See also: Plate
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) A flat 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.
- (heraldic charge) 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.
- (music) A record, usually vinyl.
terms derived from the noun "plate"
contents of a plate
course at a meal
flat metallic object
vehicle license plate
item coated with silver
printing: engraved surface used to transfer an image to paper
printing, photography: image or copy
printing, publishing: full page illustration
construction: horizontal framing member
Cockney rhyming slang: foot — see foot
baseball: home plate — see home plate
geology: tectonic plate — see tectonic plate
historical: plate armour
anode of vacuum tube
heraldic charge: roundel of silver
prize given to the winner in a contest — see prize
chemistry: flat piece of material
aviation, dated: metallic card, used to imprint tickets with an airline's logo
aviation: ability of a travel agent to issue tickets on behalf of a particular airline
one of the thin parts of the brisket of an animal
very light steel horseshoe
skins sewn together for fur lining
hat-making: fine nap on a hat made from inferior material
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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
aviation: to specify which airline a ticket will be issued on behalf of
- 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)
- (fr) Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (plate)