Definition of plate:
(baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score; "he ruled that the runner failed to touch home"
a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic
a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper)
dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten
the quantity contained in a plate
a rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly
the thin under portion of the forequarter
a main course served on a plate; "a vegetable plate"; "the blue plate special"
any flat platelike body structure or part
the positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube
a flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded
structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage
a shallow receptacle for collection in church
a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth
coat with a layer of metal; "plate spoons with silver"