Meaning of “plate” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /pleɪt/
Extra Examples
I had a plate of sandwiches, washed down with a glass of cool beer.I could whip up a plate of spaghetti if you like.He heaped more food onto his plate.She passed a plate of biscuits around.The waitress took our plates away.
FOOD [ C ]

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

a dinner plate
a plate of biscuits

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


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)