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noun as in dish or meal served

noun as in sheet, panel

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Example Sentences

They seem to have service for eight of these elegant blue-and-white plates.

Patrons eat their cannoli slowly and deliberately, dabbing the powdered sugar on their plates with licked fingers.

I said that our contract allowed us to use German license plates.

Her car is a Gold 2001 ford focus washington plates 495 YLY both back tires are donuts.

He recalled one fundraising dinner where he and a fellow AIDS activist were served on paper plates with paper forks.

Cystin crystals are colorless, highly refractive, rather thick, hexagonal plates with well-defined edges.

Upon addition of acetic acid they dissolve, and rhombic plates of uric acid appear.

We dine late, and as there are a good many boarders, it takes some time always to change the plates.

The crystals are dark-brown rhombic plates lying singly or in crosses, and are easily recognized (Fig. 83).

Before that time we always put rope-yarn between the lap of the boiler-plates to make the seams tight.


On this page you'll find 43 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to plates, such as: serving, platter, bowl, service, helping, and course.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.