plate

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: plate

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n
dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten
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nv
a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic
coat with a layer of metal
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n
any flat platelike body structure or part
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n
(baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score
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n
the positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube
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structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage
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a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth
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a rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: plate
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n dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten

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dessert plate
a small plate on which dessert can be served
dinner plate
a plate from which a diner eats during the main course of a meal
paper plate
a disposable plate made of cardboard
salad bowl, salad plate
a plate or bowl for individual servings of salad
soup plate
a deep plate with a wide rim
steel plate
a plate of steel
Type of:
flatware
tableware that is relatively flat and fashioned as a single piece

n the quantity contained in a plate

Synonyms:
plateful
Type of:
containerful
the quantity that a container will hold

n a main course served on a plate

“a vegetable plate
“the blue plate special”
Type of:
entree, main course
the principal dish of a meal
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n a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic

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baffle, baffle board
a flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy
cylinder head
a detachable plate that covers the closed end of a cylinder chamber in a reciprocating engine or pump
damper
a movable iron plate that regulates the draft in a stove or chimney or furnace
disc, disk
a flat circular plate
engraving
a block or plate or other hard surface that has been engraved
escutcheon
(nautical) a plate on a ship's stern on which the name is inscribed
fin keel
a metal plate projecting from the keel of a shallow vessel to give it greater lateral stability
fishplate
metal plate bolted along sides of two rails or beams
grid, storage-battery grid
a perforated or corrugated metal plate used in a storage battery as a conductor and support for the active material
gusset, gusset plate
a metal plate used to strengthen a joist
lamella
thin plate
license plate, numberplate
a plate mounted on the front and back of car and bearing the car's registration number
L-plate
a square plate bearing the letter L that is attached to both ends of a car to indicate that the driver is a learner
nameplate
a plate bearing a name
plate iron
a plate of iron
platen
the flat plate of a printing press that presses the paper against the type
plessimeter, pleximeter
a small thin metal plate held against the body and struck with a plexor in percussive examinations
tap
a small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing)
acetate disk, phonograph recording disk
a disk coated with cellulose acetate
boilerplate
thick plate iron used in the production of boilers
brake disk
a disk or plate that is fixed to the wheel; pressure is applied to it by the brake pads
centerboard, centreboard, drop keel, sliding keel
a retractable fin keel used on sailboats to prevent drifting to leeward
copperplate, copperplate engraving
an engraving consisting of a smooth plate of copper that has been etched or engraved
deadeye
(nautical) a round hardwood disk with holes and a grooved perimeter used to tighten a shroud
diaphragm
electro-acoustic transducer that vibrates to receive or produce sound waves
diffuser, diffusor
baffle that distributes sound waves evenly
discus, saucer
a disk used in throwing competitions
doorplate
a nameplate fastened to a door; indicates the person who works or lives there
etching
an etched plate made with the use of acid
Frisbee
a light, plastic disk about 10 inches in diameter; propelled with a flip of the wrist for recreation or competition
gravure
a printing plate used in the process of gravure
halftone, halftone engraving, photoengraving
an engraving used to reproduce an illustration
line block, line engraving, linecut
engraving consisting of a block that has been etched or engraved
coin blank, planchet
a flat metal disk ready for stamping as a coin
hockey puck, puck
a vulcanized rubber disk 3 inches in diameter that is used instead of a ball in ice hockey
sheet iron
plate iron thinner than tank iron
steel engraving
engraving on a steel plate
stovepipe iron
plate iron that is thinner than tank iron
tank iron
plate iron that is thinner than boilerplate but thicker than sheet iron or stovepipe iron
token
a metal or plastic disk that can be redeemed or used in designated slot machines
wood block, wood engraving, woodcut
engraving consisting of a block of wood with a design cut into it; used to make prints
Type of:
flat solid, sheet
a flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width

n a shallow receptacle for collection in church

Synonyms:
collection plate
Type of:
receptacle
a container that is used to put or keep things in

n a flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded

Synonyms:
photographic plate
Types:
quarter plate
a photographic plate measuring 3.25 inches by 4.25 inches
Type of:
flat solid, sheet
a flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width

n a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper)

