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Plate meaning

plate - 29 dictionary results

  1. 1. any flat platelike body structure or part
  2. 2. the thin under portion of the forequarter
  3. 3. a rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly
  4. 4. coat with a layer of metal; " plate spoons with silver"
  5. 5. One of the thin parts of the bricket of an animal.
  6. 6. A very light steel racing horsehoe.
  7. 7. Loosely, a sporting contest for a prize; specif., in horse racing, a race for a prize, the contestants not making a stake.
  8. 8. Skins for fur linings of garments, sewed together and roughly shaped, but not finally cut or fitted.
  9. 9. The fine nap ( as of beaver, hare's wool, musquash, nutria, or English black wool) on a hat the body of which is of an inferior substance.
  10. 10. A flat, or nearly flat, piece of metal, the thickness of which is small in comparison with the other dimensions; a thick sheet of metal; as, a steel plate.
  11. 11. Metallic armor composed of broad pieces.
  12. 12. Domestic vessels and utensils, as flagons, dishes, cups, etc., wrought in gold or silver.
  13. 13. Metallic ware which is plated, in distinction from that which is genuine silver or gold.
  14. 14. A small, shallow, and usually circular, vessel of metal or wood, or of earth glazed and baked, from which food is eaten at table.
  15. 15. A piece of money, usually silver money.
  16. 16. A piece of metal on which anything is engraved for the purpose of being printed; hence, an impression from the engraved metal; as, a book illustrated with plates; a fashion plate.
  17. 17. A page of stereotype, electrotype, or the like, for printing from; as, publisher's plates.
  18. 18. That part of an artificial set of teeth which fits to the mouth, and holds the teeth in place. It may be of gold, platinum, silver, rubber, celluloid, etc.
  19. 19. A roundel of silver or tinctured argent.
  20. 20. A sheet of glass, porcelain, metal, etc., with a coating that is sensitive to light.
  21. 21. A prize giving to the winner in a contest.
  22. 22. To cover or overlay with gold, silver, or other metals, either by a mechanical process, as hammering, or by a chemical process, as electrotyping.
  23. 23. To cover or overlay with plates of metal; to arm with metal for defense.
  24. 24. To adorn with plated metal; as, a plated harness.
  25. 25. To beat into thin, flat pieces, or laminae.
  26. 26. To calender; as, to plate paper.
  27. 27. A small five- sided area ( enveloping a diamond- shaped area one foot square) beside which the batter stands and which must be touched by some part of a player on completing a run; - called also home base, or home plate.
  28. 28. Thin piece of metal; wrought gold and silver; small dish; engraved plate of metal; engraving.
  29. 29. To coat with metal.

plate - examples of usage

  1. The bones on his plate looked as if a dog had been at them for a week. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  2. Miss Nugent glanced down at her plate. - "At Sunwich Port, Complete", W.W. Jacobs.
  3. I don't know what he means about any silver plate, but it's a bluff! - "The Crevice", William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander.
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