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Definition 1: dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten - [noun denoting artifact]

(plate is a kind of ...) tableware that is relatively flat and fashioned as a single piece

(... is a kind of plate ) a small plate on which dessert can be served

(... is a kind of plate ) a plate from which a diner eats during the main course of a meal

(... is a kind of plate ) a disposable plate made of cardboard

(... is a kind of plate ) a plate or bowl for individual servings of salad

(... is a kind of plate ) a deep plate with a wide rim

(... is a kind of plate ) a plate of steel

Definition 2: a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for plate in the sense of this definition

(plate is a kind of ...) a protective covering or structure

(... is a kind of plate ) specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire

(... is a kind of plate ) U-shaped plate nailed to underside of horse's hoof

(... is a kind of plate ) the plates covering the frame of a steel ship and corresponding to the planking of a wooden ship

Definition 3: a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic - [noun denoting artifact]

(plate is a kind of ...) a flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width

(... is a kind of plate ) a flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy

(... is a kind of plate ) a small thin metal plate held against the body and struck with a plexor in percussive examinations

(... is a kind of plate ) the flat plate of a printing press that presses the paper against the type

(... is a kind of plate ) a plate of iron

(... is a kind of plate ) a plate bearing a name

(... is a kind of plate ) a square plate bearing the letter L that is attached to both ends of a car to indicate that the driver is a learner

(... is a kind of plate ) a plate mounted on the front and back of car and bearing the car's registration number

(... is a kind of plate ) thin plate

(... is a kind of plate ) a metal plate used to strengthen a joist

(... is a kind of plate ) a perforated or corrugated metal plate used in a storage battery as a conductor and support for the active material

(... is a kind of plate ) metal plate bolted along sides of two rails or beams

(... is a kind of plate ) a metal plate projecting from the keel of a shallow vessel to give it greater lateral stability

(... is a kind of plate ) (nautical) a plate on a ship's stern on which the name is inscribed

(... is a kind of plate ) a block or plate or other hard surface that has been engraved

(... is a kind of plate ) a flat circular plate

(... is a kind of plate ) a movable iron plate that regulates the draft in a stove or chimney or furnace

(... is a kind of plate ) a detachable plate that covers the closed end of a cylinder chamber in a reciprocating engine or pump

(... is a kind of plate ) a small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing)

Definition 4: a shallow receptacle for collection in church - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for plate in the sense of this definition

(plate is a kind of ...) a container that is used to put or keep things in

Definition 5: (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where plate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he ruled that the runner failed to touch home

Synonyms for plate in the sense of this definition

(plate is a kind of ...) a place that the runner must touch before scoring

"he scrambled to get back to the bag"

(plate belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

Definition 6: structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage - [noun denoting artifact]

(plate is a kind of ...) support that is a constituent part of any structure or building

(... is a kind of plate ) plate (a timber along the top of a wall) to support the ends of joists, etc., and distribute the load

(... is part of plate) a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

"the structure consisted of a series of arches" "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

Definition 7: a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper) - [noun denoting artifact]

(plate is a kind of ...) a visual representation (a picture or diagram) that is used make some subject more pleasing or easier to understand

(... is a kind of plate ) a plate illustrating the latest fashion in dress

Definition 8: a flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for plate in the sense of this definition

(plate is a kind of ...) a flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width

(... is a kind of plate ) a photographic plate measuring 3.25 inches by 4.25 inches

Definition 9: the positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube - [noun denoting artifact]

(plate is a kind of ...) a positively charged electrode by which electrons leave an electrical device

(... is part of plate) electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope

Definition 10: a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for plate in the sense of this definition

(plate is a kind of ...) a device to repair teeth or replace missing teeth

(... is a kind of plate ) a denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth

(... is a kind of plate ) a removable denture

(... is a kind of plate ) a denture replacing one or more teeth in a dental arch

Definition 11: any flat platelike body structure or part - [noun denoting body]

(plate is a kind of ...) a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing and its construction and arrangement

"he has good bone structure"

(... is a kind of plate ) a hard flap serving as a cover for (a) the gill slits in fishes or (b) the opening of the shell in certain gastropods when the body is retracted

(... is a kind of plate ) ciliated comb-like swimming plate of a ctenophore

(... is a kind of plate ) (paleontology) a bony plate that curves upward behind the skull of many ceratopsian dinosaurs

(... is a kind of plate ) a thin plate or layer (especially of bone or mineral)

Definition 12: a main course served on a plate - [noun denoting food]

Samples where plate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a vegetable plate
  • the blue plate special

(plate is a kind of ...) the principal dish of a meal

Definition 13: the thin under portion of the forequarter - [noun denoting food]

(plate is a kind of ...) cut of meat from beef cattle

Definition 14: a rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for plate in the sense of this definition

(plate is a kind of ...) the outer layer of the Earth

Definition 15: the quantity contained in a plate - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for plate in the sense of this definition

(plate is a kind of ...) the quantity that a container will hold

Definition 16: coat with a layer of metal - [verb of contact]

Samples where plate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • plate spoons with silver

(plate is a kind of ...) put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface

"coat the cake with chocolate"

(... is a kind of plate ) prepare (a metal) for soldering or brazing by applying a thin layer of solder to the surface

(... is a kind of plate ) plate with tin

(... is a kind of plate ) coat with a layer of silver or a silver amalgam

"silver the necklace"

(... is a kind of plate ) plate with nickel

"nickel the plate"

(... is a kind of plate ) coat with metal by electrolysis

"electroplate the watch"

(... is a kind of plate ) plate with chromium

"chrome bathroom fixtures"

(... is a kind of plate ) plate with gold

"goldplate a watch"

(... is a kind of plate ) plate with silver

"silverplate a watch"

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