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

  • adj. Coated with a thin adherent layer of metal. Often used in combination: a gold-plated ceramic bowl; a silver-plated pen.
  • adj. Covered with protective plates or sheets of metal. Often used in combination: an armor-plated truck; a steel-plated safe.
  • adj. Knitted with two kinds of yarn, one on the face and one on the back.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of plate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Strengthened with plates of metal and defensive armor.
  • Covered or overlaid with a different and especially a richer material: as,plated silk hose; plated forks and spoons.
  • In zoology, covered or protected with hard dermal plates or scutes; scutate or loricate; shielded

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