from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A large shallow dish or plate, used especially for serving food.
  • noun A meal or course served on a platter.
  • noun Slang A phonograph record.
  • idiom (on a platter) Without exertion; effortlessly.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A plate; a large shallow dish for holding eatables; especially, a flat dish in which a fowl, a joint, or the like is placed to be carved.
  • noun One who plats, braids, or interweaves.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who plats or braids.
  • noun A large plate or shallow dish on which meat or other food is brought to the table.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A tray for serving foods.
  • noun The part of a turntable on which a Gramophone record rests when being played, commonly made of aluminum, but sometimes high impact plastic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove
  • noun a large shallow dish used for serving food


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English plater, from Anglo-Norman, from Old French plate, plate; see plate.]


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