Definition of plate

Definition of plate
  1. plate Noun A dish from which food is served or eaten.
  2. plate Noun The contents of such a dish.
  3. plate Noun A course at a meal.
  4. plate Noun A flat metallic object of uniform thickness.
  5. plate Noun A vehicle license plate
  6. plate Noun A weighted disk, usually of metal, with a hole in the center for use with a barbell, dumbbell, or exercise machine.
  7. plate Noun An engraved surface used to transfer an image to paper.
  8. plate Noun An image or copy.
  9. plate Noun An illustration in a book, either black and white, or colour, usually on a page of paper of different quality from the text pages.
  10. plate Noun A shaped and fitted surface, usually ceramic or metal that fits into the mouth and in which teeth are implanted; a dental plate.
  11. plate Noun A horizontal framing member at the top or bottom of a group of vertical studs.
  12. plate Noun A decorative or food service item coated with silver.
  13. plate Noun A foot, from "plates" of meat".
  14. plate Noun Home plate.
  15. plate Noun A tectonic plate.
  16. plate Noun Plate armour.
  17. plate Noun The type of scales covering some kinds of reptile.
  18. plate Noun An electrode such as can be found in an accumulator battery, or in an electrolysis tank
  19. plate Verb To cover the surface material of an object with a thin coat of another material, usually a metal.
  20. plate Verb To place the various elements of a meal on the diner's plate prior to serving.
  21. plate Verb To perform cunnilingus.
  22. plate Verb To score a run.
  23. plate Verb To specify which airline a ticket will be issued on behalf of.
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