Definition for PLATE

PLATE, v.t.

  1. To cover or overlay with plate or with metal; used particularly of silver; as, plated vessels.
  2. To arm with plate or metal for defense; as, to plate sin with gold. – Shak. Why plated in habiliments of war? – Shak.
  3. To adorn with plate; as a plated harness.
  4. To beat into thin flat pieces or lamins. – Dryden. Newton.

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