Types:
fashion plate
a plate illustrating the latest fashion in dress
Type of:
illustration
a visual representation (a picture or diagram) that is used make some subject more pleasing or easier to understand

n a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)

Synonyms:
scale, shell
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armor plate, armor plating, armour plate, plate armor, plate armour
specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire
horseshoe, shoe
U-shaped plate nailed to underside of horse's hoof
shell plating
the plates covering the frame of a steel ship and corresponding to the planking of a wooden ship
backplate
plate armor protecting the back; worn as part of a cuirass
beaver
a movable piece of armor on a medieval helmet used to protect the lower face
brassard
armor plate that protects the arm
aegis, breastplate, egis
armor plate that protects the chest; the front part of a cuirass
cannon
(Middle Ages) a cylindrical piece of armor plate to protect the arm
chamfron, chanfron, front-stall, frontstall, testiere
medieval plate armor to protect a horse's head
cubitiere
body armor that protects the elbow
cuisse
armor plate that protects the thigh
epauliere
armor plate that protects the shoulder
fauld
a piece of armor plate below the breastplate
gorget
armor plate that protects the neck
greave, jambeau
armor plate that protects legs below the knee
helmet
armor plate that protects the head
knee piece
armor plate that protects the knee
nosepiece
armor plate that protects the nose
palette, pallette
one of the rounded armor plates at the armpits of a suit of armor
roundel
round piece of armor plate that protects the armpit
skirt of tasses
armor plate that protects the body below the waist
sabaton, solleret
armor plate that protects the foot; consists of mail with a solid toe and heel
tasse, tasset
one of two pieces of armor plate hanging from the fauld to protect the upper thighs
tuille
armor plate that protects the hip and thigh
visor, vizor
a piece of armor plate (with eye slits) fixed or hinged to a medieval helmet to protect the face
Type of:
shield
a protective covering or structure

v coat with a layer of metal

plate spoons with silver”
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tin
prepare (a metal) for soldering or brazing by applying a thin layer of solder to the surface
tin
plate with tin
silver
coat with a layer of silver or a silver amalgam
nickel
plate with nickel
electroplate
coat with metal by electrolysis
chrome, chromium-plate
plate with chromium
gold plate, gold-plate, goldplate
plate with gold
silver-plate, silverplate
plate with silver
Type of:
coat, surface
put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface
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n any flat platelike body structure or part

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operculum
a hard flap serving as a cover for (a) the gill slits in fishes or (b) the opening of the shell in certain gastropods when the body is retracted
comb
ciliated comb-like swimming plate of a ctenophore
frill
(paleontology) a bony plate that curves upward behind the skull of many ceratopsian dinosaurs
lamina
a thin plate or layer (especially of bone or mineral)
lamina arcus vertebrae
lamina of the vertebral arch; the flattened posterior part of the vertebral arch from which the spinous process extends
Type of:
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure
a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing

n the thin under portion of the forequarter

Type of:
cut of beef
cut of meat from beef cattle
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n (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score

Synonyms:
home, home base, home plate
Type of:
bag, base
a place that the runner must touch before scoring
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n the positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube

Type of:
anode
a positively charged electrode by which electrons leave an electrical device
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n structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage

Types:
wall plate
plate (a timber along the top of a wall) to support the ends of joists, etc., and distribute the load
Type of:
structural member
support that is a constituent part of any structure or building
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n a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth

Synonyms:
dental plate, denture
Types:
bridge, bridgework
a denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth
false teeth
a removable denture
partial denture
a denture replacing one or more teeth in a dental arch
Type of:
dental appliance
a device to repair teeth or replace missing teeth
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n a rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly

Synonyms:
crustal plate
Type of:
Earth's crust, crust
the outer layer of the Earth
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