margate [mahr-git, -geyt] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a red-mouthed grunt, Haemulon album, inhabiting Atlantic waters from Florida to Brazil, valued as a food fish.
Origin of margate First recorded in 1725–35; perhaps afterMargate [mahr-git, -geyt for 1; mahr-geyt for 2] noun
- a city in NE Kent, in SE England: seaside resort.
- a city in SE Florida.
Examples from the Web for margate Contemporary Examples of margate
Unsurprisingly, his first job entailed scampering around the Dreamland Fun Fairground at the seaside town of Margate.
November 2, 2009
Historical Examples of margate
A Londoner told his friend that he was going to Margate for a change of hair.
You remember the woman at Margate whom I suspected for the same reason.
Arthur Conan Doyle
And long before Margate was reached half of our company was sick with famine.
Talbot Baines Reed
Whenever I want to think about anything deeply, I go down to Margate.
F. C. Burnand
I am in better condition than many who go to Margate every summer.
British Dictionary definitions for margate Margate noun
- a town and resort in SE England, in E Kent on the Isle of Thanet. Pop: 58 465 (2001)