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plating

[ pley-ting ]
/ ˈpleɪ tɪŋ /
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noun

a thin coating of gold, silver, etc.
an external layer of metal plates.
the act of a person or thing that plates.

RELATED WORDS

layer, scale, enamel, overlay, laminate, cover, flake, gild, foil, face, stratify, silver, bronze, platinize, nickel, anodize, chrome, encrust, electroplate

Nearby words

platform ticket, plath, plath, sylvia, platina, platinate, plating, platini, platinic, platinic acid, platinic chloride, platiniferous

Origin of plating

First recorded in 1535–45; plate1 + -ing1

Definition for plating (2 of 2)

plate

1
[ pleyt ]
/ pleɪt /

noun

verb (used with object), plat·ed, plat·ing.

Origin of plate

1
1250–1300; Middle English < Old French: literally, something flat, noun use of feminine of plat flat1 < Vulgar Latin *plattus, akin to Greek platýs broad, flat
Related formsplate·less, adjectiveplate·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for plating (1 of 3)

plating

/ (ˈpleɪtɪŋ) /

noun

a coating or layer of material, esp metal
a layer or covering of metal plates

British Dictionary definitions for plating (2 of 3)

plate

/ (pleɪt) /

noun

verb (tr)

See also plate up

Word Origin for plate

C13: from Old French: thin metal sheet, something flat, from Vulgar Latin plattus (unattested); related to Greek platus flat

British Dictionary definitions for plating (3 of 3)

Plate

/ (pleɪt) /

noun

River Plate the English name for the (Río de la) Plata
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Medicine definitions for plating

plate

[ plāt ]

n.

v.

To form a very thin layer of a bacterial culture by streaking it on the surface of agar to isolate individual organisms from which a colonial clone will develop.
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Science definitions for plating

plate

[ plāt ]

Noun

A thin, flat sheet of metal or other material, especially one used as an electrode in a storage battery or capacitor, or as the anode of an electron tube.
In plate tectonics, one of the sections of the Earth's lithosphere (crust and upper mantle) that is in constant motion along with other sections. It is the interaction of the plates that causes mountains, volcanos, and other land features to form and that causes earthquakes to occur. Six major plates and numerous smaller ones are recognized. See more at tectonic boundary.

Verb

To coat or cover with a thin layer of metal.
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Idioms and Phrases with plating

plate


see hand to on a silver platter (serve up on a plate); have a lot on one's plate.

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