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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 ?
Suddenly some of the steam begins to advance, and, peering through it, you discern Aunt Elizabeth, Ona's stepmother--Teta Elzbieta, as they call her--bearing aloft a great platter of stewed duck.
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.
As the barkeeper climbed along up, bowing and smiling to everybody, and at last got to the platform, these tents were jerked up aloft all of a sudden, and we saw four noble thrones of gold, all caked with jewels, and in the two middle ones sat old white-whiskered men, and in the two others a couple of the most glorious and gaudy giants, with platter halos and beautiful armor.
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.
Brocklehurst could not see them too; he would perhaps have felt that, whatever he might do with the outside of the cup and platter, the inside was further beyond his interference than he imagined.
The terrible announcement that the baby had been taken in the act of putting a doll's frying-pan into his mouth, and was more than suspected of having swallowed a fictitious turkey, glued on a wooden platter.
The monkeys sat and talked in the upper branches, and there was a hole under the platform where a cobra lived, and he had his little platter of milk every night because he was sacred; and the old men sat around the tree and talked, and pulled at the big huqas (the water-pipes) till far into the night.
It was the brown-and-yellow platter containing the baked potatoes with the gravy in them and bits of meat which she had cut and mixed among them.
I could reach the latter, from the platter beside me, to my mouth, with great effort, but no farther.
They would feed him raw beef on a platter at the barrack- school, and he must smoke by stealth.
Before them was a great stretch of country having a floor as smooth and shining and white as the bottom of a big platter.
Now by the pewter platter of Saint Dunstan," cried the Tinker, "I have a good part of a mind to baste thy hide for thine ill jest.