Plate vs Straightener - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between plate and straightener
is that plate
is a flat dish from which food is served or eaten or plate
can be precious metal, especially silver while straightener
is a pair of metal tongs with heated ceramic plates used for straightening hair.
As a verb plate
is to cover the surface material of an object with a thin coat of another material, usually a metal.
(etyl) plate < .
A flat dish from which food is served or eaten.
(uncountable) Such dishes collectively.
The contents of such a dish.
- I filled my plate from the bountiful table.
A course at a meal.
- I ate a plate of beans.
(figuratively) An agenda of tasks, problems, or responsibilities
- The meat plate was particularly tasty.
A flat metallic object of uniform thickness.
- With revenues down and transfer payments up, the legislature has a full plate .
A vehicle license plate.
- A clutch usually has two plates .
A layer of a material on the surface of something, usually qualified by the type of the material; plating
- He stole a car and changed the plates as soon as he could.
A material covered with such a layer.
- The bullets just bounced off the steel plate on its hull .
(dated) A decorative or food service item coated with silver.
- If you're not careful, someone will sell you silverware that's really only silver plate .
(weightlifting) A weighted disk, usually of metal, with a hole in the center for use with a barbell, dumbbell, or exercise machine.
(printing) An engraved surface used to transfer an image to paper.
- The tea was served in the plate .
(printing, photography) An image or copy.
(printing, publishing) An illustration in a book, either black and white, or colour, usually on a page of paper of different quality from the text pages.
(dentistry) A shaped and fitted surface, usually ceramic or metal that fits into the mouth and in which teeth are implanted; a dental plate.
(construction) A horizontal framing member at the top or bottom of a group of vertical studs.
(Cockney rhyming slang) A foot, from "plates of meat".
- We finished making the plates this morning.
(baseball) Home plate.
- Sit down and give your plates a rest.
(geology) A tectonic plate.
(historical) Plate armour.
- There was a close play at the plate .
- He was confronted by two knights in full plate .
(herpetology) Any of various larger scales found in some reptiles.
(engineering, electricity) An electrode such as can be found in an accumulator battery, or in an electrolysis tank.
(engineering, electricity) The anode of a vacuum tube.
- mangled through plate and mail
(obsolete) A coin, usually a silver coin.
- Regulating the oscillator plate voltage greatly improves the keying.
(heraldiccharge) A roundel of silver or tinctured argent.
A prize given to the winner in a contest.
(chemistry) Any flat piece of material like coated glass or plastic.
- Realms and islands were as plates dropp'd from his pocket.
To cover the surface material of an object with a thin coat of another material, usually a metal.
To place the various elements of a meal on the diner's plate prior to serving.
- This ring is plated with a thin layer of gold.
To perform cunnilingus.
- After preparation, the chef will plate the dish.
(baseball) To score a run.
- He fingered her as he plated her with his tongue.
(aviation, travel industry) To specify which airline a ticket will be issued on behalf of.
- The single plated the runner from second base.
- Tickets are normally plated on an itinerary's first international airline.
(etyl), partly from (etyl) .
Precious metal, especially silver.
* 1864 , Andrew Forrester, The Female Detective :
- At every meal—and I have heard the meals at Petleighcote were neither abundant nor succulent—enough plate stood upon the table to pay for the feeding of the poor of the whole county for a month
- At the northern extremity of this chill province the gold plate of the Groans, pranked across the shining black of the long table, smoulders as though it contains fire
A pair of metal tongs with heated ceramic plates used for straightening hair.
Anyone or anything which straightens.