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plat·ter

 (plăt′ər)
n.
1. A large shallow dish or plate, used especially for serving food.
2. A meal or course served on a platter.
3. Slang A phonograph record.
Idiom:
on a platter
Without exertion; effortlessly: always got what they wanted on a platter.

[Middle English plater, from Anglo-Norman, from Old French plate, plate; see plate.]

platter

(ˈplætə)
n
1. (Cookery) a large shallow usually oval dish or plate, used for serving food
2. (Cookery) a course of a meal, usually consisting of several different foods served on the same plate: a seafood platter.
[C14: from Anglo-Norman plater, from plat dish, from Old French plat flat; see plate]

plat•ter

(ˈplæt ər)

n.
1. a large, shallow dish for holding and serving food.
2. a course of a meal, usu. consisting of a variety of foods served on the same plate.
3. a phonograph record.
[1250–1300; Middle English plater < Anglo-French, derivative of plat dish. See plate, -er2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.platter - a large shallow dish used for serving foodplatter - a large shallow dish used for serving food
flatware - tableware that is relatively flat and fashioned as a single piece
2.platter - sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous grooveplatter - sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove
acetate disk, phonograph recording disk - a disk coated with cellulose acetate
LP, L-P - a long-playing phonograph record; designed to be played at 33.3 rpm
78, seventy-eight - a shellac based phonograph record that played at 78 revolutions per minute
audio recording, sound recording, audio - a recording of acoustic signals

platter

noun plate, dish, tray, charger, salver, trencher (archaic) The food was served on silver platters.
Translations
tác
fad
fat
plokščia lėkštė
paplāte
tácka

platter

[ˈplætəʳ] N
1. (esp US) (= dish) → fuente f
2. (= meal, course) → plato m
a cheese platteruna tabla de quesos
3. (US) (= record) → disco m

platter

[ˈplætər] n
(mainly US) (= serving dish) → plateau m
(= course) → plateau m
a cheese platter → un plateau de fromage

platter

nTeller m; (= wooden platter also)Brett nt; (= serving dish)Platte f; (inf: = record) → Platte f; to have something handed to one on a (silver) platter (fig)etw auf einem (silbernen) Tablett serviert bekommen; to demand somebody’s head on a platter (fig)jds Kopf verlangen

platter

[ˈplætəʳ] npiatto da portata

platter

(ˈplatə) noun
a kind of large, flat plate. a wooden platter.
References in classic literature ?
The fellow gathered up the head of Peter of Colfax, and placed it upon the golden platter.
So Uncle Henry lifted the kettle from the fire and poured its contents into a big platter which the Wizard held for him.
Toto behaved himself, and sat in a tin high-chair beside Dorothy and ate his dinner from a tin platter.
Before them was a great stretch of country having a floor as smooth and shining and white as the bottom of a big platter.
Faultless Muck-coucher sprang upon Lick- platter and killed him with his spear and brought darkness upon his eyes: and Leeky saw it, and dragged Lick-platter by the foot, though he was dead, and choked him in the lake.
Whilst he was speaking the landlady came in again, bearing a broad platter, upon which stood all the beakers and flagons charged to the brim with the brown ale or the ruby wine.
He returned them all except the thimble to the younger woman, with some observation, and she immediately restored them to Maggie's pocket, while the men seated themselves, and began to attack the contents of the kettle,--a stew of meat and potatoes,--which had been taken off the fire and turned out into a yellow platter.
A Boston newspaper reporter went and took a look at the Slave Ship floundering about in that fierce conflagration of reds and yellows, and said it reminded him of a tortoise-shell cat having a fit in a platter of tomatoes.
We'll see whether he gives up or not when I take a sharp knife to him," her mother answered; "and as to his looks, a platter full o' gravy makes a sight o' difference with old roosters, and I'll put dumplings round the aidge; they're turrible fillin', though they don't belong with boiled chicken.
There were vases, and figures of men and animals, and graven platters and bowls, and mosaics of precious gems, and many other things.
The ice-cream was passed around with cake--gold and silver cake arranged on platters in alternate slices; it had been made and frozen during the afternoon back of the kitchen by two black women, under the supervision of Victor.
Grace being said, -- for those people have their grace as well as we --though Queequeg told me that unlike us, who at such times look downwards to our platters, they, on the contrary, copying the ducks, glance upwards to the great Giver of all feasts --Grace, I say, being said, the High Priest opens the banquet by the immemorial ceremony of the island; that is, dipping his consecrated and consecrating fingers into the bowl before the blessed beverage circulates.