- A delicacy or item
- 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Folio
Society 2006, vol. 1 p. 101:
- Have we not heard of divers most fertile regions, plenteously yeelding al maner of necessary victuals, where neverthelesse the most ordinary cates [tr. méz] and daintiest dishes, were but bread, water-cresses, and water?
- 1985, Anthony Burgess, Kingdom of the Wicked:
- He did not at first produce the cates and vintages they expected; they looked, most of them, puzzled at the lack of materials of revelry.
- 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Folio Society 2006, vol. 1 p. 101:
- Usually used in the plural form "cates"
Cate is a given name or surname, and may refer to:
In Public life:
- Cate Renkas (born 1964), Breast Cancer Survivor and Motivational Speaker for Self Affirmation through Crisis
In film and television:
In other fields:
- Cate Edwards (born 1982), the oldest daughter of John Edwards
- Cate School, four-year, coeducational, college-preparatory boarding school outside Santa Barbara
- George W. Cate (1825-1905), American politician
- James L. Cate, Air Force intelligence official and part of the Air Force Historical Division during World War II
- Troy Cate (born 1980), American baseball player
- Henk ten Cate (born 1954), is a Dutch football manager, and a former professional player
cate in German: Cate