from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large shallow dish or plate, used especially for serving food.
- n. A meal or course served on a platter.
- n. Slang A phonograph record.
- idiom on a platter Without exertion; effortlessly: always got what they wanted on a platter.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tray for serving foods.
- n. The part of a turntable on which a Gramophone record rests when being played, commonly made of aluminum, but sometimes high impact plastic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who plats or braids.
- n. A large plate or shallow dish on which meat or other food is brought to the table.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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.
- n. One who plats, braids, or interweaves.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove
- n. a large shallow dish used for serving food
Middle English plater, from Anglo-Norman, from Old French plate, plate; see plate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)