Meaning of PLATE in English


noun a piece of money, usually silver money.

2. plate ·noun a roundel of silver or tinctured argent.

3. plate ·noun metallic armor composed of broad pieces.

4. plate ·noun a prize giving to the winner in a contest.

5. plate ·vt to beat into thin, flat pieces, or laminae.

6. plate ·add. ·noun a very light steel racing horsehoe.

7. plate ·vt to adorn with plated metal; as, a plated harness.

8. plate ·vt to calender; as, to plate paper.

9. plate ·vt to cover or overlay with plates of metal; to arm with metal for defense.

10. plate ·noun a sheet of glass, porcelain, metal, ·etc., with a coating that is sensitive to light.

11. plate ·noun metallic ware which is plated, in distinction from that which is genuine silver or gold.

12. plate ·add. ·noun one of the thin parts of the bricket of an animal.

13. plate ·noun domestic vessels and utensils, as flagons, dishes, cups, ·etc., wrought in gold or silver.

14. plate ·noun a page of stereotype, electrotype, or the like, for printing from; as, publisher's plates.

15. plate ·add. ·noun skins for fur linings of garments, sewed together and roughly shaped, but not finally cut or fitted.

xvi. plate ·noun a small, shallow, and usually circular, vessel of metal or wood, or of earth glazed and baked, from which food is eaten at table.

xvii. plate ·add. ·noun loosely, a sporting contest for a prize; specif., in horse racing, a race for a prize, the contestants not making a stake.

xviii. plate ·vt to cover or overlay with gold, silver, or other metals, either by a mechanical process, as hammering, or by a chemical process, as electrotyping.

xix. plate ·add. ·noun 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.

xx. plate ·noun 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.

xxi. plate ·noun 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.

xxii. plate ·noun 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.

xxiii. plate ·add. ·noun 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.

xxiv. plate ·noun 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.

Webster English vocab.      Английский словарь Webster.