See also: Plate
- 1 English
- 2 French
- 3 Latvian
- 4 Old French
- 5 Scots
plate (plural plates)
- A flat dish from which food is served or eaten.
- I filled my plate from the bountiful table.
- (uncountable) Such dishes collectively.
- The contents of such a dish.
- I ate a plate of beans.
- A course at a meal.
- The meat plate was particularly tasty.
- (figuratively) An agenda of tasks, problems, or responsibilities
- With revenues down and transfer payments up, the legislature has a full plate.
- A flat metallic object of uniform thickness.
- A clutch usually has two plates.
- A vehicle license plate.
- He stole a car and changed the plates as soon as he could.
- A layer of a material on the surface of something, usually qualified by the type of the material; plating
- The bullets just bounced off the steel plate on its hull.
- A material covered with such a layer.
- If you're not careful, someone will sell you silverware that's really only silver plate.
- (dated) A decorative or food service item coated with silver.
- The tea was served in the plate.
- (weightlifting) A weighted disk, usually of metal, with a hole in the center for use with a barbell, dumbbell, or exercise machine.
- (printing) An engraved surface used to transfer an image to paper.
- We finished making the plates this morning.
- (printing, photography) An image or copy.
- (printing, publishing) An illustration in a book, either black and white, or colour, usually on a page of paper of different quality from the text pages.
- (dentistry) A shaped and fitted surface, usually ceramic or metal that fits into the mouth and in which teeth are implanted; a dental plate.
- (construction) A horizontal framing member at the top or bottom of a group of vertical studs.
- (Cockney rhyming slang) A foot, from "plates of meat".
- Sit down and give your plates a rest.
- (baseball) Home plate.
- There was a close play at the plate.
- (geology) A tectonic plate.
- (historical) Plate armour.
- He was confronted by two knights in full plate.
- mangled […] through plate and mail
- (herpetology) Any of various larger scales found in some reptiles.
- (engineering, electricity) An electrode such as can be found in an accumulator battery, or in an electrolysis tank.
- (engineering, electricity) The anode of a vacuum tube.
- Regulating the oscillator plate voltage greatly improves the keying.
- (obsolete) A coin, usually a silver coin.
- Realms and islands were as plates dropp'd from his pocket.
- (heraldry) A roundel of silver or tinctured argent.
- A prize given to the winner in a contest.
- (chemistry) Any flat piece of material such as coated glass or plastic.
- (aviation, travel industry, dated) A metallic card, used to imprint tickets with an airline's logo, name, and numeric code.
- (aviation, travel industry, by extension) The ability of a travel agent to issue tickets on behalf of a particular airline.
- (Australia) A VIN plate, particularly with regard to the car's year of manufacture.
- One of the thin parts of the brisket of an animal.
- A very light steel horseshoe for racehorses.
- (furriers' slang) Skins for fur linings of garments, sewn together and roughly shaped, but not finally cut or fitted.
- (hat-making) The fine nap (as of beaver, musquash, etc.) on a hat whose body is made from inferior material.
terms derived from the noun "plate"
dish from which food is served or eaten
contents of a plate
a course at a meal
a flat metallic object
(dated) decorative or food service item coated with silver
(weightlifting) weighted disk
(printing) engraved surface used to transfer an image to paper
(printing, publishing) full page illustration
(dentistry) dental plate
(Cockney rhyming slang) foot
(baseball) home plate — see home plate
(geology) tectonic plate — see tectonic plate
(herpetology) reptilian scale
(engineering, electricity) electrode
(engineering, electricity) anode of vacuum tube
(chemistry) flat piece of material like glass
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- To cover the surface material of an object with a thin coat of another material, usually a metal.
- This ring is plated with a thin layer of gold.
- To place the various elements of a meal on the diner's plate prior to serving.
- After preparation, the chef will plate the dish.
- To perform cunnilingus.
- He fingered her as he plated her with his tongue.
- (baseball) To score a run.
- The single plated the runner from second base.
- (aviation, travel industry) To specify which airline a ticket will be issued on behalf of.
- Tickets are normally plated on an itinerary's first international airline.
to cover the surface material of an object with a thin coat of another material
put meal on a plate
- Precious metal, especially silver.
- 1864, Andrew Forrester, The Female Detective:
- At every meal—and I have heard the meals at Petleighcote were neither abundant nor succulent—enough plate stood upon the table to pay for the feeding of the poor of the whole county for a month
- 1950, Mervyn Peake, Gormenghast
- At the northern extremity of this chill province the gold plate of the Groans, pranked across the shining black of the long table, smoulders as though it contains fire […]
- 1864, Andrew Forrester, The Female Detective:
plate f (plural plates)
- Very small flat boat.
plate m, f (plural plates)
- (Canada, informal) Annoyingly boring.
1999, Chrystine Brouillet, Les Fiancées de l'Enfer, ISBN 2-89021-363-3, page 204:
- "On va se mettre à ressembler aux gens qui racontent leur crisse de vie plate dans les émissions de télé débiles." — We're going to sound like those people who tell they frickin' boring lives on those idiotic tv shows.
- (Canada, informal) Troublesome.
- “plate” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
plate f (5th declension)
- (music) record
- (music) disc
- (computing) board
- (computing) card
- (computing) printed circuit board
- (computing) circuit board
Declension of plate (5th declension)
- English: plate (borrowed)
- Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (plate)