Meaning of PLATE in English

PLATE

n.

Function: transitive verb

Inflected Form: plat · ed ; plat · ing

Date: 14th century

1 : to cover or equip with plate: as a : to provide with armor plate b : to cover with an adherent layer mechanically, chemically, or electrically also : to deposit (as a layer) on a surface

2 : to make a printing surface from or for

3 : to fix or secure with a plate

4 : to cause (as a runner) to score in baseball

5 : to arrange (food) on a plate

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.