from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Tate, (John Orley) Allen 1899-1979. American writer and editor. A leading exponent of New Criticism, he edited the Sewanee Review (1944-1946) and is known especially for his poetry, including "Ode to the Confederate Dead” (1926).
  • Tate, Nahum 1652-1715. English poet and playwright who wrote a popular adaptation of Shakespeare's King Lear in 1687 and was appointed poet laureate in 1692.

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  • proper n. A surname.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small portion of anything consisting of fibers or the like: as, a tate of hair or wool; a tate of hay.

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  • n. United States poet and critic (1899-1979)


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  • Joshua Tate is a purchasing manager for a Fortune 500 company during the day and an aspiring writer at night after the kids go to bed.

    CAT LOVERS • by Joshua Tate

  • The Jungle in Paris exhibition at the Tate is a joy.

    Tigers at the Tate

  • The Tate is recreating his 1809 one-man show, mounted exactly 200 years ago.

    Boing Boing

  • As I said in Tate's blog, that changes EVERYTHING.

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • For myself, I've been starting to think about the YA books Tate is scheduled to write next.

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • It's very silly in Tate's usually fun and crazed way.

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • We've been going back and forth on a scene in Tate's upcoming young adult book and it was clear that I was going to loose my battle ... but for the right reasons.

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • Two seconds ago (almost literally) I got an email from my agent regarding the German publisher's plans to rename the first two books in Tate's series.

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • This means that two families with the same income — one in Tate County, Mississippi and the other in Seattle, Washington — are considered equally as well off despite the fact that [HUD's] fair market rent for a two-bedroom apartment is $574 per month in the former and $987 per month in the latter.

    Matthew Yglesias » A Better Poverty Measure

  • Do we want to bring people in Tate County, Mississippi up to a national standard, or should we set the bar lower for because rents are lower there?

    Matthew Yglesias » A Better Poverty Measure


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