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Definitions of plate

  1. To cover or overlay with gold, silver, or other metals, either by a mechanical process, as hammering, or by a chemical process, as electrotyping. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To cover or overlay with plates of metal; to arm with metal for defense. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To adorn with plated metal; as, a plated harness. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To beat into thin, flat pieces, or laminae. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To calender; as, to plate paper. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To coat with metal; to cover with sheets of metal. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To overlay with a coating of plate or metal: to adorn with metal: to beat into thin plates. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To coat with metal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. To overlay with metal; to adorn with plate; to beat into thin plates. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To coat with a metal; to overlay or cover. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. a shallow receptacle for collection in church Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. a flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. the positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. a main course served on a plate; "a vegetable plate"; "the blue plate special" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. any flat platelike body structure or part Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. the thin under portion of the forequarter Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. a rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. coat with a layer of metal; "plate spoons with silver" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. One of the thin parts of the bricket of an animal. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. A very light steel racing horsehoe. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Loosely, a sporting contest for a prize; specif., in horse racing, a race for a prize, the contestants not making a stake. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. Skins for fur linings of garments, sewed together and roughly shaped, but not finally cut or fitted. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. The fine nap (as of beaver, hare's wool, musquash, nutria, or English black wool) on a hat the body of which is of an inferior substance. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. A flat, or nearly flat, piece of metal, the thickness of which is small in comparison with the other dimensions; a thick sheet of metal; as, a steel plate. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Metallic armor composed of broad pieces. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. Domestic vessels and utensils, as flagons, dishes, cups, etc., wrought in gold or silver. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. Metallic ware which is plated, in distinction from that which is genuine silver or gold. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. A small, shallow, and usually circular, vessel of metal or wood, or of earth glazed and baked, from which food is eaten at table. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. A piece of money, usually silver money. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. A piece of metal on which anything is engraved for the purpose of being printed; hence, an impression from the engraved metal; as, a book illustrated with plates; a fashion plate. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. A page of stereotype, electrotype, or the like, for printing from; as, publisher's plates. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. That part of an artificial set of teeth which fits to the mouth, and holds the teeth in place. It may be of gold, platinum, silver, rubber, celluloid, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. A horizontal timber laid upon a wall, or upon corbels projecting from a wall, and supporting the ends of other timbers; also used specifically of the roof plate which supports the ends of the roof trusses or, in simple work, the feet of the rafters. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. A roundel of silver or tinctured argent. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. A sheet of glass, porcelain, metal, etc., with a coating that is sensitive to light. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. A prize giving to the winner in a contest. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. A small five-sided area (enveloping a diamond-shaped area one foot square) beside which the batter stands and which must be touched by some part of a player on completing a run; - called also home base, or home plate. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. A thin piece or sheet of metal; as, armor plate; a shallow dish from which food is eaten; a piece of metal on which something is engraved; a print made from an engraved metal surface; in photography, a thin sheet of glass treated with chemicals; household articles of gold or silver, as teapots, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  43. Something flat: a thin piece of metal: wrought gold and silver: household utensils in gold and silver: a flat dish: an engraved plate of metal. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  44. Thin piece of metal; wrought gold and silver; small dish; engraved plate of metal; engraving. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  45. A flat, broad, thin body, as of metal; a dish; metallic surface bearing printed matter or the lines of an engraving. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  46. A flat piece of wrought metal; a shallow vessel; household utensils of gold and silver; a solid page of metal to print from; a flat piece of engraved copper, steel or zinc. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  47. A body with a flat and extended surface; a dish; a flat shallow vessel of earthenware, &c., used at table for eating from; a sheet of metal; an engraved flat piece of metal, or the engraving printed from it; articles for domestic use in gold or silver; a prize at a race, as the "Queen's plate"; a mining term for compact beds of shale which break up into thin plates. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  48. A flat, broad, plate-like structure or surface; a lamina, scale, disc, etc. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for plate

  1. None the less, it is good to rest in a clean bed, for a change; and to feed off a clean plate – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
  2. I left two on the plate last night. – Pee-wee Harris by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
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