plate noun

1 for food

ADJ. dessert, dinner, serving, side, soup | clean, dirty The sink was full of dirty plates. | empty, full

VERB + PLATE clear, empty I could see how hungry she was from the way she cleared her plate. | clear (away), collect

PREP. on a/the ~ She ate everything on her plate. | ~ of a plate of rice

2 piece of metal with writing on

ADJ. licence, number The driver was arrested for having false number plates on his car. | name He read the brass name plate by the door.