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

  Ate \Ate\ (?; 277),
     the preterit of {Eat}.
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From 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.
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From 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.
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     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).
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     3. As a noun suffix, it marks the agent; as, curate,
        delegate. It also sometimes marks the office or dignity;
        as, tribunate.
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     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.
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From 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.
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              They . . . ate the sacrifices of the dead. --Ps.
                                                    cvi. 28.
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              The lean . . . did eat up the first seven fat kine.
                                                    --Gen. xli.
                                                    20.
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              The lion had not eaten the carcass.   --1 Kings
                                                    xiii. 28.
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              With stories told of many a feat,
              How fairy Mab the junkets eat.        --Milton.
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              The island princes overbold
              Have eat our substance.               --Tennyson.
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              His wretched estate is eaten up with mortgages.
                                                    --Thackeray.
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     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.
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     {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.
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From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

  eat
       v 1: take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you
            eat for dinner last night?"
       2: eat a meal; take a meal; "We did not eat until 10 P.M.
          because there were so many phone calls"; "I didn't eat
          yet, so I gladly accept your invitation"
       3: take in food; used of animals only; "This dog doesn't eat
          certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?" [syn: {feed}]
       4: use up (resources or materials); "this car consumes a lot of
          gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20
          bottles of wine a week" [syn: {consume}, {eat up}, {use up},
           {deplete}, {exhaust}, {run through}, {wipe out}]
       5: worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way; "What's eating
          you?" [syn: {eat on}]
       6: cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an
          acid; "The acid corroded the metal"; "The steady dripping
          of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink" [syn: {corrode},
           {rust}]
       [also: {eaten}, {ate}]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

  Ate
       n : goddess of criminal rashness and its punishment

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

  ate
       See {eat}

From Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (Version 1.9, June 2002) [vera]:

  ATE
       Asynchronous Terminal Emulation (Banyan, VINES)
       
       

From Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (Version 1.9, June 2002) [vera]:

  ATE
       ATM Terminating Equipment (SONET, ATM)
       
       

















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