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Plate 1Definition: A flat, or nearly flat, piece of metal, the thickness of which is small in comparison with the other
dimensions; a thick sheet of metal; as, a steel plate.
Plate 2Definition: Metallic armor composed of broad
Plate 3Definition: Domestic
flagons, dishes, cups, etc., wrought in gold or silver.
Plate 4Definition: Metallic ware which is plated, in distinction from that which is genuine silver or gold.
Plate 5Definition: A small, shallow, and
usually circular, vessel of metal or wood, or of earth
glazed and baked, from which food is eaten at table.
Plate 6Definition: A piece of money,
usually silver money.
Plate 7Definition: A piece of metal on which anything is engraved for the purpose of being printed; hence, an impression from the engraved metal; as, a book illustrated with
plates; a fashion plate.
Plate 8Definition: That part of an artificial set of teeth which
fits to the mouth, and
holds the teeth in place. It may be of gold, platinum, silver, rubber, celluloid,
Plate 9Definition: A horizontal timber laid upon a wall, or upon
corbels projecting from a wall, and supporting the
ends of other
timbers; also used specifically of the roof plate which
ends of the roof
trusses or, in simple work, the feet of the
Plate 10Definition: A roundel of silver or tinctured argent.
Plate 11Definition: A sheet of glass, porcelain, metal,
etc., with a coating that is sensitive to light.
Plate 12Definition: A prize giving to the winner in a contest.
Plate 13Definition: To cover or overlay with gold, silver, or other
metals, either by a mechanical process, as hammering, or by a chemical process, as electrotyping.
Plate 14Definition: To cover or overlay with
plates of metal; to arm with metal for defense.
Plate 15Definition: To adorn with plated metal; as, a plated harness.
Plate 16Definition: To beat into thin, flat
pieces, or laminae.
Plate 17Definition: To calender; as, to plate paper.
plate 18Definition: the position on a baseball team of the player who is stationed behind home plate and who
balls that the pitcher
throws; "a catcher needs a lot of protective equipment"; "he
plays behind the plate"
plate 19Definition: a dental appliance that artificially
replaces missing teeth
plate 20Definition: (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score; "he ruled that the runner failed to touch home"
plate 21Definition: dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten
plate 22Definition: a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the
plate 23Definition: a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic
plate 24Definition: a shallow receptacle for collection in church
plate 25Definition: structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that
provides bearing and anchorage
plate 26Definition: a
full-page illustration (usually on slick paper)
plate 27Definition: a flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded
plate 28Definition: the positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube
plate 29Definition: any flat platelike body structure or part
plate 30Definition: a main course served on a plate; "a vegetable plate"; "the blue plate special"
plate 31Definition: the thin under portion of the forequarter
plate 32Definition: a rigid layer of the
Earth''s crust that is believed to drift slowly
plate 33Definition: the quantity contained in a plate
plate 34Definition: coat with a layer of metal; "plate
spoons with silver"