American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Slater, Samuel 1768-1835. British-born textile pioneer in America. He oversaw construction of the nation's first successful water-powered cotton mill (1790-1793).
- n. A surname.
“So no, Bruce Hayden, Slater is not saying anything about Democrats and Republicans.”
“Though he knows Slater is played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, he loves Slater more and all the sequels (ironically, at this point Arnold had only had two sequels: Terminator 2 and Conan the Destroyer, which makes this more of a parody of Lethal Weapon).”
“Yes, I know that Helen Slater is so damn annoying that you're hoping that she's eaten by something by the end of the first season.”
“From what I can see, Joseph Slater is correct aboutDSA.”
“Oh, and Dean Cain may not be playing Superman, but it looks like Helen Slater is playing Superman's Kryptonian mom.”
“Christian Slater is a cool actor lumbered with an up and down career, however lately he's been on the up, a big thanks to him concentrating on his performance on stage.”
“Some time ago I mentioned the possibility of Heathers 2 being made, now Christian Slater is apparently signed up for the sequel already.”
“Derek Slater is getting irritated at what he calls "crummy reporting" on the P2P front.”
“Derek Slater is feeling a little cynical about the ART act I mentioned yesterday.”
“Nellie Slater is making herself mighty cheap," he thought angrily.”
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English surnames based upon an occupation. As one would expect, many of the occupations that lent themselves to these surnames no longer exist, and variant spellings abound.
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