Plate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |pleɪt|  American pronunciation of the word plate
Brit.  |pleɪt|  British pronunciation of the word plate


- (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score (syn: home)
- a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic
- a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper)
- dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten
- the quantity contained in a plate (syn: plateful)
- a rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly
- the thin under portion of the forequarter

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- coat with a layer of metal


a plate of cheese and crackers

I ate a salad and a plate of spaghetti.

A shiny metal plate was screwed to the door.

He had a steel plate put in his shoulder after the accident.

You can find the serial number on a plate inside the door of the refrigerator.

A plate of polished iron or steel.

The knives and forks have been plated with silver.

When the guests arrived the meals were ready and plated.

The plates were piled high with rice.

He's eaten a whole plate of french fries.

The brass plate on the door said 'Dr Rackman'.

Did anyone see the car's license plate?

The shoes had metal plates attached to the heels.

This horse won the Galway Plate.

A new edition of the book has 55 colour plates.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: plate
he/she/it: plates
present participle: plating
past tense: plated
past participle: plated
singular: plate
plural: plates
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