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Plate Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    plate n
  1. a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic
  2. (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score; "he ruled that the runner failed to touch home" [syn: home plate, home base, home]
  3. a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper)
  4. dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten
  5. the quantity contained in a plate [syn: plateful]
  6. a rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly [syn: crustal plate]
  7. the thin under portion of the forequarter
  8. a main course served on a plate; "a vegetable plate"; "the blue plate special"
  9. any flat platelike body structure or part
  10. the positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube 1
  11. a flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded [syn: photographic plate] 1
  12. structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage 1
  13. a shallow receptacle for collection in church [syn: collection plate}] 1
  14. a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners) [syn: scale, shell] 1
  15. a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth [syn: denture, dental plate] 1
  16. the position on a baseball team of the player who is stationed behind home plate and who catches the balls that the pitcher throws; "a catcher needs a lot of protective equipment"; "he plays behind the plate" [syn: catcher] v : coat with a layer of metal; "plate spoons with silver"
Plate Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Plasmon butter \Plasmon butter\, and resembles clotted cream in appearance. Plate \Plate\, n.
  1. (Baseball) 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.
  2. One of the thin parts of the bricket of an animal.
  3. A very light steel racing horsehoe.
  4. Loosely, a sporting contest for a prize; specif., in horse racing, a race for a prize, the contestants not making a stake.
  5. Skins for fur linings of garments, sewed together and roughly shaped, but not finally cut or fitted. [Furrier's Cant]
  6. (Hat Making) The fine nap (as of beaver, hare's wool,
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Plate'


  • Plate: Plate may refer to: Plate (dishware), a broad, mainly flat vessel on which food is served. Silver (household) or the plate, dishware and ...
  • Plate tectonics: Plate tectonics (from the Late Latin tectonicus, from the. τεκτονικός. "pertaining to building. Little | Fowler | Coulson | 1990 Little | ...
  • Vehicle registration plate: A vehicle registration plate is a metal or plastic plate attached to a motor vehicle or trailer for official identification purposes. ...
  • Plate armour: Plate armour, plate armor or plate mail is personal armour made from large metal plates, worn on the chest and sometimes the entire body ...
  • Photographic plate: Photographic plates preceded photographic film as a means of photography. sensitive emulsion of silver salts was applied to a glass plate. ...
  • Plate (dishware): A plate is a type of dishware , a broad, concave, but mainly flat vessel on which food is served. They can also be used for ceremonial or ...

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* Reverend Brown Girl, you look so good, someone ought to put you on a plate and sop you up with a biscuit. - Coming to America

* Just take the ball and throw it where you want to. Throw strikes. Home plate don't move. - Satchel Paige

* A well-known scientist (some say it was Bertrand Russell) once gave a public lecture on astronomy. He described how the earth orbits around the sun and how the sun, in turn, orbits around the center of a vast collection of stars called our galaxy. At the end of the lecture a little old lady at the back of the room got up and said 'What you have told us is rubbish. The world is really a flat plate supported on the back of a giant tortoise.' The scientist gave a superior smile before replying, 'What is the turtle standing on' 'You're very clever, young man, very clever,' said the little old lady. 'But it's turtles all the way down.' - Stephen William Hawking


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