2. Uni. Une mer plate.
3. Mince. Un livre plat.
4. Vide. Une bourse plate.
5. Banal. Un texte plat.
6. Servile. Il s'est montré très plat.
ETYM as. efen. efn; akin to os. eban, Dutch even, Old High Germ. eban, German efen, Icel. jafn, Dan. jevn, Swed. jämn, Goth. ibns. Related to Anent, Ebb.
1. Being level or straight or regular and without variation as e.g. in shape or texture; or being in the same plane or at the same height as something else (i.e. even with).
2. Divisible by two.
3. Equal in degree or extent or amount; or equally matched or balanced; SYN. fifty-fifty.
4. Occurring at fixed intervals; SYN. regular.
5. Symmetrically arranged; SYN. regular.
1. Having a horizontal surface in which no part is higher or lower than another; SYN. level, plane.
2. Having no depth or thickness.
3. Lacking variety in shading.
4. (Photography) Lacking contrast or shading between tones.
5. (Of a tire) Completely or partially deflated.
6. Stretched out and lying at full length along the ground; SYN. prostrate.
7. Parallel to the ground.
8. Not reflecting light; not glossy; SYN. mat, matt, matte, matted.
9. Without pleats; SYN. unpleated.
10. Having lost effervescence.
11. Not increasing as the amount taxed increases; SYN. fixed.
12. Not made with leavening; SYN. unraised.
13. (Music) Lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone.
1. Being on a precise horizontal plane
2. Not showing abrupt variations; SYN. unwavering.
3. Oriented at right angles to the plumb
1. Partie plate. Le plat de la main.
2. Vaisselle plate. Un plat de faďence.
3. Mets. Un plat réchauffé.
ETYM French battant. Related to Batter.
1. Stick used to fix something in place, to hold it firm.
2. Slender stick inserted in the pocket of a sail to keep the sail flat against the wind.
ETYM French cours, course, Latin cursus, from currere to run. Related to Current.
1. A mode of action.
2. General line of orientation; SYN. trend.
3. Part of a meal served at one time.
4. Education imparted in a series of lessons or class meetings; SYN. course of study, course of instruction, class.
5. A layer of masonry; SYN. row.
6. A connected series of events or actions or developments; or; SYN. line.
ETYM AS. disc, Latin discus dish, disc, quoit, from Greek diskos quoit, from dikein to throw. Related to Dais, Desk, Disc, Discus.
1. A piece of dishware normally used for holding or serving food.
2. A particular item of prepared food.
3. The quantity that a dish will hold; SYN. dishful.
ETYM Old Fren. plate a plate of metal, a cuirsas, French plat a plate, a shallow vessel of silver, other metal, or earth, from plat flat, Greek plax. Related to Place.
1. A flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded; SYN. photographic plate.
2. A full-page illustration (usually on slick paper).
3. A horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage.
4. A main course served on a plate.
5. A metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners); SYN. scale, shell.
6. A rigid layer of the lithosphere that is believed to drift slowly.
7. A shallow receptacle for collection in church; SYN. collection plate.
8. A sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic.
9. Any flat platelike body structure or part.
10. On which food is served or from which food is eaten.
11. The quantity contained in a plate; SYN. plateful.
12. The thin under portion of the forequarter.
According to plate tectonics, one of a number of slabs of solid rock, about a hundred kilometers thick and often several thousands of kilometers across, making up the Earth's surface.
Together, the plates make up the lithosphere.
Plates are made up of two types of crustal material: oceanic crust (sima) and continental crust (sial), both of which are underlain by a solid layer of the mantle. Oceanic crust is heavy and consists largely of basalt. It is formed at constructive margins. Continental crust is less dense and is rich in granite. It is made up of volcanic islands and folded sediments, and is usually associated with destructive margins.