Plate vs. Platter

Plate vs. Platter — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Plate and Platter

Platenoun

A smooth, flat, relatively thin, rigid body of uniform thickness.

Platternoun

A large shallow dish or plate, used especially for serving food.

Platenoun

A sheet of hammered, rolled, or cast metal.

Platternoun

A meal or course served on a platter.

Platenoun

A very thin applied or deposited coat of metal.

Platternoun

(Slang) A phonograph record.

Platenoun

A flat piece of metal forming part of a machine

a boiler plate.

Platternoun

A tray for serving foods.

Platenoun

A flat piece of metal on which something is engraved.

Platternoun

A main dish and side dishes served together on one plate.

Platenoun

A license plate

a car with Utah plates.

Platternoun

The part of a turntable on which a gramophone record rests when being played, commonly made of aluminum, but sometimes of high-impact plastic.

Platenoun

A thin piece of metal used for armor.

Platternoun

One who plats/plaits or braids.

Platenoun

Armor made of such pieces.

Platternoun

a large shallow dish used for serving food

Platenoun

A sheet of metal, plastic, rubber, paperboard, or other material prepared for use as a printing surface, such as an electrotype or a stereotype.

Platternoun

sound recording consisting of a disc with continuous grooves; formerly used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracked in the grooves

Platenoun

A print of a woodcut, lithograph, or other engraved material, especially when reproduced in a book.

Platenoun

A full-page book illustration, often in color and printed on paper different from that used for text pages.

Platenoun

(Photography) A light-sensitive sheet of glass or metal on which a photographic image can be recorded.

Platenoun

(Dentistry) A thin metallic or plastic support fitted to the gums to anchor artificial teeth.

Platenoun

(Architecture) In wood-frame construction, a horizontal member that bears a load, as of a roof or a wall.

Platenoun

(Baseball) Home plate.

Platenoun

A shallow dish in which food is served or from which it is eaten.

Platenoun

The contents of such a dish

ate a plate of spaghetti.

Platenoun

A whole course served on such a dish.

Platenoun

Service and food for one person at a meal

dinner at a set price per plate.

Platenoun

Household articles, such as hollowware, covered with a precious metal, such as silver or gold.

Platenoun

A dish passed among the members of a group or congregation for the collection of offerings.

Platenoun

A dish, cup, or other article of silver or gold offered as a prize.

Platenoun

A contest, especially a horserace, offering such a prize.

Platenoun

A thin cut of beef from underneath the ribs, including the diaphragm muscle.

Platenoun

A thin flat layer or scale, as that of a fish.

Platenoun

A platelike part, organ, or structure, such as that covering some reptiles.

Platenoun

An electrode, as in a storage battery or capacitor.

Platenoun

The anode in an electron tube.

Platenoun

(Geology) See tectonic plate.

Platenoun

(Informal) A schedule of matters to be dealt with

had a lot on my plate at work after vacation.

Plateverb

To coat or cover with a thin layer of metal.

Plateverb

To cover with armor plate

plate a warship.

Plateverb

(Printing) To make a stereotype or electrotype from.

Plateverb

To give a glossy finish to (paper) by pressing between metal sheets or rollers.

Plateverb

To arrange (food) on a plate, as for serving

"a choice of starters, entrées, and desserts plated just as they will appear when ordered" (John Edward Young).

Plateverb

(Baseball) To cause (a run) to be scored or (a runner) to cross home plate, as by a hit.

Platenoun

A flat dish from which food is served or eaten.

I filled my plate from the bountiful table.

Platenoun

(uncountable) Such dishes collectively.

Platenoun

The contents of such a dish.

I ate a plate of beans.

Platenoun

A course at a meal.

The meat plate was particularly tasty.

Platenoun

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

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

Platenoun

A flat metallic object of uniform thickness.

A clutch usually has two plates.

Platenoun

A vehicle license plate.

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

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.

Platenoun

A material covered with such a layer.

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

Platenoun

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

The tea was served in the plate.

Platenoun

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

Platenoun

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

We finished making the plates this morning.

Platenoun

An image or copy.

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 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 platethe 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 equipmenthe plays behind the plate

Plateverb

coat with a layer of metal;

plate spoons with silver