English - Vietnamese Dictionary
plate /pleit/Concise Dictionary
- 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)
- ngoại động từ
- bọc sắt, bọc kim loại
- to plate a ship: bọc sắt một chiếc tàu
- to plate something with gold (silver): mạ vàng (bạc) vật gì
- (ngành in) sắp chữ thành bát
+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
Advanced English 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.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
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
3 [C] (especially AmE) a whole main course of a meal, served on one plate: Try the seafood plate.
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.
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
6 [usually pl.] the pieces of metal or plastic at the front and back of a vehicle with numbers and letters on it
See also - LICENSE PLATE, NUMBER 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.
See also - GOLD PLATE, SILVER PLATE, TINPLATE
8 [U] dishes, bowls, etc. that are made of silver or gold: the family plate
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
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
15 [sing.] (AmE) = HOME PLATE
16 (usually the plate) [sing.] a flat dish that is used to collect money from people in a church
See also - BOOKPLATE, BREASTPLATE, FOOTPLATE, HOTPLATE
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
See also - GOLD-PLATED, SILVER PLATE
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
1 for food
dessert, dinner, serving, side, soup | clean, dirty
The sink was full of dirty plates.
| empty, full
VERB + PLATE
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
The driver was arrested for having false number plates on his car.
He read the brass name plate by the door.
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