Plate may refer to:
- Plate (dishware), a broad, mainly flat vessel on which food is served
- Silver (household) or the plate, dishware and cutlery made of sterling, Britannia, or Sheffield plate silver
- Plating, the deposition of metallic layers
Other articles related to "plate":
... formed largely as the result of a tectonic plate collision between the African plate moving northward with respect to the Eurasian plate ...
... The India Plate or Indian Plate is a tectonic plate that was originally a part of the ancient continent of Gondwana from which it split off, eventually becoming a major ... About 55 to 50 million years ago it fused with the adjacent Australian Plate ... It is today part of the major Indo-Australian Plate, and includes most of South Asia – i.e ...
... volcanic track caused by the movement of the Pacific Plate over the Hawaiian hotspot, no such track can be seen at Iceland ... volcano to Surtsey shows the movement of the Eurasian Plate and the line Grímsvötn volcano to Snæfellsnes volcanic belt shows the movement of the North American Plate ...
... According to the modern theory of plate tectonics, their formation is a result of a continental collision or orogeny along the convergent boundary between the Indo-Australian Plate and the Eurasian Plate ... years ago, when the north-moving Indo-Australian Plate, moving at about 15 cm per year, collided with the Eurasian Plate ... About 50 million years ago, this fast moving Indo-Australian plate had completely closed the Tethys Ocean, the existence of which has been determined by sedimentary rocks settled on the ocean floor, and the ...
... Plate (surname) Plate, Germany, a municipality in Parchim, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Plate (metal), rectangular metal stock that is more than 6 mm or 0 ...
Famous quotes containing the word plate:
“Our press is certainly bankrupt in the thrill of aweMotherwise reverence: reverence for nickel plate and brummagem. Let us sincerely hope that this fact will remain a fact forever; for to my mind a discriminating irreverence is the creator and protector of human liberty.”
—Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (18351910)
“Then he rang the bell and ordered a ham sandwich. When the maid placed the plate on the table, he deliberately looked away but as soon as the door had shut, he grabbed the sandwich with both hands, immediately soiled his fingers and chin with the hanging margin of fat and, grunting greedily, began to much.”
—Vladimir Nabokov (18991977)
“I sometimes have the sense that I live my life as a writer with my nose pressed against the wide, shiny plate glass window of the mainstream culture. The world seems full of straight, large-circulation, slick periodicals which wouldnt think of reviewing my book and bookstores which will never order it.”
—Jan Clausen (b. 1943)