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Saucer vs. Plate

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Saucernoun

A small shallow dish to hold a cup and catch drips.

Platenoun

A flat dish from which food is served or eaten.

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

Saucernoun

An object round and gently curved (shaped like a saucer).

‘The saucer-shaped object could have been a UFO.’;

Platenoun

(uncountable) Such dishes collectively.

Saucernoun

(obsolete) A small pan or vessel in which sauce was set on a table.

Platenoun

The contents of such a dish.

‘I ate a plate of beans.’;

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Saucernoun

A flat, shallow caisson for raising sunken ships.

Platenoun

A course at a meal.

‘The meat plate was particularly tasty.’;

Saucernoun

A shallow socket for the pivot of a capstan.

Platenoun

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

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

Saucerverb

(transitive) To pour (tea, etc.) from the cup into the saucer in order to cool it before drinking.

Platenoun

A flat metallic object of uniform thickness.

‘A clutch usually has two plates.’;

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Saucernoun

A small pan or vessel in which sauce was set on a table.

Platenoun

A vehicle license plate.

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

Saucernoun

A small dish, commonly deeper than a plate, in which a cup is set at table.

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.’;

Saucernoun

Something resembling a saucer in shape.

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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Saucernoun

something with a round shape like a flat circular plate

Platenoun

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

‘The tea was served in the plate.’;

Saucernoun

a small shallow dish for holding a cup at the table

Platenoun

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

Saucernoun

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

Platenoun

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

‘We finished making the plates this morning.’;

Saucernoun

a disk used in throwing competitions

Platenoun

An image or copy.

Saucer

A saucer is a type of small dishware. While in the Middle Ages a saucer was used for serving condiments and sauces, currently the term is used to denote a small plate or shallow bowl that supports a cup – usually one used to serve coffee or tea.

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.

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.

Platenoun

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

Platenoun

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

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

Platenoun

(baseball) Home plate.

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

Platenoun

(geology) A tectonic plate.

Platenoun

(historical) Plate armour.

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

Platenoun

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

Platenoun

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

Platenoun

The anode of a vacuum tube.

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

Platenoun

(obsolete) A coin, usually a silver coin.

Platenoun

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

Platenoun

A prize given to the winner in a contest.

Platenoun

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

Platenoun

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

Platenoun

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

Platenoun

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

Platenoun

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

Platenoun

A very light steel horseshoe for racehorses.

Platenoun

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

Platenoun

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

Platenoun

(music) A record, usually vinyl.

Platenoun

Precious metal, especially silver.

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.’;

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.’;

Plateverb

(baseball) To score a run.

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

Plateverb

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

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

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.

Platenoun

Metallic armor composed of broad pieces.

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

Platenoun

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

Platenoun

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

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.

Platenoun

A piece of money, usually silver money.

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.

Platenoun

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

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.

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.

Platenoun

A roundel of silver or tinctured argent.

Platenoun

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

Platenoun

A prize giving to the winner in a contest.

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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