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Meaning & Definition of Plate in English

English

Plate

/plet/

noun

1. (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands

  • It must be touched by a base runner in order to score
  • "He ruled that the runner failed to touch home"
    synonym:
  • home plate
  • ,
  • home base
  • ,
  • home
  • ,
  • plate

2. A sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic

    synonym:
  • plate

3. A full-page illustration (usually on slick paper)

    synonym:
  • plate

4. Dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten

    synonym:
  • plate

5. The quantity contained in a plate

    synonym:
  • plate
  • ,
  • plateful

6. A rigid layer of the earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly

    synonym:
  • plate
  • ,
  • crustal plate

7. The thin under portion of the forequarter

    synonym:
  • plate

8. A main course served on a plate

  • "A vegetable plate"
  • "The blue plate special"
    synonym:
  • plate

9. Any flat platelike body structure or part

    synonym:
  • plate

10. The positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube

    synonym:
  • plate

11. A flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded

    synonym:
  • plate
  • ,
  • photographic plate

12. Structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage

    synonym:
  • plate

13. A shallow receptacle for collection in church

    synonym:
  • plate
  • ,
  • collection plate

14. A metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)

    synonym:
  • plate
  • ,
  • scale
  • ,
  • shell

15. A dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth

    synonym:
  • denture
  • ,
  • dental plate
  • ,
  • plate

verb

1. Coat with a layer of metal

  • "Plate spoons with silver"
    synonym:
  • plate

Examples of using

With his mother very sick and a tight deadline at work, Tom has a lot on his plate at the moment.
Pass your plate and I'll give you some more meat.
I dropped the plate accidentally.