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Noun: plate  pleyt
  1. Dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten
  2. (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 plate";
    - home plate, home base, home
  3. A sheet of metal, wood, glass or plastic
  4. A full-page illustration (usually on slick paper)
  5. The quantity contained in a plate
    - plateful
  6. A rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly
    - crustal plate
  7. The thin under portion of the forequarter
  8. A main course served on a plate
    "a vegetable plate"; "the blue plate special"
  9. Any flat platelike body structure or part
  10. The positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube
  11. A flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded
    - photographic plate
  12. Structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage
  13. A shallow receptacle for collection in church
    - collection plate
  14. A metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
    - scale, shell
  15. A dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth
    - denture, dental plate
Verb: plate  pleyt
  1. Coat with a layer of metal
    "plate spoons with silver"

Sounds like: planter, pl, plate

Derived forms: plating, plates, plated

Type of: anatomical structure, anode, bag, base, bodily structure, body structure, coat, complex body part, containerful, crust, cut of beef, dental appliance, Earth's crust, entrĂ©e, flat solid, flatware [N. Amer], illustration, main course, receptacle, sheet, shield, structural member, structure, surface

Part of: construction, electron tube, structure, thermionic tube, thermionic vacuum tube, thermionic valve, tube, vacuum tube

Encyclopedia: Plate, Peter