Definition of plate
- a dinner at $10 a plate
- have a lot on my plate now
platelikeplay \ˈplāt-ˌlīk\ adjective
- goals were handed to them on a plate
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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: a flat and usually round dish that is used for eating or serving food
: the food that is served on a plate
: a thin, flat piece of metal
: to add a layer of metal to the outside of (something)
baseball : to cause (a run or a runner) to score
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