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plate

 (plāt)
n.
1. A smooth, flat, relatively thin, rigid body of uniform thickness.
2.
a. A sheet of hammered, rolled, or cast metal.
b. A very thin applied or deposited coat of metal.
3.
a. A flat piece of metal forming part of a machine: a boiler plate.
b. A flat piece of metal on which something is engraved.
c. A license plate: a car with Utah plates.
4.
a. A thin piece of metal used for armor.
b. Armor made of such pieces.
5. Printing
a. A sheet of metal, plastic, rubber, paperboard, or other material prepared for use as a printing surface, such as an electrotype or a stereotype.
b. A print of a woodcut, lithograph, or other engraved material, especially when reproduced in a book.
c. A full-page book illustration, often in color and printed on paper different from that used for text pages.
6. Photography A light-sensitive sheet of glass or metal on which a photographic image can be recorded.
7. Dentistry A thin metallic or plastic support fitted to the gums to anchor artificial teeth.
8. Architecture In wood-frame construction, a horizontal member that bears a load, as of a roof or a wall.
9. Baseball Home plate.
10.
a. A shallow dish in which food is served or from which it is eaten.
b. The contents of such a dish: ate a plate of spaghetti.
c. A whole course served on such a dish.
11. Service and food for one person at a meal: dinner at a set price per plate.
12. Household articles, such as hollowware, covered with a precious metal, such as silver or gold.
13. A dish passed among the members of a group or congregation for the collection of offerings.
14. Sports
a. A dish, cup, or other article of silver or gold offered as a prize.
b. A contest, especially a horserace, offering such a prize.
15. A thin cut of beef from underneath the ribs, including the diaphragm muscle.
16. Biology
a. A thin flat layer or scale, as that of a fish.
b. A platelike part, organ, or structure, such as that covering some reptiles.
17. Electricity
a. An electrode, as in a storage battery or capacitor.
b. The anode in an electron tube.
18. Geology See tectonic plate.
19. Informal A schedule of matters to be dealt with: had a lot on my plate at work after vacation.
tr.v. plat·ed, plat·ing, plates
1. To coat or cover with a thin layer of metal.
2. To cover with armor plate: plate a warship.
3. Printing To make a stereotype or electrotype from.
4. To give a glossy finish to (paper) by pressing between metal sheets or rollers.
5. To arrange (food) on a plate, as for serving: "a choice of starters, entrées, and desserts plated just as they will appear when ordered" (John Edward Young).
6. Baseball To cause (a run) to be scored or (a runner) to cross home plate, as by a hit.

[Middle English, from Old French, from feminine of plat, flat, from Vulgar Latin *plattus, from Greek platus; see plat- in Indo-European roots.]

plat′er n.

plater

(ˈpleɪtə)
n
1. a person or thing that plates
2. (Horse Racing) horse racing
a. a mediocre horse entered chiefly for minor races
b. a blacksmith who shoes racehorses with the special type of light shoe used for racing
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plater - a skilled worker who coats articles with a film of metal (usually silver or gold)
electroplater - a plater who uses electrolysis
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
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