Definitions for plate

Definitions for (noun) plate

Main entry: plate, dental plate, denture

Definition: a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth

Main entry: home, home base, home plate, plate

Definition: (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score

Usage: he ruled that the runner failed to touch home

Main entry: plate

Definition: dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten

Main entry: plate, scale, shell

Definition: a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)

Main entry: plate

Definition: a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic

Main entry: plate, collection plate

Definition: a shallow receptacle for collection in church

Main entry: plate

Definition: structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage

Main entry: plate

Definition: a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper)

Main entry: photographic plate, plate

Definition: a flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded

Main entry: plate

Definition: the positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube

Main entry: plate

Definition: any flat platelike body structure or part

Main entry: plate

Definition: a main course served on a plate

Usage: a vegetable plate; the blue plate special

Main entry: plate

Definition: the thin under portion of the forequarter

Main entry: plate, crustal plate

Definition: a rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly

Main entry: plate, plateful

Definition: the quantity contained in a plate

Definitions for (verb) plate

Main entry: plate

Definition: coat with a layer of metal

Usage: plate spoons with silver

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