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Noun plate has 16 senses
  1. plate - a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic
    --1 is a kind of
    sheet, flat solid
    --1 has particulars:
     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
    Derived form: verb plate1
  2. home plate, home base, home, plate - (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"
    --2 is a kind of base, bag
  3. plate - a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper)
    --3 is a kind of
    --3 has particulars: fashion plate
  4. plate - dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten
    --4 is a kind of
    --4 has particulars:
     dessert plate; dinner plate; paper plate; salad plate, salad bowl; soup plate; steel plate
  5. plate, plateful - the quantity contained in a plate
    --5 is a kind of containerful
  6. plate, crustal plate - a rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly
    --6 is a kind of crust, Earth's crust
  7. plate - the thin under portion of the forequarter
    --7 is a kind of
    cut of beef
  8. plate - a main course served on a plate; "a vegetable plate"; "the blue plate special"
    --8 is a kind of
    entree, main course
  9. plate - any flat platelike body structure or part
    --9 is a kind of
    structure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structure
    --9 has particulars: operculum; comb; lamina
  10. plate - the positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube
    --10 is a kind of
    --10 is a part of
     tube, vacuum tube, thermionic vacuum tube, thermionic tube, electron tube, thermionic valve
  11. plate, photographic plate - a flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded
    --11 is a kind of sheet, flat solid
    --11 has particulars: quarter plate
  12. plate - structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage
    --12 is a kind of
    structural member
    --12 is a part of structure, construction
    --12 has particulars: wall plate
  13. plate, collection plate - a shallow receptacle for collection in church
    --13 is a kind of receptacle
  14. plate, scale, shell - a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
    --14 is a kind of shield
    --14 has particulars:
     armor plate, armour plate, armor plating, plate armor, plate armour; horseshoe, shoe; shell plating
  15. denture, dental plate, plate - a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth
    --15 is a kind of dental appliance
    --15 has particulars: bridge, bridgework; false teeth; partial denture
  16. catcher, plate - 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"
    --16 is a kind of position
    --16 is a member of baseball team
Verb plate has 1 sense
  1. plate - coat with a layer of metal; "plate spoons with silver"
    --1 is one way to
    coat, surface
    Derived forms: noun plate1, noun plater1, noun plating1, noun plating2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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