Definitions of plate

The word plate uses 5 letters:aelpt.

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n. - A small five-sided area (enveloping a diamond-shaped area one foot square) beside which the batter stands and which must be touched by some part of a player on completing a run; -- called also home base, or home plate. 2

n. - One of the thin parts of the bricket of an animal. 2

n. - A very light steel racing horsehoe. 2

n. - Loosely, a sporting contest for a prize; specif., in horse racing, a race for a prize, the contestants not making a stake. 2

n. - Skins for fur linings of garments, sewed together and roughly shaped, but not finally cut or fitted. 2

n. - The fine nap (as of beaver, hare's wool, musquash, nutria, or English black wool) on a hat the body of which is of an inferior substance. 2

n. - A flat, or nearly flat, piece of metal, the thickness of which is small in comparison with the other dimensions; a thick sheet of metal; as, a steel plate. 2

n. - Metallic armor composed of broad pieces. 2

n. - Domestic vessels and utensils, as flagons, dishes, cups, etc., wrought in gold or silver. 2

n. - Metallic ware which is plated, in distinction from that which is genuine silver or gold. 2

n. - A small, shallow, and usually circular, vessel of metal or wood, or of earth glazed and baked, from which food is eaten at table. 2

n. - A piece of money, usually silver money. 2

n. - A piece of metal on which anything is engraved for the purpose of being printed; hence, an impression from the engraved metal; as, a book illustrated with plates; a fashion plate. 2

n. - A page of stereotype, electrotype, or the like, for printing from; as, publisher's plates. 2

n. - That part of an artificial set of teeth which fits to the mouth, and holds the teeth in place. It may be of gold, platinum, silver, rubber, celluloid, etc. 2

n. - A horizontal timber laid upon a wall, or upon corbels projecting from a wall, and supporting the ends of other timbers; also used specifically of the roof plate which supports the ends of the roof trusses or, in simple work, the feet of the rafters. 2

n. - A roundel of silver or tinctured argent. 2

n. - A sheet of glass, porcelain, metal, etc., with a coating that is sensitive to light. 2

n. - A prize giving to the winner in a contest. 2

v. t. - To cover or overlay with gold, silver, or other metals, either by a mechanical process, as hammering, or by a chemical process, as electrotyping. 2

v. t. - To cover or overlay with plates of metal; to arm with metal for defense. 2

v. t. - To adorn with plated metal; as, a plated harness. 2

v. t. - To beat into thin, flat pieces, or laminae. 2

v. t. - To calender; as, to plate paper. 2

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