US: /ˈpɫeɪt/
UK: /plˈe‍ɪt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

plate /pleit/
  • danh từ
    • bản, tấm phiếu, lá (kim loại)
      • battery plate: bản ắc quy
    • biển, bảng (bằng đồng...)
      • number plate: biển số xe (ô tô...)
    • bản khắc kẽm; tranh khắc kẽm, bản đồ khắc kẽm; khuôn in (bằng chì...)
    • tấm kính ảnh, tấm kẽm chụp ảnh (thay cho phim)
    • (kiến trúc) đòn ngang; thanh ngang
      • roof plate: đòn móc
      • window plate: thanh ngang khung cửa sổ
    • đĩa (để đựng thức ăn); đĩa thức ăn
      • a plate of beef: một đĩa thịt bò
    • (danh từ tập thể số ít) bát đĩa bằng vàng bạc
    • đĩa thu tiền quyên (ở nhà thờ)
    • cúp vàng, cúp bạc; cuộc đua tranh cúp vàng; cuộc đua ngựa tranh cúp vàng)
    • lợi giả (để cắm răng giả)
    • đường ray ((cũng) plate rail)
    • (ngành in) bát chữ
    • ngoại động từ
      • bọc sắt, bọc kim loại
        • to plate a ship: bọc sắt một chiếc tàu
      • mạ
        • to plate something with gold (silver): mạ vàng (bạc) vật gì
      • (ngành in) sắp chữ thành bát

    Advanced English dictionary

    noun, verb
    + noun
    1 [C] a flat, usually round, dish that you put food on: sandwiches on a plate + a pile of dirty plates + dinner / side plates
    2 [C] the amount of food that you can put on a plate: a plate of sandwiches + two large plates of pasta
    Compare: PLATEFUL
    3 [C] (especially AmE) a whole main course of a meal, served on one plate: Try the seafood plate.
    for strength
    4 [C] a thin flat piece of metal, used especially to join or strengthen sth: The tanks were mainly constructed of steel plates. + She had a metal plate inserted in her arm.
    for information
    5 [C] a flat piece of metal with some information on it, for example sb's name: A brass plate beside the door said 'Dr Alan Tate'.
    See also - NAMEPLATE
    on vehicle
    6 [usually pl.] the pieces of metal or plastic at the front and back of a vehicle with numbers and letters on it
    Compare: L-PLATE
    silver / gold
    7 [U] ordinary metal that is covered with a thin layer of silver or gold: The cutlery is plate, not solid silver.
    8 [U] dishes, bowls, etc. that are made of silver or gold: the family plate
    on animal
    9 [C] (biology) one of the thin flat pieces of horn or bone that cover and protect an animal: the armadillo's protective shell of bony plates
    10 [C] one of the very large pieces of rock that form the earth's surface and move slowly: the Pacific / Indian plate + Earthquakes are caused by two tectonic plates bumping into each other.
    See also - PLATE TECTONICS
    printing / photography
    11 [C] a photograph that is used as a picture in a book, especially one that is printed on a separate page on high quality paper: The book includes 55 colour plates. + See plate 4.
    12 [C] a sheet of metal, plastic, etc. that has been treated so that words or pictures can be printed from it: a printing plate
    13 [C] a thin sheet of glass, metal, etc. that is covered with chemicals so that it reacts to light and can form an image, used in larger or older cameras
    in mouth
    14 [C] a thin piece of plastic that fits inside your mouth, that has artificial teeth attached to it, or wire, etc. to make the teeth straight
    Compare: BRACE, DENTURES
    in baseball
    15 [sing.] (AmE) = HOME PLATE
    in church
    16 (usually the plate) [sing.] a flat dish that is used to collect money from people in a church
    Idioms: have enough / a lot / too much on your plate (informal) to have a lot of work or problems, etc. to deal with
    more at HAND v.
    + verb [VN] [usually passive]
    1 to cover a metal with a thin layer of another metal, especially gold or silver: a silver ring plated with gold
    2 to cover sth with sheets of metal or another hard substance: The walls of the vault were plated with steel.
    See also - ARMOUR-PLATED

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 platter, dish, Archaic trencher, charger:
    I left the cold mashed potato on my plate.
    2 course, serving, portion, dish, platter:
    I ordered their speciality, a plate of spaghetti.
    3 layer, leaf, sheet, pane, panel, lamina, slab:
    In the condenser, insulation separates the thin metal plates.
    4 coating, coat, plating, layer, lamination:
    The plate on our cutlery is wearing thin.
    5 illustration, picture, print, US cut:
    The book contains many beautiful colour plates of flowers.
    6 cover, coat, overlay, face, laminate:
    All the serving dishes were plated with gold.

    Collocation dictionary

    1 for food


    dessert, dinner, serving, side, soup | clean, dirty
    The sink was full of dirty plates.
    | empty, full


    clear, empty
    I could see how hungry she was from the way she cleared her plate.
    | clear (away), collect


    on a/the ~
    She ate everything on her plate.
    | ~ of
    a plate of rice

    2 piece of metal with writing on


    licence, number
    The driver was arrested for having false number plates on his car.
    | name
    He read the brass name plate by the door.

    Concise English dictionary

    +a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic
    +(baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score
    +a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper)
    +dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten
    +the quantity contained in a plate
    +a rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly
    +the thin under portion of the forequarter
    +a main course served on a plate
    +any flat platelike body structure or part
    +the positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube
    +a flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded
    +structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage
    +a shallow receptacle for collection in church
    +a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
    +a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth
    +coat with a layer of metal