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plate (>Vietnamese)

n

1: a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic

2: (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]

3: a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper)

4: dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten

5: the quantity contained in a plate [syn: plateful]

6: a rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly [syn: crustal plate]

7: the thin under portion of the forequarter

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

9: any flat platelike body structure or part

10: the positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube

11: a flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded [syn: photographic plate]

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

13: a shallow receptacle for collection in church [syn: collection plate]

14: a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners) [syn: scale, shell]

15: a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth [syn: denture, dental plate]

16: 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"

Adjacent words: Platanthera leucophea | Platanus | Platanus acerifolia | Platanus occidentalis | Platanus orientalis | Platanus racemosa | Platanus wrightii | plate | plate armor | plate armour | plate glass | plate iron | plate rack | plate rail | plate tectonic theory | plate tectonics

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