banknote)
  3. (finance) contribution margin, coverage, margin
  4. (figuratively) reliability, trustworthiness (e.g. of a promise)
  5. place setting, table setting (items of cutlery, crockery and glassware etc., arranged for a person at a dining table)
    Synonyms: kattamus, kattaus, kuvertti
  6. (medicine) plaque
  7. (agriculture) mulch (any material used to cover the top layer of soil)
  • kate”, in Kielitoimiston sanakirja [Dictionary of Contemporary Finnish]‎[1] (in Finnish) (online dictionary, continuously updated), Kotimaisten kielten keskuksen verkkojulkaisuja 35, Helsinki: Kotimaisten kielten tutkimuskeskus (Institute for the Languages of Finland), 2004–, retrieved 2023-07-02
  • ekat, keat, teak

From Proto-Finnic *kat'ëk, equivalent to kattaa (to cover) +‎ -e. Cognates include Finnish kate and Estonian kate.

  • (Ala-Laukaa) IPA(key): /ˈkɑte/, [ˈkɑte̞]
  • (Soikkola) IPA(key): /ˈkɑte/, [ˈkɑd̥e̞]
  • Rhymes: -ɑte
  • Hyphenation: ka‧te


  1. cover, covering
  • Ruben E. Nirvi (1971) Inkeroismurteiden Sanakirja, Helsinki: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, page 119


  1. cover
  • IPA(key): [kɐˈtʲɛ] (instrumental singular)
  • IPA(key): [ˈkaːtʲɛ] (vocative singular)

katè f

  1. instrumental singular of katė

kãte f

  1. vocative singular of katė


  1. locative singular masculine/neuter of kata, which is past participle of karoti (to do)
  2. accusative plural masculine of kata, which is past participle of karoti (to do)
  3. vocative singular feminine of kata, which is past participle of karoti (to do)


  1. dative singular of kat

WebDictionary.net is an Free English Dictionary containing information about the meaning, synonyms, antonyms, definitions, translations, etymology and more.

Related Words


Browse the English Dictionary

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z


This article based on an article on Wiktionary. The list of authors can be seen in the page history there. The original work has been modified. This article is distributed under the terms of this license.