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Plate \Plate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plated; p. pr. & vb. n. Plating.]

  1. To cover or overlay with gold, silver, or other metals, either by a mechanical process, as hammering, or by a chemical process, as electrotyping.

  2. To cover or overlay with plates of metal; to arm with metal for defense.

    Thus plated in habiliments of war.

  3. To adorn with plated metal; as, a plated harness.

  4. To beat into thin, flat pieces, or lamin[ae].

  5. To calender; as, to plate paper.


vb. (en-past of: plate)


Usage examples of "plated".

Protesting shrilly and brandishing an expensively plated and engraved pistol, it was clear that his presence in the Rolls was by no means voluntary.

Another worker was burnishing a heavily plated disk on a confiscated buffing machine, frequently checking results with a micrometer gauge.

While his electric arc sputtered its rain of minute drops, another worker close by plated another disk with granulated silver by-passed into an exoacetylene flame and thus blast-driven into the preheated surface.

A fist, gloved in black, balanced a lead-weighted sword close to a chest plated in silvered steel.

Filaments of scents, threads of odors, were worked through the shuttle, plated on the loom: cook-house grease, hot popcorn, hot unshelled peanuts, diesel fuel, sawdust, cotton candy, molten caramel from the fragrantly steaming vats in the candy-apple stands.

The background whine of the LOX and LH2 compressors, which had been barely audible through the plated aerogel hull, ceased, and a few moments later Yoshi announced that the ground crew had cleared the pad.

Herr Reichsregent, he has a small coach, plated with proof, and drawn by six big geldings of the Boulonnais stock.

He put his own suit next to the Brighter Suns suits, straightened his jacket, and opened the heavy plated door.

My glittering war-belt stopped the shot in front, my loin-piece and the plated guard below it, gear the bronzesmiths hammered out for me.

He loosed the glittering belt and slipped it off and the loin-piece and the plated guard below it, gear the bronzesmiths made.

But it is interesting to observe that the Chimu plated objects with gold in a way which today can only be done by electrolysis.

I could see a wonderful range of delicacies brought up from the kitchens being suitably plated up and garnished and our table was soon spread with an elegant array of creamware dishes.

Among whom there are cousins who are so poor that one might almost dare to think it would have been the happier for them never to have been plated links upon the Dedlock chain of gold, but to have been made of common iron at first and done base service.

Calcifer went to sleep, in the way fires do, sinking among the logs until they were rosy cylinders plated with white ash, with only a hint of blue and green deep underneath.

City of London, and its sergeants were permitted to carry maces of gold or silver, or plated with silver, and bearing the royal arms.