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replate

verb re·plate \ (ˌ)rē-ˈplāt \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of replate

replated; replating
: to plate (something) again: such as
a : to arrange (food) again on a different plate or dish
  • Entertaining doesn't mean cooking from scratch. You can buy prepared entrees at the grocery and replate them.
  • —Bryce Sanders
  • A scramble to replate the men's quail dish leads to a messy plate and cold food …
  • —Gwendolyn Richards
b : to cover (something, such as jewelry or hardware) again with a thin adherent layer of metal
  • replating antique silverware
  • "Every nut and bolt has to be refurbished. Taken out, replated, put back in. …"
  • —P. J. Smith
c : to change (something, such as a newspaper page) by altering or resetting its printing plate (see 1plate 4a)
  • … said, "Put that in—the editorial page," and strode out. … The editorial page was replated.
  • —John Bartlow Martin

First Known Use of replate

1796

in the meaning defined above

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replate

noun re·plate \ ˈrē-ˌplāt \

Definition of replate

plural replates
: a printing of an edition of a newspaper or periodical in which new material is inserted by an alteration or resetting of a plate (see 1plate 4a)
  • In old newspaper parlance, it's a replate, a replacement of the earlier printing plates with new ones containing later information. Current technology, however, doesn't require plates, ink, or delivery people.
  • —Donald R. Shanor

First Known Use of replate

1921

in the meaning defined above

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