Definitions of plate

  1. To cover or overlay with gold, silver, or other metals, either by a mechanical process, as hammering, or by a chemical process, as electrotyping.
  2. To cover or overlay with plates of metal; to arm with metal for defense.
  3. To adorn with plated metal; as, a plated harness.
  4. To beat into thin, flat pieces, or laminae.
  5. To calender; as, to plate paper.
  6. To coat with metal; to cover with sheets of metal.
  7. To overlay with a coating of plate or metal: to adorn with metal: to beat into thin plates.
  8. To coat with metal.
  9. To overlay with metal; to adorn with plate; to beat into thin plates.
  10. To coat with a metal; to overlay or cover.
  11. a shallow receptacle for collection in church
  12. a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth
  13. a flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded
  14. a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic
  15. structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage
  16. a full- page illustration ( usually on slick paper)
  17. the positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube
  18. a main course served on a plate; " a vegetable plate"; " the blue plate special"
  19. any flat platelike body structure or part
  20. the thin under portion of the forequarter
  21. a rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly
  22. coat with a layer of metal; " plate spoons with silver"
  23. One of the thin parts of the bricket of an animal.
  24. A very light steel racing horsehoe.
  25. Loosely, a sporting contest for a prize; specif., in horse racing, a race for a prize, the contestants not making a stake.
  26. Skins for fur linings of garments, sewed together and roughly shaped, but not finally cut or fitted.
  27. The fine nap ( as of beaver, hare's wool, musquash, nutria, or English black wool) on a hat the body of which is of an inferior substance.
  28. 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.
  29. Metallic armor composed of broad pieces.
  30. Domestic vessels and utensils, as flagons, dishes, cups, etc., wrought in gold or silver.
  31. Metallic ware which is plated, in distinction from that which is genuine silver or gold.
  32. A small, shallow, and usually circular, vessel of metal or wood, or of earth glazed and baked, from which food is eaten at table.
  33. A piece of money, usually silver money.
  34. 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.
  35. A page of stereotype, electrotype, or the like, for printing from; as, publisher's plates.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. A roundel of silver or tinctured argent.
  39. A sheet of glass, porcelain, metal, etc., with a coating that is sensitive to light.
  40. A prize giving to the winner in a contest.
  41. A small five- sided area ( enveloping a diamond- shaped area one foot square) beside which the batter stands and which must be touched by some part of a player on completing a run; - called also home base, or home plate.
  42. A thin piece or sheet of metal; as, armor plate; a shallow dish from which food is eaten; a piece of metal on which something is engraved; a print made from an engraved metal surface; in photography, a thin sheet of glass treated with chemicals; household articles of gold or silver, as teapots, etc.
  43. Something flat: a thin piece of metal: wrought gold and silver: household utensils in gold and silver: a flat dish: an engraved plate of metal.
  44. Thin piece of metal; wrought gold and silver; small dish; engraved plate of metal; engraving.
  45. A flat, broad, thin body, as of metal; a dish; metallic surface bearing printed matter or the lines of an engraving.
  46. A flat piece of wrought metal; a shallow vessel; household utensils of gold and silver; a solid page of metal to print from; a flat piece of engraved copper, steel or zinc.
  47. A body with a flat and extended surface; a dish; a flat shallow vessel of earthenware, & c., used at table for eating from; a sheet of metal; an engraved flat piece of metal, or the engraving printed from it; articles for domestic use in gold or silver; a prize at a race, as the " Queen's plate"; a mining term for compact beds of shale which break up into thin plates.
  48. A flat, broad, plate- like structure or surface; a lamina, scale, disc, etc.