What is plate?

  • (verb): Coat with a layer of metal.
    Example: "Plate spoons with silver"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on plate:

Tibetan Plateau - Geology and Geological History
... According to the modern theory of plate tectonics, their formation is a result of a continental collision or orogeny along the convergent boundary between the Indo-Au ... about 70 million years ago, when the north-moving Indo-Australian Plate, moving at about 15 cm per year, collided with the Eurasian Plate ... About 50 million years ago, this fast moving Indo-Australian plate had completely closed the Tethys Ocean, the existence of which has been determined ...
Plate - Other
... Plate (surname) Plate, Germany, a municipality in Parchim, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Plate (metal), rectangular metal stock that is more than 6 mm or 0.25 in thick To ...
Indian Plate
... The India Plate or Indian Plate is a tectonic plate that was originally a part of the ancient continent of Gondwana from which it split off, eventually becoming a major plate ... About 55 to 50 million years ago it fused with the adjacent Australian Plate ... is today part of the major Indo-Australian Plate, and includes most of South Asia – i.e ...
Caucasus Mountains - Geology
... Mountains formed largely as the result of a tectonic plate collision between the African plate moving northward with respect to the Eurasian plate ...
Iceland Hotspot - Theories of Causation
... volcanic track caused by the movement of the Pacific Plate over the Hawaiian hotspot, no such track can be seen at Iceland ... Grímsvötn volcano to Surtsey shows the movement of the Eurasian Plate and the line Grímsvötn volcano to Snæfellsnes volcanic belt shows the movement of the North ...

More definitions of "plate":

  • (noun): The position on a baseball team of the player who is stationed behind home plate and who catches the balls that the pitcher throws.
    Example: "He plays behind the plate"
    Synonyms: catcher
  • (noun): Any flat platelike body structure or part.
  • (noun): A dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth.
    Synonyms: denture, dental plate
  • (noun): The positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube.
  • (noun): A flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded.
    Synonyms: photographic plate
  • (noun): A rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly.
    Synonyms: crustal plate
  • (noun): A metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners).
    Synonyms: scale, shell
  • (noun): Dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten.
  • (noun): Structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage.
  • (noun): A main course served on a plate.
    Example: "A vegetable plate"; "the blue plate special"
  • (noun): (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score.
    Synonyms: home plate, home base, home
  • (noun): A shallow receptacle for collection in church.
    Synonyms: collection plate
  • (noun): The thin under portion of the forequarter.
  • (noun): A sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic.
  • (noun): A full-page illustration (usually on slick paper).
  • (noun): The quantity contained in a plate.
    Synonyms: plateful

Famous quotes containing the word plate:

    I sometimes have the sense that I live my life as a writer with my nose pressed against the wide, shiny plate glass window of the “mainstream” culture. The world seems full of straight, large-circulation, slick periodicals which wouldn’t think of reviewing my book and bookstores which will never order it.
    Jan Clausen (b. 1943)

    Our press is certainly bankrupt in the “thrill of awe”Motherwise reverence: reverence for nickel plate and brummagem. Let us sincerely hope that this fact will remain a fact forever; for to my mind a discriminating irreverence is the creator and protector of human liberty.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    Then he rang the bell and ordered a ham sandwich. When the maid placed the plate on the table, he deliberately looked away but as soon as the door had shut, he grabbed the sandwich with both hands, immediately soiled his fingers and chin with the hanging margin of fat and, grunting greedily, began to much.
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)