English - French

French translation of 'plate'

Word Frequency


[ˈpleɪt ]
1.  (dish) assiette f
a plate of sandwiches une assiette de sandwiches
to have enough on one’s plate (figurative) avoir bien assez à faire comme ça
to have a lot on one’s plate (figurative) avoir déjà trop à faire
to hand sth to sb on a plate (figurative) (mainly Britain) offrir qch à qn sur un plateau
The presidency was handed to him on a plate. La présidence lui a été offerte sur un plateau.
2.  (sheet of metal) plaque f
3.  (coated metal) plaqué m
They aren’t real gold, they’re just plate. Ils ne sont pas en or massif, juste en plaqué.
4.  (dishes and cutlery) vaisselle f
gold plate vaisselle f d’or
silver plate vaisselle f d’argent
5.  (on door) plaque f
6.  (Photography) plaque f
7.  (Typography) cliché m
8.  (in book) gravure f
9.  (Automobiles) (also: number plate) plaque f
10.  (Geology) plaque f
11.  (also: dental plate) appareil m (dentaire)

See related content

NEW from Collins!
NEW from Collins!
English Word Lists
English Word Lists
Latest Word Submissions
Latest Word Submissions
Easy Learning English Grammar
Easy Learning English Grammar
COBUILD Grammar Patterns
COBUILD Grammar Patterns
Word Lover's Blog
Word Lover's Blog
Online Scrabble Checker
Online Scrabble Checker
The Paul Noble Method
The Paul Noble Method

Video: pronunciation of 'plate'

Example Sentences Including 'plate'

These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
People have fallen through plate glass windows without sustaining fatal injuries.
Hugo Wilcken THE EXECUTION (2002)
You'd think they'd be a bit more grateful that you're there to hand them the stuff on a plate.
Val McDermid DEAD BEAT (2002)
There was a jeep parked up near the generator with its licence plate facing our position.
Robert Wilson BLOOD IS DIRT (2002)

Trends of 'plate'

Very Common. plate is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

View usage over:

'plate' in Other Languages

British English: plate /pleɪt/ NOUN
A plate is a round or oval flat dish used to hold food.
Anita pushed her plate away.
  • American English: plate
  • Arabic: صَحْن
  • Brazilian Portuguese: prato
  • Chinese: 盘子
  • Croatian: tanjur
  • Czech: talíř
  • Danish: tallerken
  • Dutch: bord
  • European Spanish: plato utensilio
  • Finnish: lautanen
  • French: assiette
  • German: Teller
  • Greek: πιάτο
  • Italian: piatto
  • Japanese: 平皿
  • Korean: 접시
  • Norwegian: tallerken
  • Polish: talerz
  • European Portuguese: prato
  • Romanian: farfurie
  • Russian: тарелка
  • Spanish: plato recipiente bajo y redondo
  • Swedish: tallrik
  • Thai: จาน
  • Turkish: tabak
  • Ukrainian: тарілка
  • Vietnamese: đĩa đựng thức ăn


Translation of plate from the Collins English to French
Create an account and sign in to access this FREE content
Register now or login in to access