- 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.
Origin of plate1
Related formsplate·less, adjectiveplate·like, adjective
Definition for plate (2 of 3)
Origin of plate2
Definition for plate (3 of 3)
Origin of home plate
Examples from the Web for plate
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
To unwind, Sharp takes long showers, and stops himself from separating his food on his plate as Christopher would.
So in the cutting room, we got a plate of a horse and put a CGI guy getting on him.‘No Regrets’: Peter Jackson Says Goodbye to Middle-Earth|Alex Suskind|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But when the time came you stepped up to the plate just like George W. Bush did.Up to a Point: Thanks to the Biggest Turkey, Uncle Sam|P. J. O’Rourke|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
South of Silicon Valley, an entire town is being deformed, slowly, by plate tectonics.
He ate because his mother filled his plate; but if he had been questioned, he could scarcely have told what he was eating.Baron Trigault's Vengeance|Emile Gaboriau
The tympana of the choir triforium arches are filled with plate tracery, quatrefoil and cusped.Cathedral Cities of France|Herbert Marshall
Whether de Blainville's or Sowerby's plate appeared first I cannot ascertain.A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 2 of 2)|Charles Darwin
I put them in the cupboard in a brown bowl with a plate over it.Light O' The Morning|L. T. Meade
He snapped the ball, however, to Mylert, nipping Berry at the plate.Baseball Joe in the World Series|Lester Chadwick
British Dictionary definitions for plate (1 of 3)
- 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
Word Origin for plate
British Dictionary definitions for plate (2 of 3)
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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.