A flat dish, typically circular and made of china, from which food is eaten or served. A thin, flat sheet or strip of metal or other material, typically one used to join or strengthen things or forming part of a machine. A sheet of metal, plastic, or some other material bearing an image of type or illustrations from which multiple copies are printed. A thin piece of plastic molded to the shape of a person's mouth and gums, to which artificial teeth or another orthodontic appliance are attached. A thin piece of metal that acts as an electrode in a capacitor, battery, or cell. Cover (a metal object) with a thin coating or film of a different metal. Serve or arrange (food) on a plate or plates before a meal. Score (a run or runs); cause (someone) to score. Inoculate (cells or infective material) onto a culture plate, especially with the object of isolating a particular strain of microorganisms or estimating viable cell numbers.