- the part of a denture that conforms to the mouth and contains the teeth.
- the entire denture.
verb (used with object), plat·ed, plat·ing.
- to forge (a bloom or the like) into a broad piece.
- to hammer (cutlery) gently to produce an even surface.
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OTHER WORDS FROM plateplate·less, adjectiveplate·like, adjective
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Definition for plate (2 of 2)
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Example sentences from the Web for plate
While it doesn’t have a dry cycle, it’s still very efficient at getting those leftovers off the plate so all you have to do is dry them as you put them up.
The home plate umpire then hears a voice through an earpiece.A robot referee can really keep its ‘eye’ on the ball|Kathryn Hulick|August 20, 2020|Science News For Students
So they’re letting streaming services take some off their plates.Netflix is happy to buy up the movies Hollywood studios can’t release|Adam Epstein|August 4, 2020|Quartz
Known as Borealopelta markmitchelli, this plant-muncher had been covered in plates of armor.
Using a heatproof slotted spoon, remove the shallots to a paper towel-lined plate.
Allow beans to cool completely then remove to a paper towel-lined plate to dry.
The young man had the presence of mind to tail Gaylard Williams out of the park and jot down his license plate.Exposed: The Gay-Bashing Pastor’s Same-Sex Assault|M.L. Nestel|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Chris Stein of Blondie catches Ramone with an “aw, shucks” expression just after he drops a plate of food.‘All Good Cretins Go to Heaven’: Dee Dee Ramone’s Twisted Punk Paintings|Melissa Leon|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In another case, a whole plate of uneaten food (including nuts, hummus and raisins) was pureed and inserted rectally.‘Rectal Feeding’ Has Nothing to Do with Nutrition, Everything to Do with Torture|Russell Saunders|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Well, the pudding moment arrived, and a huge slice almost obscured from sight the plate before us.
He conducts this ceremony with the greatest solemnity, occasionally pronouncing these incantatory words, "Plate or shell, sah?"Physiology of The Opera|John H. Swaby (AKA "Scrici")
We sat down pell-mell, anywhere, I next to Liszt, who kept putting things on my plate.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
He silenced her with a gesture, and, leaving a piece of toast half-eaten on his plate, he got up and went into his study.Uncanny Tales|Various
The prizes were plate, and the profits were to be expended in repairing the havens of the kingdom.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
British Dictionary definitions for plate (1 of 2)
- a shallow usually circular dish made of porcelain, earthenware, glass, etc, on which food is served or from which food is eaten
- (as modifier)a plate rack
- Also called: plateful the contents of a plate or the amount a plate will hold
- Australian and NZ a plate of cakes, sandwiches, etc, brought by a guest to a partyeveryone was asked to bring a plate
- a sheet of glass, or sometimes metal, coated with photographic emulsion on which an image can be formed by exposure to light
- (as modifier)a plate camera
- a cup or trophy awarded to the winner of a sporting contest, esp a horse race
- a race or contest for such a prize
- mainly US the anode in an electronic valve
- an electrode in an accumulator or capacitor
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British Dictionary definitions for plate (2 of 2)
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Idioms and Phrases with plate
see hand to on a silver platter (serve up on a plate); have a lot on one's plate.