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Dish vs. Plate

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Dishnoun

A vessel such as a plate for holding or serving food, often flat with a depressed region in the middle.

Platenoun

A flat dish from which food is served or eaten.

‘I filled my plate from the bountiful table.’;

Dishnoun

The contents of such a vessel.

‘a dish of stew’;

Platenoun

(uncountable) Such dishes collectively.

Dishnoun

(metonym) A specific type of prepared food.

‘a vegetable dish’; ‘this dish is filling and easily made’;

Platenoun

The contents of such a dish.

‘I ate a plate of beans.’;

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Dishnoun

(in the plural) Tableware (including cutlery, etc, as well as crockery) that is to be or is being washed after being used to prepare, serve and eat a meal.

‘It's your turn to wash the dishes.’;

Platenoun

A course at a meal.

‘The meat plate was particularly tasty.’;

Dishnoun

(telecommunication) A type of antenna with a similar shape to a plate or bowl.

‘satellite dish’; ‘radar dish’;

Platenoun

(figuratively) An agenda of tasks, problems, or responsibilities

‘With revenues down and transfer payments up, the legislature has a full plate.’;

Dishnoun

(slang) A sexually attractive person.

Platenoun

A flat metallic object of uniform thickness.

‘A clutch usually has two plates.’;

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Dishnoun

The state of being concave, like a dish, or the degree of such concavity.

‘the dish of a wheel’;

Platenoun

A vehicle license plate.

‘He stole a car and changed the plates as soon as he could.’;

Dishnoun

A hollow place, as in a field.

Platenoun

A layer of a material on the surface of something, usually qualified by the type of the material; plating

‘The bullets just bounced off the steel plate on its hull.’;

Dishnoun

(mining) A trough in which ore is measured.

Platenoun

A material covered with such a layer.

‘If you're not careful, someone will sell you silverware that's really only silver plate.’;

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Dishnoun

(mining) That portion of the produce of a mine which is paid to the land owner or proprietor.

Platenoun

(dated) A decorative or food service item coated with silver.

‘The tea was served in the plate.’;

Dishnoun

(slang) Gossip

Platenoun

(weightlifting) A weighted disk, usually of metal, with a hole in the center for use with a barbell, dumbbell, or exercise machine.

Dishverb

(transitive) To put in a dish or dishes; serve, usually food.

‘The restaurant dished up a delicious Italian brunch.’;

Platenoun

(printing) An engraved surface used to transfer an image to paper.

‘We finished making the plates this morning.’;

Dishverb

To gossip; to relay information about the personal situation of another.

Platenoun

An image or copy.

Dishverb

(transitive) To make concave, or depress in the middle, like a dish.

‘to dish a wheel by inclining the spokes’;

Platenoun

An illustration in a book, either black and white, or colour, usually on a page of paper of different quality from the text pages.

Dishverb

To frustrate; to beat; to outwit or defeat.

Platenoun

(dentistry) A shaped and fitted surface, usually ceramic or metal that fits into the mouth and in which teeth are implanted; a dental plate.

Dishnoun

A vessel, as a platter, a plate, a bowl, used for serving up food at the table.

‘She brought forth butter in a lordly dish.’;

Platenoun

(construction) A horizontal framing member at the top or bottom of a group of vertical studs.

Dishnoun

The food served in a dish; hence, any particular kind of food, especially prepared food; as, a cold dish; a warm dish; a delicious dish. "A dish fit for the gods."

‘Home-home dishes that drive one from home.’;

Platenoun

(Cockney rhyming slang) A foot, from "plates of meat".

‘Sit down and give your plates a rest.’;

Dishnoun

The state of being concave, or like a dish, or the degree of such concavity; as, the dish of a wheel.

Platenoun

(baseball) Home plate.

‘There was a close play at the plate.’;

Dishnoun

A hollow place, as in a field.

Platenoun

(geology) A tectonic plate.

Dishnoun

A trough about 28 inches long, 4 deep, and 6 wide, in which ore is measured.

Platenoun

(historical) Plate armour.

‘He was confronted by two knights in full plate.’;

Dishnoun

anything with a discoid and concave shape, like that of a dish.

Platenoun

(herpetology) Any of various larger scales found in some reptiles.

Dishnoun

an electronic device with a concave reflecting surface which focuses reflected radio waves to or from a point, used as a receiving or transmitting antenna; also called dish antenna. The dish is often shaped as a paraboloid so as to achieve a high sensitivity and enable reception of weak signals when used as a receiving antenna, or to focus transmitted signals into a narrow beam when used as a transmitting antenna.

