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  Definition of plate
  1. 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"
  2. a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth
  3. (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"
  4. dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten
  5. a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
  6. a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic
  7. a shallow receptacle for collection in church
  8. structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage
  9. a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper)
  10. a flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded
  11. the positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube
  12. any flat platelike body structure or part
  13. a main course served on a plate; "a vegetable plate"; "the blue plate special"
  14. the thin under portion of the forequarter
  15. a rigid layer of the Earth''s crust that is believed to drift slowly
  16. the quantity contained in a plate
  17. coat with a layer of metal; "plate spoons with silver"
Similar Words: catcher, denture, dental plate, home plate, home base, home, scale, shell, collection plate, photographic plate, crustal plate, plateful

 

Hyponyms: bridge, bridgework, false teeth, partial denture, dessert plate, dinner plate, paper plate, salad plate, salad bowl, soup plate, steel plate, armor plate, armour plate, armor plating, plate armor, plate armour, horseshoe, shoe, shell plating, baffle, baffle board, cylinder head, damper, disk, disc, engraving, escutcheon, fin keel, fishplate, gusset, gusset plate, lamella, license plate, numberplate, L-plate, nameplate, plate iron, platen, pleximeter, plessimeter, tap, wall plate, fashion plate, quarter plate, operculum, comb, lamina, tin, silver, nickel, electroplate, chrome, chromium-plate, goldplate, gold-plate, gold plate, silverplate, silver-plate

 

Part Meronyms: structure, construction, tube, vacuum tube, thermionic vacuum tube, thermionic tube, electron tube, thermionic valve

 

Member Meronyms: baseball team

 

Derivational Morphology: catch, grab, take hold of, plater, plating, metal plating

 

Anagrams: pleat, tepal, petal

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: pjatë   Catalan: plat  
Chinese: 盘子   Croatian: tanjir  
Danish: tallerken   Dutch: bord  
Esperanto: telero   Finnish: lautanen  
French: assiette   German: Teller  
Greek: πινάκι   Hungarian: tányér  
Italian: piatto   Japanese:  
Korean: 접시   Kurdish: قاپ  
Latin: catillus   Polish: talerz  
Portuguese: prato   Romanian: farfurie  
Russian: тарелка   Serbian: tanjir  
Spanish: plato   Swahili: sahani  
Swedish: fat  
 
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