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plate

noun uk   /pleɪt/ us  

plate noun (DISH)

A1 [C] a flat, usually round dish with a slightly raised edge that you eat from or serve food from: paper/plastic/china plates a dinner/salad plate clean/dirty plates There's still lots of food on your plate. [C] ( also plateful) an amount of food on a plate: Stephen ate three plates of spaghetti.
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plate noun (FLAT PIECE)

[C] a flat piece of something that is hard and does not bend: Thick bony plates protected the dinosaur against attack. The ship's deck is composed of steel plates. [C] specialized publishing a flat piece of metal with words and/or pictures on it that can be printed
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plate noun (PICTURE)

[C] specialized publishing a picture, especially in colour, in a book: The three birds differ in small features (see Plate 4).

plate noun (IN BASEBALL)

the plate [S] US informal for home plate

plate noun (THIN LAYER)

[U] ordinary metal with a layer of another metal on top: The knives and forks are silver plate. [U] objects, especially plates, dishes, and cups, completely made of a valuable metal such as gold or silver: The thieves got away with a large quantity of church plate.

plate

verb [T] uk   /pleɪt/ us  
to cover a metal object with a thin layer of another metal, especially gold or silver: We normally plate the car handles with nickel and then chrome.
-plated
suffix uk   /-pleɪ.tɪd/ us    /-t̬ɪd/
Gold-plated earrings are much cheaper than solid gold ones.
plating
noun [U] uk   /ˈpleɪ.tɪŋ/ us    /-t̬ɪŋ/
gold/silver plating
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Translations of “plate”
in Korean 접시…
in Arabic صَحْن…
in French assiette, plaque, argenterie…
in Turkish tabak, sahan, tabaka…
in Italian piatto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 盤, 盤子,碟子, 一碟…
in Russian тарелка, пластина, лист (металла…
in Polish talerz, płyta, proteza…
in Spanish plato, placa, vajilla…
in Portuguese prato…
in German die Platte, das Geschirr, das Schild…
in Catalan plat pla…
in Japanese 皿, 平皿…
in Chinese (Simplified) 盘, 盘子,碟子, 一盘…
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