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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.
I ate everything on my plate.He ordered a plate of beans to go with his steak.
definition 2: objects made of gold, silver or other metals.
definition 3: a thin sheet of a hard material, either natural or man-made.
Bony plates cover the animal's body.The battleship has steel plates to protect it.
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.
definition 7: a tectonic plate, any of the several segments of Earth's crust and upper mantle that move in relation to one another causing such phenomena as continental drift and volcanic eruptions.
definition 8: a license plate.
After they stole the car, the thieves changed its plates.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: plates, plating, plated
definition 1: to cover (metal) with a thin layer of gold, silver, platinum, or the like, usu. by chemical methods.
definition 2: to place or arrange food on a plate before serving.
The chef demonstrated how to plate the salmon dish.
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derivation: platelike (adj.)
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