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plate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word plate

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(noun) (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score
Synonyms : home , home base , home plate
Example Sentence
  • he ruled that the runner failed to touch home

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(noun) a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic
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(noun) a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper)
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(noun) dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten
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(noun) the quantity contained in a plate
Synonyms : plateful

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(noun) a rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly
Synonyms : crustal plate

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(noun) the thin under portion of the forequarter
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(noun) a main course served on a plate
Example Sentence
  • a vegetable plate
  • the blue plate special

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(noun) any flat platelike body structure or part
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(noun) the positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube
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(noun) a flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded
Synonyms : photographic plate

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(noun) structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage
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(noun) a shallow receptacle for collection in church
Synonyms : collection plate

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(noun) a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
Synonyms : scale , shell

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(noun) a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth
Synonyms : dental plate , denture

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(verb) coat with a layer of metal
Example Sentence
  • plate spoons with silver

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