n.1.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.
2.Metallic armor composed of broad pieces.
Mangled . . . through plate and mail.
- Milton.
3.Domestic vessels and utensils, as flagons, dishes, cups, etc., wrought in gold or silver.
4.Metallic ware which is plated, in distinction from that which is silver or gold throughout.
5.A small, shallow, and usually circular, vessel of metal or wood, or of earth glazed and baked, from which food is eaten at table.
6.A piece of money, usually silver money.
7.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.
8.A page of stereotype, electrotype, or the like, for printing from; as, publisher's plates.
9.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.
10.(Arch.) 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.
11.(Her.) A roundel of silver or tinctured argent.
12.(Photog.) A sheet of glass, porcelain, metal, etc., with a coating that is sensitive to light.
13.A prize giving to the winner in a contest.
14.(Baseball) 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.
15.One of the thin parts of the bricket of an animal.
16.A very light steel racing horsehoe.
17.Loosely, a sporting contest for a prize; specif., in horse racing, a race for a prize, the contestants not making a stake.
18.Skins for fur linings of garments, sewed together and roughly shaped, but not finally cut or fitted.
19.(Hat Making) 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.
20.a quantity sufficient to fill a plate; a plateful; a dish containing that quantity; a plate of spaghetti.
21.the food and service supplied to a customer at a restaurant; as, the turkey dinner is $9 a plate; I'll have a plate of spaghetti.
22.a flat dish of glass or plastic with a fitted cover, used for culturing microorganisms in a laboratory.
23.the identification tag required to be displayed on the outside of a vehicle; same as license plate; - often used in the plural.
24.an agenda or schedule of tasks to be performed; I have a lot on my plate today.
Home plate
(Baseball) See Home base, under Home.
Plate armor
a - See Plate, n., 2.
b - Strong metal plates for protecting war vessels, fortifications, and the like.
Plate bone
the shoulder blade, or scapula.
Plate girder
a girder, the web of which is formed of a single vertical plate, or of a series of such plates riveted together.
Plate glass
See under Glass.
Plate iron
wrought iron plates.
Plate layer
a workman who lays down the rails of a railway and fixes them to the sleepers or ties.
Plate mark
a special mark or emblematic figure stamped upon gold or silver plate, to indicate the place of manufacture, the degree of purity, and the like; thus, the local mark for London is a lion.
Plate paper
a heavy spongy paper, for printing from engraved plates.
Plate press
a press with a flat carriage and a roller, - used for printing from engraved steel or copper plates.
- Fairholt.
Plate printer
one who prints from engraved plates.
Plate printing
the act or process of printing from an engraved plate or plates.
Plate tracery
(Arch.) See under Tracery.
Plate wheel
(Mech.) a wheel, the rim and hub of which are connected by a continuous plate of metal, instead of by arms or spokes.
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Plated; p. pr. & vb. n. Plating.]
2.To cover or overlay with plates of metal; to arm with metal for defense.
3.To adorn with plated metal; as, a plated harness.
4.To beat into thin, flat pieces, or laminæ.
5.To calender; as, to plate paper.
Noun1.Plateplate - a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic
2.plate - (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score; "he ruled that the runner failed to touch home"
3.plate - a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper)
4.plate - dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten
5.Plateplate - the quantity contained in a plate
Synonyms: plateful
6.plate - a rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly
Synonyms: crustal plate
7.plate - the thin under portion of the forequarter
8.plate - a main course served on a plate; "a vegetable plate"; "the blue plate special"
9.plate - any flat platelike body structure or part
10.plate - the positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube
11.Plateplate - a flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded
12.plate - structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage
13.plate - a shallow receptacle for collection in church
14.plate - a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
Synonyms: scale, shell
15.plate - a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth
16.plate - the position on a baseball team of the player who is stationed behind home plate and who catches the balls that the pitcher throws; "a catcher needs a lot of protective equipment"; "he plays behind the plate"
Synonyms: catcher
Verb1.plate - coat with a layer of metal; "plate spoons with silver"
Chateaubriand, alveolar ridge, anodized aluminum, antepast, armor, backing, bibliofilm, billhead, bipack, black-and-white film, blade roast, book stamp, bookplate, brand, breast, bridgework, brisket, broad arrow, cachet, cartridge, charger, check, chitin, chromium plate, chromium-plate, chuck, chuck roast, clod, coat, coating, cold cuts, collop, colophon, color film, color negative film, copperplate, cortex, counterfoil, countermark, course, cover, covering, cut, deal, dental bridge, dentition, denture, dessert, dish, disk, docket, dope, dry plate, duplicate plate, electrocoating, electroplate, electroplating, electrotype, elytron, emulsion, entree, entremets, episperm, face, false teeth, feuille, filet mignon, film, flank, flap, foil, fold, frame, galvanize, gold plate, government mark, government stamp, gums, hallmark, help, helping, illustration, imprint, ivories, knuckle, label, lamella, lamina, laminate, laminated glass, laminated wood, lamination, lap, layer, leaf, letterhead, locked-up page, logo, logotype, loin, lorica, lorication, mail, masthead, membrane, microfilm, monochromatic film, motion-picture film, negative, nickel plate, orthochromatic film, overlay, pack, panchromatic film, pane, panel, patina, peel, pellicle, pericarp, periodontal tissue, photographic paper, picture, place, plait, plank, plastic plate, plate piece, plating, platter, ply, plywood, portion, pot roast, price tag, print, printing paper, printing plate, printing surface, protective covering, rack, rasher, registered trademark, rib roast, ribs, roast, roll, rolled roast, round, rubber plate, rump, rump roast, running head, running title, saddle, safety glass, scum, scute, scutum, seal, second helping, service, serving, set of teeth, shank, sheet, shell, shield, short ribs, shoulder, shoulder clod, sigil, signet, silver plate, sirloin, skin, slab, slat, slice, sound film, sound track, sound-on-film, soundstripe, stamp, steel plate, stereotype, sticker, stone, stub, table, tablet, tag, tally, teeth, tenderloin, test, testa, thick skin, ticket, title page, token, trade name, trademark, trademark name, trencher, tripack, typeform, uppers and lowers, vehicle, veneer, wafer, zincograph, zincotype
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plate armor
plate armour
Plate bone
Plate girder
plate glass
plate iron
Plate layer
Plate mark
Plate paper
Plate press
Plate printer
Plate printing
plate rack
plate rail
plate tectonic theory
plate tectonics
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