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plate

plate

 
 
pronunciation:
pleIt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a flat, round dish from which food is served or eaten, or the food on such a dish.
 
definition 2: objects made of gold, silver or other metals.
definition 3: a thin sheet of metal.
similar words:
lamina, leaf, sheet
definition 4: an illustration or engraving in a book, often full-page and in color.
definition 5: a flat piece of metal or other material that is engraved and used to make printed impressions, or the impression or picture made from this.
definition 6: a support for artificial teeth; denture.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: plated, plates, plating
definition: to cover (metal) with a thin layer of gold, silver, platinum, or the like, usu. by chemical methods.
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derivation: platelike (adj.)
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