plate
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plate(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (tableware)
a. el plato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We went to buy new plates and glasses.Fuimos a comprar platos y vasos nuevos.
2. (food)
a. el plato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I ate a plate of macaroni and cheese.Me comí un plato de macarrones con queso.
3. (piece of metal)
a. la placa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The council is changing the plates with the street names.El ayuntamiento está cambiando las placas con los nombres de las calles.
b. la lámina
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The tinsmith cut the plates with a squared shape.El hojalatero cortaba las láminas con forma cuadrada.
c. la plancha
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The plate on the roof is to be replaced.Hay que cambiar una plancha del tejado.
4. (drawing)
a. la lámina
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She gave me a handpainted plate as a gift.Me regaló una lámina pintada a mano.
b. la ilustración
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The artist drew beautiful plates.El artista dibujaba bonitas ilustraciones.
5. (religious)
a. el platillo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There were more coins than ever in the plate.Había más monedas que nunca en el platillo.
6. (dishes)
a. la vajilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Where is the plate for occasions?¿Dónde está la vajilla para ocasiones especiales?
7. (geology)
a. la placa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There is a tectonic plate under the city.Hay una placa tectónica bajo la ciudad.
8. (coating)
a. el enchapado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The plate of the window is made of aluminium.El enchapado de la ventana es de aluminio.
9. (automobile)
a. la placa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The girl bought a custom plate for her car.La chica compró una placa personalizada para su coche.
b. la matrícula
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The numbers on his plate were barely legible.Los números de su matrícula apenas se podían leer.
c. la chapa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(River Plate)
The vehicle had a California plate.El vehículo tenía chapa de California.
10. (on a cooker)
a. el fuego
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Take the pot off the plate.Retira la olla del fuego.
b. el quemador
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Put the frying pan on the plate.Pon la sartén en el quemador.
11. (baseball)
a. el plato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The hitter glided on the plate.El bateador se deslizó sobre el plato.
12. (denture)
a. la dentadura postiza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The man was too young to wear a plate.El hombre era demasiado joven para llevar dentadura postiza.
13. (prize)
a. el trofeo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The runner's bedroom was full of plates.La habitación del corredor estaba llena de trofeos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
14. (to coat)
a. platear (with silver)
The artisan plated the chain.El artesano plateó la cadena.
b. dorar (with gold)
The jeweler plated the earrings in high-quality gold.El joyero doró los pendientes en oro de alta calidad.
15. (to encase)
a. blindar
The machine was plated in an undestructible material.La máquina estaba blindada con un material indestructible.
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plate
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (for food)
a. el plato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (for church offering)
a. el platillo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (fam fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
she's got a lot on her platetiene un montón de cosas entre manos
4. (fam fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to hand something to somebody on a plateponer algo en bandeja a alguien
plate rackescurreplatos m inv
5. (sheet of metal, glass, plastic)
a. la placa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
gold/silver plateoro m/plata chapado(a)
plate glassvidrio para cristaleras
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (with gold)
a. dorar
7. (with silver)
a. platear
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plate [pleɪt]
noun
1 (flat dish) plato (m); [of metal etc] lámina (f); plancha (f); (for church collection) platillo (m); (plateful) plato (m)
to hand sth to sb on a plate ofrecer algo a algn en bandeja (de plata)
to have a lot on one's plate estar muy atareado
2 (on cooker) quemador (m); fuego (m); (warming plate) plancha (f) (eléctrica)
3 (silverware etc) vajilla (f)
gold/silver plate vajilla (f) de oro/plata
4 (plaque) (on wall, door) placa (f)
5 [of microscope] placa (f)
6 (Aut) (number plate) matrícula (f); placa (f)
7 (dental plate) dentadura (f) (postiza)
8 (book illustration) lámina (f); grabado (m)
9 (Geol) placa (f)
10 (Horse Racing) (prize) premio (m)
11 (US) (Baseball) plato (m)
to go to the plate entrar a batear
12 plates (Britain) (feet) tachines (very_informal) (m)
transitive verb
1 (with gold) dorar; (with silver) platear; (with nickel) niquelar
2 (with armour) blindar
modifier
plate armour plate armor (US) (n) blindaje (m)
plate glass (n) vidrio (m) cilindrado; cristal (m) cilindrado; (Esp) luna (f)
plate rack (n) escurreplatos (m)
plate tectonics (n) (Geol) tectónica (f) de placas
plate warmer (n) calentador (m) de platos
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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