plat·​ing ˈplā-tiŋ How to pronounce plating (audio)
: the act or process of plating
: a coating of metal plates
: a thin coating of metal

Examples of plating in a Sentence

spoons covered in silver plating
Recent Examples on the Web Instead of gold or silver plating (where fading is inevitable), each piece is cast with a thin-film coat that’s essentially bonded to the surface to ensure long-lasting color. Shelby Hyde, Condé Nast Traveler, 13 May 2024 The plating was gorgeous and the dishes were vibrant with pops of green that felt at home with the restaurant’s decor. Rachel Bernhard, Journal Sentinel, 9 May 2024 Later, surveillance footage confirmed the cat escaped the container that held a plating solution containing the acidic carcinogen hexavalent chromium, per Japanese outlet Asahi Shimbun Digital. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 14 Mar. 2024 The unfortunate feline is missing after apparently falling into a tank of liquid containing hexavalent chromium at a metal plating factory, the city of Fukuyama in western Japan said Monday. Andee Capellan, NBC News, 13 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for plating 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of plating was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Plating.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


: the act or process of covering especially with metal plate
: a coating of metal plates or plate
armor plating
the plating wore off the spoons

Medical Definition


plat·​ing ˈplāt-iŋ How to pronounce plating (audio)
: the spreading of a sample of cells or microorganisms on a nutrient medium in a petri dish
: the immobilization of a fractured bone by securing a metal plate to it
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