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/ pleIt; plet/ n 1 [C] (a) (often in compounds ) shallow (usu round) dish made usu of earthenware or china, from which food is served or eaten ; : a `dinner, `meat, `soup, etc plate * paper/plastic `plates, eg at a picnic []. =>illus . (b) contents of this : a plate of soup, stew, etc . (c) similar dish, usu made of metal or wood, used to collect money from the congregation in church , : pass round the plate * put £5 in the plate 5. 2 [U] (a) spoons, forks, dishes, bowls, etc made of gold or silver, esp for use at meals : a fine piece of plate, ie one of these articles . (b) dishes, bowls, chalices, etc made of gold or silver for use in church : The plate is kept in a locked cupboard. . 3 [U] (often in compounds ) metal other than silver or gold that has been covered with a thin coating of silver or gold : electroplate, ie object(s) coated with a thin layer of metal * gold/silver plate [] * I thought the teapot was silver, but it's only plate. , . 4 [C] (a) thin flat sheet of metal, glass, etc : steel plates, eg used in shipbuilding . (b) (biology ) thin flat piece of horn, bone, etc , : The armadillo has a protective shell of bony plates. . 5 [C] (geology ) any of the large rigid sheets of rock that make up the earth's surface ; : [attrib ] plate tectonics, ie study of the structure and formation of the earth's surface through the movements of its plates . 6 [C] oblong piece of metal with sth stamped or engraved on it : a brass `plate, eg on the door of a doctor, solicitor, etc with his name on it * a `licence-/`number-plate, eg on a car []. 7 [C] (a) sheet of metal, plastic, rubber, etc treated so that words or pictures can be printed from it , . (b) (esp photographic) book illustration, esp one that is printed separately from the rest of the text , : `colour plate . 8 [C, U] (in photography) sheet of (esp) glass coated with a film sensitive to light , : `whole-/`half-/`quarter-plate, ie the usual sizes [/]. 9 (also `dental plate, denture) [C] thin piece of plastic material moulded to the shape of the gums or roof of the mouth for holding artificial teeth . 10 [C] (a) silver or gold cup as a prize for a horse-race , . (b) the race itself . 11 [C] (in baseball) home base of the batting side . 12 (idm ) hand/give sb sth on a `plate (infml ) give sb sth or allow sb to obtain sth without any effort on his part ; : You can't expect promotion to be handed to you on a plate. . on one's `plate to occupy one's time or energy : have enough/a lot/too much on one's plate [/] * I can't help you at the moment -- I've far too much on my plate already. --.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:05
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plate
/ pleIt; plet/ v 1 [Tn, Tn.pr esp passive ] ~ sth (with sth) cover (another metal) with a thin layer esp of gold or silver : a copper tray plated with silver * gold-plated dishes * silver-plated spoons . 2 [Tn] cover (esp a ship) with metal plates .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:05
plate
/ pleIt; plet/ v 1 [Tn, Tn.pr esp passive ] ~ sth (with sth) cover (another metal) with a thin layer esp of gold or silver : a copper tray plated with silver * gold-plated dishes * silver-plated spoons . 2 [Tn] cover (esp a ship) with metal plates .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:05

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