1. [ noun ] (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score
Synonyms: home home_plate home_base

"he ruled that the runner failed to touch home"

Related terms: base baseball
2. [ noun ] a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic
Related terms: sheet disk slide fishplate engraving cylinder_head L-plate gusset lamella license_plate nameplate escutcheon plate_iron platen fin_keel damper plessimeter tap baffle
3. [ noun ] (food) dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten
Related terms: dish flatware paper_plate salad_plate dinner_plate steel_plate soup_plate dessert_plate
4. [ noun ] a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper)
Related terms: illustration fashion_plate
5. [ noun ] the quantity contained in a plate
Synonyms: plateful
Related terms: containerful
6. [ noun ] (physics,electronics,electricity) the positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube
Related terms: anode tube
7. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 23490
8. [ noun ] (photography) a flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded
Synonyms: photographic_plate
Related terms: sheet quarter_plate
9. [ noun ] (food) a main course served on a plate

: "a vegetable plate" "the blue plate special"

Related terms: entree
10. [ noun ] (zoology) any flat platelike body structure or part
Related terms: structure comb lamina operculum
11. [ noun ] a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
Synonyms: shell scale
Related terms: shield horseshoe shell_plating armor_plate
12. [ noun ] (geology) a rigid layer of the lithosphere that is believed to drift slowly
Synonyms: crustal_plate
Related terms: crust lithosphere
13. [ noun ] (chemistry,food) the thin under portion of the forequarter
Related terms: cut_of_beef
14. [ verb ] coat with a layer of metal

"plate spoons with silver"

Related terms: coat tin silverplate nickel chrome goldplate silver tin electroplate plating
15. [ noun ] structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage
Related terms: structural_member wall_plate structure
16. [ noun ] (dentistry) a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth
Synonyms: denture dental_plate
Related terms: dental_appliance partial_denture false_teeth bridge
17. [ noun ] a shallow receptacle for collection in church
Synonyms: collection_plate
Related terms: receptacle
18. [ noun ] (baseball,sport) the position on a baseball team of the player who is stationed behind home plate and who catches the balls that the pitcher throws
Synonyms: catcher

"a catcher needs a lot of protective equipment" "he plays behind the plate"

Related terms: position baseball_team
Similar spelling:   Platte