Dictionary Results for plates


1. plate - noun

· (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"

Synonym(s): home_plate, home_base, home

Hypernym(s): base, bag




2. plate - noun

· a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic

Hypernym(s): sheet, flat_solid




3. plate - noun

· a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper)

Hypernym(s): illustration




4. plate - noun

· dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten

Hypernym(s): flatware




5. plate - noun

· the quantity contained in a plate

Synonym(s): plateful

Hypernym(s): containerful




6. plate - noun

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

Synonym(s): crustal_plate

Hypernym(s): crust, Earth%27s_crust




7. plate - noun

· the thin under portion of the forequarter

Hypernym(s): cut_of_beef




8. plate - noun

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

Hypernym(s): entree, main_course




9. plate - noun

· any flat platelike body structure or part

Hypernym(s): structure, anatomical_structure, complex_body_part, bodily_structure, body_structure




10. plate - noun

· the positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube

Hypernym(s): anode




11. plate - noun

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

Synonym(s): photographic_plate

Hypernym(s): sheet, flat_solid




12. plate - noun

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

Hypernym(s): structural_member




13. plate - noun

· a shallow receptacle for collection in church

Synonym(s): collection_plate

Hypernym(s): receptacle




14. plate - noun

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

Synonym(s): scale, shell

Hypernym(s): shield




15. plate - noun

· a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth

Synonym(s): denture, dental_plate

Hypernym(s): dental_appliance




16. plate - verb

· coat with a layer of metal; "plate spoons with silver"

Hypernym(s): coat, surface




17. plat - verb

· make a plat of; "Plat the town"

Synonym(s): plot

Hypernym(s): map





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