- A serving dish or food course.
verb (plat, ing)
- We filled our plate from the bountiful table.
- A flat metallic object of uniform thickness.
- A clutch usually has two plates.
- (weightlifting) A weighted disk, usually of metal, with a hole in the center for use with a barbell, dumbbell, or exercise machine.
- (printing) An engraved surface used to transfer an image to paper.
- We finished making the plates this morning.
- (context, printing, photography) An image or copy.
- (dentistry) A shaped and fitted surface, usually ceramic or metal that fits into the mouth and in which teeth are implanted; a dental plate.
- (construction) A horizontal framing member at the top or bottom of a group of vertical studs.
- A decorative or food service item coated with silver.
- The tea was served in the .
- (Cockney rhyming slang) feet, from "plates of meat".
- "Sit down and give your plates a rest"
- (baseball) home plate; where the batter stands next to
- There was a close play at the .
- (geology) tectonic plate
- To cover the surface material of an object with a thin coat of another material, usually a metal.
Etymology: Old French plate â Medieval Latin plata â Vulgar Latin â Medieval Greek (broad, flat, wide).
- This ring is plated with a thin layer of gold.
- To place the various elements of a meal on the diner's plate prior to serving.
- After preparation, the chef will the dish.
- To perform cunnilingus.
- He fingered her as he plated her with his tongue.
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