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English definition of “plate”

plate

noun (DISH)    /pleɪt/
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.Dishes, bowls, cups and glasses [C] (also plateful) an amount of food on a plate: Stephen ate three plates of spaghetti .Informal measurements of volumeMeasurements of volume
(Definition of plate noun (DISH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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