Meaning of “plate” - Learner’s Dictionary

plate

noun uk us /pleɪt/
FOOD [ C ]

A1 a flat, round object that is used for putting food on:

a dinner plate
a plate of biscuits
METAL/GLASS [ C ]

a flat piece of metal or glass:

I had a metal plate put in my knee after the accident.
gold/silver plate

metal with a thin layer of gold or silver on top

PICTURE [ C ]

a picture in a book

→ See also license plate , L-plate , number plate

(Definition of “plate” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)