Synonyms of plate


1. home plate, home base, home, plate, base, bag

usage: (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"

2. plate, sheet, flat solid

usage: a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic

3. plate, illustration

usage: a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper)

4. plate, flatware

usage: dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten

5. plate, plateful, containerful

usage: the quantity contained in a plate

6. plate, crustal plate, crust, Earth's crust

usage: a rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly

7. plate, cut of beef

usage: the thin under portion of the forequarter

8. plate, entree, main course

usage: a main course served on a plate; "a vegetable plate"; "the blue plate special"

9. plate, structure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structure

usage: any flat platelike body structure or part

10. plate, anode

usage: the positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube

11. plate, photographic plate, sheet, flat solid

usage: a flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded

12. plate, structural member

usage: structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage

13. plate, collection plate, receptacle

usage: a shallow receptacle for collection in church

14. plate, scale, shell, shield

usage: a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)

15. denture, dental plate, plate, dental appliance

usage: a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth


1. plate, coat, surface

usage: coat with a layer of metal; "plate spoons with silver"

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Definition and meaning of plate (Dictionary)