12 entries found for plate. The first 10 are listed below.
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Main Entry: 1plate
Function: noun 1 a: a flat thin piece of material b: metal in sheets <steel plate> c: a thin layer of one metal deposited on another 2 a: one of the broad metal pieces used in armor b: armor made of plates 3: a usually flat bony or horny bodily part forming part of a covering of an animal (as some fishes or reptiles) 4: HOME PLATE 5: any of the huge movable segments into which the earth's lithosphere is divided and which are held to float on and travel over the mantle 6 a: precious metal; especially: silver bullion b: vessels (as bowls or cups) used in the home and made of or plated with precious metal (as silver) 7 a: a shallow usually circular dish from which food is eaten or served b: a main food course served on a plate <a plate of spaghetti> c: food and service for one person <a dinner at $10 a plate> d: a dish or pouch used in taking a collection (as in a church) 8 a: a prepared surface from which printing is done b: a sheet of material (as plastic or glass) coated with a chemical sensitive to light for use in a camera 9: LICENSE PLATE 10: the part of a denture that holds the false teeth and fits to the mouth; also: a set of false teeth 11: a full-page illustration <an art book with color plates> - plate·like /-lk/ adjective