a plate of cheese and crackers
I ate a salad and a plate of spaghetti.
A shiny metal plate was screwed to the door.
He had a steel plate put in his shoulder after the accident.
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At the Lazy House in Nagoya, the dining experience is turned on its head, with a cranky and petulant staff dishing out insults while tossing dinner plates.—David Morgan, CBS News, 1 Dec. 2023 Shake off the excess starch and transfer the battered chicken to a clean plate.—Clarissa Wei, Saveur, 30 Nov. 2023 The tabletops are Formica, the windows are draped in lace and the time is always breakfast, whatever’s on the plate.—Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, 29 Nov. 2023 Form and par-bake the crust: Fit, form, and crimp the pie dough into a 9-inch pie plate.—Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 28 Nov. 2023 The straightener’s smart heat sensor adapts to your hair type so there’s overall less hair spillage on the sides of the plates and no flyaway hairs.—Andrea Navarro, Glamour, 27 Nov. 2023 How To Teach Black History Through African American Cuisine
Let kids get in on child-safe activities—far away from knives and the stove —by mixing or kneading ingredients, placing items on baking sheets or plates, and even growing some of the herbs and seasonings needed for the dish.—Nafeesah Allen, Parents, 27 Nov. 2023 For instance, one submission depicts a plate of hotdish in the middle of the state seal.—Teresa Nowakowski, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Nov. 2023 SpaceX’s new system involves flooding 358,000 gallons of water from ground tanks into steel plates and releasing them through holes in the plating, as the Fish and Wildlife assessment describes it.—WIRED, 18 Nov. 2023
Handcrafted in Germany and France and decorated with crystals and jewelry or plated with gold or silver, the containers themselves are works for art, enhancements to the decor of any room.—Robb Report Studio, Robb Report, 30 Nov. 2023 Bursting with vibrant colors and flavors, each element is meticulously plated, with the end result akin to a work of art.—Claudia De Brito, Condé Nast Traveler, 23 Nov. 2023 The green Millenia Stud Earrings from Swarovski are octagon cut and gold-tone plated for a truly eye-catching look that can be dressed up or down.—Enjanae' Taylor, Southern Living, 21 Nov. 2023 This oval locket promises to stay looking lovely over the years, as the brand notes it’s plated with a thicker layer of 18-karat solid gold on sterling silver.—Sarah Grossbart, wsj.com, 9 Nov. 2023 After Santander’s clutch hit, the Orioles repeated their eighth-inning output from Monday’s win, plating five runs in the frame while bringing nine batters to the plate.—Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 29 Aug. 2023 When at room temperature, toss the potatoes with the Radish Compound Butter and chives.
To serve, plate the potatoes on a serving dish with the Vinegar Whipped Cream in a bowl on the side.—Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Nov. 2023 Adding a touch of luxe, the watch is gold plated with a sleek rectangular case that’s got a smooth, elegant curve making a fashion statement.—Claire Rutter, Rolling Stone, 19 Oct. 2023 Ryan Braun's three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth broke a 1-1 tie against Clay Hensley and plated the runs that would officially clinch the organization's first division crown since 1982, with the Cardinals losing on the same night to seal the deal.—Jr Radcliffe, Journal Sentinel, 6 Sep. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French, from plate, feminine of plat flat, from Vulgar Latin *plattus, probably from Greek platys broad, flat — more at place