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Verb
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plates, plural;
  1. Cover (a metal object) with a thin coating or film of a different metal
    • - she had already taken the coin to a jeweler to be plated
    • - the cylinder is nickel-plated
  2. Cover (an object) with plates of metal for decoration, protection, or strength

  3. Serve or arrange (food) on a plate or plates before a meal
    • - overcooked vegetables won't look appetizing, no matter how they are plated
  4. Score (a run or runs); cause (someone) to score

  5. Inoculate (cells or infective material) onto a culture plate, esp. with the object of isolating a particular strain of microorganisms or estimating viable cell numbers

Noun
  1. A flat dish, typically circular and made of china, from which food is eaten or served

  2. An amount of food on such a dish
    • - a plate of spaghetti
  3. A flat dish, typically made of metal or wood, passed around a church congregation in order to collect donations of money

  4. A course of a meal, served on one plate
    • - I'll have the salad plate
  5. An individual meal, with reference to its cost
    • - a gala $1,000-a-plate dinner
  6. A shallow glass dish on which a culture of cells or microorganisms may be grown

  7. Dishes, bowls, cups, and other utensils made of gold, silver, or other metal

  8. A silver or gold dish or trophy awarded as a prize in a race or competition
    • - she lifted the plate in victory
  9. A race or competition in which such a prize is awarded
    • - the final of the Ladies' Plate at Henley
  10. A thin, flat sheet or strip of metal or other material, typically one used to join or strengthen things or forming part of a machine
    • - he underwent surgery to have a steel plate put into his leg
  11. A small, flat piece of metal or other material bearing a name or inscription and attached to a door or other object
    • - a brass plate with her initials
  12. A thin, flat organic structure or formation
    • - the fused bony plates protect the tortoise's soft parts
  13. Each of the several rigid pieces of the earth's lithosphere that together make up the earth's surface

  14. A piece of lumber laid horizontally along the top of a wall to support the ends of joists or rafters

  15. A light horseshoe for a racehorse

  16. A sheet of metal, plastic, or some other material bearing an image of type or illustrations from which multiple copies are printed

  17. A printed photograph, picture, or illustration, esp. one on superior-quality paper in a book

  18. A thin sheet of metal, glass, or other substance coated with a light-sensitive film on which an image is formed, used in larger or older types of cameras

  19. A thin piece of plastic molded to the shape of a person's mouth and gums, to which artificial teeth or another orthodontic appliance are attached

  20. A complete denture or orthodontic appliance

  21. A thin piece of metal that acts as an electrode in a capacitor, battery, or cell

  22. The anode of a thermionic tube


  1. coat with a layer of metal; "plate spoons with silver"
  2. home 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. a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic
  4. a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper)
  5. dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten
  6. the quantity contained in a plate
  7. 9158 Platè is a main belt asteroid with an orbital period of 1273.4074395 days (3.49 years).
  8. A plate is a type of dishware, a broad, concave, but mainly flat vessel on which food is served. They can also be used for ceremonial or decorative purposes.
  9. A shallow foundation is a type of foundation which transfers building loads to the earth very near the surface, rather than to a subsurface layer or a range of depths as does a deep foundation. ...
  10. Plate and Platé are surnames.
  11. A dish from which food is served or eaten; The contents of such a dish; A course at a meal; A flat metallic object of uniform thickness; A vehicle license plate; A weighted disk, usually of metal, with a hole in the center for use with a barbell, dumbbell, or exercise machine; An engraved ...
  12. (Plates) Flat, typically rectangular components that contain the active material and a mechanical support structure called a grid, which also has an electrical function, carrying electrons to and from the active material. ...
  13. Plates are the carriers of the images that are to be printed on paper. One printing plate is required for each ink color printed. Metal plates are currently the only way to produce high quality close-register printed images. Plates can also be made out of plastic and paper.
  14. (Plates) Whole-page  illustrations printed separately from the text. Illustrations printed in the text pages are called cuts.
  15. (Plates) The flat discs placed on the ends of barbell and dumbbell bars to increase the weight of the apparati. Although some plates are made from vinyl-covered con-crete, the best and most durable plates are manufactured from metal.
  16. (Plates) A metal plate, usually lead or lead compound, immersed in the electrolyte in a battery.
  17. (plates) Giant, rigid slabs of the Earth's crust. The plates "float" on a dense, fluid layer just beneath them.
  18. (PLATES) Shoes horses wear in races. Racing plates.
  19. (Plates) Pieces of wood placed on wall surfaces as fastening devices. The bottom member of the wall is the sole plate and the top member is the rafter plate.
  20. (PLATES) A flat sheet of metal used singularly or as a part in a larger apparatus.
  21. (PLATES) A heraldic term for a number of particularly (but not exclusively) white or silver discs – but see ‘quinas’ (also ‘bezant’, ‘disc’ and ‘roundel 2)’). ...
  22. (Plates) (playtz) n. Cymbals. also frizbee
  23. (Plates) A metal sheet of coated material that transfers ink from the printing press to paper.
  24. (Plates) Dies or Blocks and / or metal plates on which the Die is attached too.
  25. (Plates) Illustrations, cut on copper or steel plates, which were then inked and printed on sheets of heavier paper separately from the rest of the work in which they appear. Such illustrations were often provided in early magazines as bonuses to subscribers. ...