Definition of Plate

  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) Metallic armor composed of broad pieces.
  • (n.) Domestic vessels and utensils, as flagons, dishes, cups, etc., wrought in gold or silver.
  • (n.) Metallic ware which is plated, in distinction from that which is genuine silver or gold.
  • (n.) A small, shallow, and usually circular, vessel of metal or wood, or of earth glazed and baked, from which food is eaten at table.
  • (n.) A piece of money, usually silver money.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) A page of stereotype, electrotype, or the like, for printing from; as, publisher's plates.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) A roundel of silver or tinctured argent.
  • (n.) A sheet of glass, porcelain, metal, etc., with a coating that is sensitive to light.
  • (n.) A prize giving to the winner in a contest.
  • (v. t.) To cover or overlay with gold, silver, or other metals, either by a mechanical process, as hammering, or by a chemical process, as electrotyping.
  • (v. t.) To cover or overlay with plates of metal; to arm with metal for defense.
  • (v. t.) To adorn with plated metal; as, a plated harness.
  • (v. t.) To beat into thin, flat pieces, or laminae.
  • (v. t.) To calender; as, to plate paper.

Antonyms of Plate

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Homophones of Plate