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Definition of plate
- Plate n
- A sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic
- (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" [syn: {home plate}, {home base}, {home}]
- A full-page illustration (usually on slick paper)
- Dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten
- The quantity contained in a plate [syn: {plateful}]
- A rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly [syn: {crustal plate}]
- The thin under portion of the forequarter
- A main course served on a plate; "a vegetable plate"; "the blue plate special"
- Any flat platelike body structure or part
- The positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube
- A flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded [syn: {photographic plate}]
- Structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage
- A shallow receptacle for collection in church [syn: {collection plate}]
- A metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners) [syn: {scale}, {shell}]
- A dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth [syn: {denture}, {dental plate}]
- 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" [syn: {catcher}] v : coat with a layer of metal; "plate spoons with silver"
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