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    plate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word plate

    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic Definition
    (noun) a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper) Definition
    (noun) dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten Definition
    (noun) the quantity contained in a plate
    Synonyms : plateful
    Definition
    (noun) a rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly
    Synonyms : crustal plate
    Definition
    (noun) the thin under portion of the forequarter Definition
    (noun) a main course served on a plate
    Example Sentence
    • a vegetable plate
    • the blue plate special
    Definition
    (noun) any flat platelike body structure or part Definition
    (noun) the positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube Definition
    (noun) a flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded
    Synonyms : photographic plate
    Definition
    (noun) structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage Definition
    (noun) a shallow receptacle for collection in church
    Synonyms : collection plate
    Definition
    (noun) a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
    Synonyms : scale , shell
    Definition
    (noun) a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth
    Synonyms : dental plate , denture
    Definition
    (verb) coat with a layer of metal
    Example Sentence
    • plate spoons with silver
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