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Synonyms of 'plate'

(noun) 
Definition
a shallow dish made of porcelain, earthenware, glass, etc., on which food is served
Scott piled his plate with food.
Synonyms
platter
The food was served on silver platters.
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dish
Pile the potatoes into a warm serving dish.
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dinner plate
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salver
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trencher (archaic)
(noun) 
Definition
the contents of a plate
a huge plate of bacon and eggs
Synonyms
helping
extra helpings of ice-cream
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serving
Each serving contains 240 calories.
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dish
There are plenty of vegetarian dishes to choose from.
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portion
a large portion of green vegetables
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plateful
(noun) 
Definition
a thin coating of metal usually on another metal
The beam is strengthened by a steel plate 6 millimetres thick.
Synonyms
layer
A fresh layer of snow covered the street.
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sheet
a cracked sheet of glass
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(noun) 
Definition
a small piece of metal or plastic with an inscription, fixed to another surface
a brass plate on his office door
Synonyms
plaque
Her Majesty unveiled a commemorative plaque.
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nameplate
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door plate
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cartouche
(noun) 
Definition
a print taken from such a sheet or from a woodcut
The book has 55 colour plates.
Synonyms
illustration
He made his illustrations of birds as he travelled in America.
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picture
drawing a small picture with coloured chalks
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photograph
He wants to take some photographs of the house.
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print
Hogarth's famous series of prints
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engraving
the engraving of Shakespeare at the front of the book
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lithograph
(verb) 
Definition
to coat (a metal surface) with a thin layer of another metal
small steel balls plated with chrome or gold
Synonyms
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laminate
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cover
She was soaking wet and covered with mud.
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nickel
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overlay
The floor was overlaid with rugs of Turkish design.
a very large dark wood table overlaid in glass
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electroplate
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anodize
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platinize

Additional synonyms

in the sense of cover
Definition
to extend over or lie thickly on the surface of
She was soaking wet and covered with mud.
Synonyms
encase,
overspread
in the sense of dish
Pile the potatoes into a warm serving dish.
Synonyms
salver
in the sense of dish
Definition
a particular kind of food
There are plenty of vegetarian dishes to choose from.
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