Synonym for plate
▶ plate, noun
1 platterDictionary • Scott piled his plate with food. platter • The food was served on silver platters.dish • Pile the potatoes into a warm serving dish.dinner platesalver • ...silver salvers laden with flutes of champagne.trencher (archaic)
2 helpingDictionary • a huge plate of bacon and eggs helping • extra helpings of ice-creamcourse • Treatment is supplemented with a course of antibiotics to kill the bacterium.serving • Each serving contains 240 calories.dish • There are plenty of vegetarian dishes to choose from.portion • fish and chips at about £2.70 a portionplatterplateful • ...a greasy plateful of bacon and eggs.
3 layerDictionary • The beam is strengthened by a steel plate 6 millimetres thick. layer • A fresh layer of snow covered the street.panel • He assembled a panel of scholars to advise him.sheet • a cracked sheet of glassslab • ...huge concrete paving slabs.
4 plaqueDictionary • a brass plate on his office door plaque • Her Majesty unveiled a commemorative plaque.sign • As soon as the seat belt sign had been switched off, we rushed out.nameplatedoor platecartouche
5 illustrationDictionary • The book has 55 colour plates. illustration • She looked like a princess in a nineteenth century illustration.picture • drawing a small picture with coloured chalksphotograph • He wants to take some photographs of the house.print • Hogarth's famous series of printsengraving • the engraving of Shakespeare at the front of the booklithograph
▶ plate, verb
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• She was soaking wet and covered with mud.
dishA dish is a shallow container with a wide uncovered top. You eat and serve food from dishes and cook food in them.
• Pile the potatoes into a warm serving dish.
dishFood that is prepared in a particular style or combination can be referred to as a dish.
• There are plenty of vegetarian dishes to choose from.
Thesaurus for plate from the Collins English Thesaurus
a shallow usually circular dish made of porcelain, earthenware, glass, etc, on which food is served or from which food is eaten