Platenoun

A flat electrode such as can be found in an accumulator battery, or in an electrolysis tank.

Dishnoun

a very attractive woman or young lady, especaially one sexually attractive; - sometimes considered offensive and sexist; as, the departmental secretary is quite a dish.

Platenoun

The anode of a vacuum tube.

‘Regulating the oscillator plate voltage greatly improves the keying.’;

Dishnoun

a favorite activity, or an activity at which one excels.

Platenoun

(obsolete) A coin, usually a silver coin.

Dishnoun

the quantity that a dish will hold, or a dish filled with some material.

Platenoun

(heraldic charge) A roundel of silver or tinctured argent.

Dishverb

To put in a dish, ready for the table.

Platenoun

A prize given to the winner in a contest.

Dishverb

To make concave, or depress in the middle, like a dish; as, to dish a wheel by inclining the spokes.

Platenoun

(chemistry) Any flat piece of material such as coated glass or plastic.

Dishverb

To frustrate; to beat; to ruin.

Platenoun

A metallic card, used to imprint tickets with an airline's logo, name, and numeric code.

Dishverb

to talk about (a person) in a disparaging manner; to gossip about (a person); as, the secretaries spent their break time dishing the newest employee.

Platenoun

The ability of a travel agent to issue tickets on behalf of a particular airline.

Dishnoun

a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food;

‘we gave them a set of dishes for a wedding present’;

Platenoun

(Australia) A VIN plate, particularly with regard to the car's year of manufacture.

Dishnoun

a particular item of prepared food;

‘she prepared a special dish for dinner’;

Platenoun

One of the thin parts of the brisket of an animal.

Dishnoun

the quantity that a dish will hold;

‘they served me a dish of rice’;

Platenoun

A very light steel horseshoe for racehorses.

Dishnoun

a very attractive or seductive looking woman

Platenoun

(furriers' slang) Skins for fur linings of garments, sewn together and roughly shaped, but not finally cut or fitted.

Dishnoun

directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation

Platenoun

(hat-making) The fine nap (as of beaver, musquash, etc.) on a hat whose body is made from inferior material.

Dishnoun

an activity that you like or at which you are superior;

‘chemistry is not my cup of tea’; ‘his bag now is learning to play golf’; ‘marriage was scarcely his dish’;

Platenoun

(music) A record, usually vinyl.

Dishverb

provide (usually but not necessarily food);

‘We serve meals for the homeless’; ‘She dished out the soup at 8 P.M.’; ‘The entertainers served up a lively show’;

Platenoun

Precious metal, especially silver.

Dishverb

make concave; shape like a dish

Plateverb

To cover the surface material of an object with a thin coat of another material, usually a metal.

‘This ring is plated with a thin layer of gold.’;

Dishnoun

a shallow, flat-bottomed container for cooking or serving food

‘an ovenproof dish’;

Plateverb

To place the various elements of a meal on the diner's plate prior to serving.

‘After preparation, the chef will plate the dish.’;

Dishnoun

the food contained or served in a dish

‘a dish of sauté potatoes’;

Plateverb

(baseball) To score a run.

‘The single plated the runner from second base.’;

Dishnoun

a particular variety or preparation of food served as part of a meal

‘fresh fish dishes’;

Plateverb

To specify which airline a ticket will be issued on behalf of.

‘Tickets are normally plated on an itinerary's first international airline.’;

Dishnoun

all the items that have been used in the preparation, serving, and eating of a meal

‘I left the children to do the dishes’;

Platenoun

A flat, or nearly flat, piece of metal, the thickness of which is small in comparison with the other dimensions; a thick sheet of metal; as, a steel plate.

Dishnoun

a shallow, concave receptacle, especially one intended to hold a particular substance

‘the cats' water dish’;

Platenoun

Metallic armor composed of broad pieces.

‘Mangled . . . through plate and mail.’;

Dishnoun

a bowl-shaped radio aerial

‘other channels are available with a larger dish’;

Platenoun

Domestic vessels and utensils, as flagons, dishes, cups, etc., wrought in gold or silver.

Dishnoun

a sexually attractive person

‘I gather he's quite a dish’;

Platenoun

Metallic ware which is plated, in distinction from that which is silver or gold throughout.

