Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun plate

15 senses of plate

Sense 1
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")
       => base, bag -- (a place that the runner must touch before scoring; "he scrambled to get back to the bag")

Sense 2
plate -- (a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic)
       => sheet, flat solid -- (a flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width)

Sense 3
plate -- (a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper))
       => illustration -- (a visual representation (a picture or diagram) that is used make some subject more pleasing or easier to understand)

Sense 4
plate -- (dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten)
       => flatware -- (tableware that is relatively flat and fashioned as a single piece)

Sense 5
plate, plateful -- (the quantity contained in a plate)
       => containerful -- (the quantity that a container will hold)

Sense 6
plate, crustal plate -- (a rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly)
       => crust, Earth's crust -- (the outer layer of the Earth)

Sense 7
plate -- (the thin under portion of the forequarter)
       => cut of beef -- (cut of meat from beef cattle)

Sense 8
plate -- (a main course served on a plate; "a vegetable plate"; "the blue plate special")
       => entree, main course -- (the principal dish of a meal)

Sense 9
plate -- (any flat platelike body structure or part)
       => structure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structure -- (a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure")

Sense 10
plate -- (the positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube)
       => anode -- (a positively charged electrode by which electrons leave an electrical device)

Sense 11
plate, photographic plate -- (a flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded)
       => sheet, flat solid -- (a flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width)

Sense 12
plate -- (structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage)
       => structural member -- (support that is a constituent part of any structure or building)

Sense 13
plate, collection plate -- (a shallow receptacle for collection in church)
       => receptacle -- (a container that is used to put or keep things in)

Sense 14
plate, scale, shell -- (a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners))
       => shield -- (a protective covering or structure)

Sense 15
denture, dental plate, plate -- (a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth)
       => dental appliance -- (a device to repair teeth or replace missing teeth)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb plate

1 sense of plate

Sense 1
plate -- (coat with a layer of metal; "plate spoons with silver")
       => coat, surface -- (put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate")

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