A plate is a shallow, usually circular, object from which food might be eaten or served. Plates might usually be made of wood or earthenware. Metal plates also existed with pewter becoming relatively common amongst the well-to-do in the 15th century.
Objects distinctive as individual plates rather than platters are known from c. 1300.
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Piece of material (especially metal), that is much thinner than either of its other dimensions.