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Meaning of PLATE

Pronunciation:  pleyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the position on a baseball team of the player who is stationed behind home plate and who catches the balls that the pitcher throws; "a catcher needs a lot of protective equipment"; "he plays behind the plate"
  2. [n]  a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth
  3. [n]  (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"
  4. [n]  dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten
  5. [n]  a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
  6. [n]  a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic
  7. [n]  a shallow receptacle for collection in church
  8. [n]  structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage
  9. [n]  a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper)
  10. [n]  a flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded
  11. [n]  the positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube
  12. [n]  any flat platelike body structure or part
  13. [n]  a main course served on a plate; "a vegetable plate"; "the blue plate special"
  14. [n]  the thin under portion of the forequarter
  15. [n]  a rigid layer of the lithosphere that is believed to drift slowly
  16. [n]  the quantity contained in a plate
  17. [v]  coat with a layer of metal

PLATE is a 5 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: catcher, collection plate, dental plate, denture, home, home plate, photographic plate, plateful, scale, shell
 See Also: anatomical structure, anode, armor plate, armor plating, armour plate, baffle, baffle board, bag, base, baseball team, bodily structure, body structure, bridge, bridgework, chrome, chromium-plate, coat, comb, complex body part, construction, containerful, cut of beef, cylinder head, damper, dental appliance, dessert plate, dinner plate, disc, dish, disk, electron tube, electroplate, engraving, entree, escutcheon, false teeth, fashion plate, fin keel, fishplate, flat solid, geosphere, goldplate, gusset, gusset plate, horseshoe, illustration, lamella, lamina, license plate, lithosphere, L-plate, main course, nameplate, nickel, numberplate, operculum, plate armor, plate armour, plate iron, platen, plessimeter, pleximeter, position, quarter plate, receptacle, salad bowl, salad plate, sheet, shell plating, shield, shoe, silver, silverplate, soup plate, steel plate, structural member, structure, structure, surface, tap, thermionic tube, thermionic vacuum tube, thermionic valve, tin, tube, U-shaped plate, vacuum tube, wall plate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Plate\, n. [OF. plate a plate of metal, a cuirsas, F.
    plat a plate, a shallow vessel of silver, other metal, or
    earth, fr. plat flat, Gr. ?. See {Place}, n.]
    1. A flat, or nearly flat, piece of metal, the thickness of
       which is small in comparison with the other dimensions; a
       thick sheet of metal; as, a steel plate.
    2. Metallic armor composed of broad pieces.
             Mangled . . . through plate and mail. --Milton.
    3. Domestic vessels and utensils, as flagons, dishes, cups,
       etc., wrought in gold or silver.
    4. Metallic ware which is plated, in distinction from that
       which is genuine silver or gold.
    5. A small, shallow, and usually circular, vessel of metal or
       wood, or of earth glazed and baked, from which food is
       eaten at table.
    6. [Cf. Sp. plata silver.] A piece of money, usually silver
       money. [Obs.] ``Realms and islands were as plates dropp'd
       from his pocket.'' --Shak.
    7. A piece of metal on which anything is engraved for the
       purpose of being printed; hence, an impression from the
       engraved metal; as, a book illustrated with plates; a
       fashion plate.
    8. A page of stereotype, electrotype, or the like, for
       printing from; as, publisher's plates.
    9. That part of an artificial set of teeth which fits to the
       mouth, and holds the teeth in place. It may be of gold,
       platinum, silver, rubber, celluloid, etc.
    10. (Arch.) A horizontal timber laid upon a wall, or upon
        corbels projecting from a wall, and supporting the ends
        of other timbers; also used specifically of the roof
        plate which supports the ends of the roof trusses or, in
        simple work, the feet of the rafters.
    11. (Her.) A roundel of silver or tinctured argent.
    12. (Photog.) A sheet of glass, porcelain, metal, etc., with
        a coating that is sensitive to light.
    13. A prize giving to the winner in a contest.
    Note: Plate is sometimes used in an adjectival sense or in
          combination, the phrase or compound being in most cases
          of obvious signification; as, plate basket or
          plate-basket, plate rack or plate-rack.
    {Home plate}. (Baseball) See {Home base}, under {Home}.
    {Plate armor}.
        (a) See {Plate}, n., 2.
        (b) Strong metal plates for protecting war vessels,
            fortifications, and the like.
    {Plate bone}, the shoulder blade, or scapula.
    {Plate girder}, a girder, the web of which is formed of a
       single vertical plate, or of a series of such plates
       riveted together.
    {Plate glass}. See under {Glass}.
    {Plate iron}, wrought iron plates.
    {Plate layer}, a workman who lays down the rails of a railway
       and fixes them to the sleepers or ties.
    {Plate mark}, a special mark or emblematic figure stamped
       upon gold or silver plate, to indicate the place of
       manufacture, the degree of purity, and the like; thus, the
       local mark for London is a lion.
    {Plate paper}, a heavy spongy paper, for printing from
       engraved plates. --Fairholt.
    {Plate press}, a press with a flat carriage and a roller, --
       used for printing from engraved steel or copper plates.
    {Plate printer}, one who prints from engraved plates.
    {Plate printing}, the act or process of printing from an
       engraved plate or plates.
    {Plate tracery}. (Arch.) See under {Tracery}.
    {Plate wheel} (Mech.), a wheel, the rim and hub of which are
       connected by a continuous plate of metal, instead of by
       arms or spokes.
  2. \Plate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Plated}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To cover or overlay with gold, silver, or other metals,
       either by a mechanical process, as hammering, or by a
       chemical process, as electrotyping.
    2. To cover or overlay with plates of metal; to arm with
       metal for defense.
             Thus plated in habiliments of war.    --Shak.
    3. To adorn with plated metal; as, a plated harness.
    4. To beat into thin, flat pieces, or lamin[ae].
    5. To calender; as, to plate paper.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a plate in your dream indicates your social advantages and a hunger for life. Seeing an empty plate in your dream indicates that there is an emotional void in your waking life. You may be feeling left out. Alternatively, it suggests that you need to rethink your priorities.
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