Dishnoun

a thing that one enjoys or does well

‘as a public relations man this was my dish and the campaign was right up my street’;

Platenoun

A small, shallow, and usually circular, vessel of metal or wood, or of earth glazed and baked, from which food is eaten at table.

Dishnoun

information which is not generally known or available

‘if he has the real dish I wish he'd tell us’;

Platenoun

A piece of money, usually silver money.

Dishnoun

concavity of a spoked wheel resulting from a difference in spoke tension on each side and consequent sideways displacement of the rim in relation to the hub.

Platenoun

A piece of metal on which anything is engraved for the purpose of being printed; hence, an impression from the engraved metal; as, a book illustrated with plates; a fashion plate.

Dishverb

put food on to a plate or plates before a meal

‘Steve was dishing up vegetables’;

Platenoun

A page of stereotype, electrotype, or the like, for printing from; as, publisher's plates.

Dishverb

dispense something in a casual or indiscriminate way

‘the banks dished out loans to all and sundry’;

Platenoun

That part of an artificial set of teeth which fits to the mouth, and holds the teeth in place. It may be of gold, platinum, silver, rubber, celluloid, etc.

Dishverb

offer or present something, especially something regarded as substandard

‘is your ISP short-changing you by dishing up outdated and perhaps incorrect information?’;

Platenoun

A horizontal timber laid upon a wall, or upon corbels projecting from a wall, and supporting the ends of other timbers; also used specifically of the roof plate which supports the ends of the roof trusses or, in simple work, the feet of the rafters.

Dishverb

subject others to criticism or punishment

‘you can dish it out but you can't take it’;

Platenoun

A roundel of silver or tinctured argent.

Dishverb

gossip or share intimate information

‘groups gather to dish about romances’;

Platenoun

A sheet of glass, porcelain, metal, etc., with a coating that is sensitive to light.

Dishverb

utterly destroy or defeat

‘the election interview dished Labour's chances’;

Platenoun

A prize giving to the winner in a contest.

Dishverb

give concavity to (a wheel) by tensioning the spokes

‘this tool accurately checks for proper dishing of a wheel’;

Platenoun

A small five-sided area (enveloping a diamond-shaped area one foot square) beside which the batter stands and which must be touched by some part of a player on completing a run; - called also home base, or home plate.

Platenoun

One of the thin parts of the bricket of an animal.

Platenoun

A very light steel racing horsehoe.

Platenoun

Loosely, a sporting contest for a prize; specif., in horse racing, a race for a prize, the contestants not making a stake.

Platenoun

Skins for fur linings of garments, sewed together and roughly shaped, but not finally cut or fitted.

Platenoun

The fine nap (as of beaver, hare's wool, musquash, nutria, or English black wool) on a hat the body of which is of an inferior substance.

Platenoun

a quantity sufficient to fill a plate; a plateful; a dish containing that quantity; a plate of spaghetti.

Platenoun

the food and service supplied to a customer at a restaurant; as, the turkey dinner is $9 a plate; I'll have a plate of spaghetti.

Platenoun

a flat dish of glass or plastic with a fitted cover, used for culturing microorganisms in a laboratory.

Platenoun

the identification tag required to be displayed on the outside of a vehicle; same as license plate; - often used in the plural.

Platenoun

an agenda or schedule of tasks to be performed; I have a lot on my plate today.

Plateverb

To cover or overlay with gold, silver, or other metals, either by a mechanical process, as hammering, or by a chemical process, as electrotyping.

Plateverb

To cover or overlay with plates of metal; to arm with metal for defense.

‘Thus plated in habiliments of war.’;

Plateverb

To adorn with plated metal; as, a plated harness.

Plateverb

To beat into thin, flat pieces, or laminæ.

Plateverb

To calender; as, to plate paper.

Platenoun

a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic

Platenoun

(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’;

Platenoun

a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper)

Platenoun

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

Platenoun

the quantity contained in a plate

Platenoun

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

Platenoun

the thin under portion of the forequarter

Platenoun

a main course served on a plate;

‘a vegetable plate’; ‘the blue plate special’;

Platenoun

any flat platelike body structure or part

Platenoun

the positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube

Platenoun

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

Platenoun

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

Platenoun

a shallow receptacle for collection in church

Platenoun

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

Platenoun

a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth

Platenoun

the position on a baseball team of the player who is stationed behind home plate and who catches the balls that the pitcher throws;

‘a catcher needs a lot of protective equipment’; ‘he plays behind the plate’;

Plateverb

coat with a layer of metal;

‘plate spoons with silver’;

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