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Plate 1

Definition: 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 2

Definition: Metallic armor composed of broad pieces.

Plate 3

Definition: Domestic vessels and utensils, as flagons, dishes, cups, etc., wrought in gold or silver.

Plate 4

Definition: Metallic ware which is plated, in distinction from that which is genuine silver or gold.

Plate 5

Definition: 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 6

Definition: A piece of money, usually silver money.

Plate 7

Definition: 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 8

Definition: 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, etc.

Plate 9

Definition: 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 supports the ends of the roof trusses or, in simple work, the feet of the rafters.

Plate 10

Definition: A roundel of silver or tinctured argent.

Plate 11

Definition: A sheet of glass, porcelain, metal, etc., with a coating that is sensitive to light.

Plate 12

Definition: A prize giving to the winner in a contest.

Plate 13

Definition: 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 14

Definition: To cover or overlay with plates of metal; to arm with metal for defense.

Plate 15

Definition: To adorn with plated metal; as, a plated harness.

Plate 16

Definition: To beat into thin, flat pieces, or laminae.

Plate 17

Definition: To calender; as, to plate paper.

plate 18

Definition: the position on a baseball team of the player who is stationed behind home plate and who catches the balls that the pitcher throws; "a catcher needs a lot of protective equipment"; "he plays behind the plate"

plate 19

Definition: a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth

plate 20

Definition: (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 21

Definition: dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten

plate 22

Definition: a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)

plate 23

Definition: a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic

plate 24

Definition: a shallow receptacle for collection in church

plate 25

Definition: structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage

plate 26

Definition: a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper)

plate 27

Definition: a flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded

plate 28

Definition: the positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube

plate 29

Definition: any flat platelike body structure or part

plate 30

Definition: a main course served on a plate; "a vegetable plate"; "the blue plate special"

plate 31

Definition: the thin under portion of the forequarter

plate 32

Definition: a rigid layer of the Earth''s crust that is believed to drift slowly

plate 33

Definition: the quantity contained in a plate

plate 34

Definition: coat with a layer of metal; "plate spoons with silver"


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