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plate

noun (n)

  • (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper) (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • the quantity contained in a plate (noun.quantity)
    Synonym: plateful
    source: wordnet30
  • a rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly (noun.object)
    Synonym: crustal plate
    source: wordnet30
  • the thin under portion of the forequarter (noun.food)
    source: wordnet30
  • a main course served on a plate (noun.food)
    Example:
    A vegetable plate.
    The blue plate special.
    source: wordnet30
  • any flat platelike body structure or part (noun.body)
    source: wordnet30
  • the positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a shallow receptacle for collection in church (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners) (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: scale, shell
    source: wordnet30
  • a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • coat with a layer of metal (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Plate spoons with silver.
    source: wordnet30
  • To cover or overlay with gold, silver, or other metals, either by a mechanical process, as hammering, or by a chemical process, as electrotyping. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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