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noun plate pronunciation in American English /pleɪt/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a flat round dish that you put food on
    Rinse the plates before putting them in the dishwasher.
    paper plates
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    1. a.




      the amount of food that a plate will hold
      plate of: a plate of French fries
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    2. b.
      American a complete meal or main part of a meal served on one plate
      This place has a good vegetarian plate.
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    3. c.
      a flat round dish used for collecting money, especially in a church
      There will be a plate at the back for any donations.
  2. 2
    [countable] a piece of metal or a hard substance used for covering or protecting something
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    1. a.
      a piece of metal put into a part of someones body to protect it
      Surgeons covered the wound in his skull with a metal plate.
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    2. b.
      a piece of metal used for covering something, or for joining two parts of something together
      Workers put a steel plate over the hole in the roadway.
      They welded a large plate to the side of the damaged ship.
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  3. 3
    [countable] a small piece of metal or plastic that is fixed to something and used for showing information such as someones name or a number
    You can find the serial number on a plate inside the door of the refrigerator.
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    See also license plate



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the buying and selling of human organs

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