from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The amount that a plate can hold.
- n. A generous portion of food.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The quantity contained on a plate
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Enough to fill a plate; as much as a plate will hold.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. As much as a plate will hold.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quantity contained in a plate
This time I hit the FSB fringe buffet, where I managed not only to down a plateful of sandwiches and assorted foodstuffs in record time, but I also succeeded in escaping the room with a coffee before the meeting began.
She had taken over a plateful of freshly baked cookies.
My friend I have flown many missions for the navy in a search and rescue capacity, and I must say that I don't think that was nearly as scary as the thoughts of staring down a plateful of tofu moose!!!
Of course, yesterday I ate five tacos al pastor as well (and a plateful of bacon for breakfast) - my logic being that the government. didn't tell people not to eat pork.
When corporate executives take to conference calls to spin their employers 'quarterly earnings reports, listeners are usually rewarded with a heaping plateful of word salad.
There was a generous plateful of swordfish carpaccio with lemon and rocket to lighten things and, at the heavier end, grilled discs of Majorcan salami sobrasada to spread on walnut toast.
For the same $50 you can see a dozen museums in Little Rock and still have money left over for a plateful of tamales smothered with chili at Doe's Eat Place, Bill Clinton's favorite haunt.
Eat the whole plateful if you like -- they total about 400 calories.
I happily gorged myself on a plateful of meat hacked off the roasting carcass, crispy skin included.
During the early stages of the second world war, she was the nurse in charge of a first-aid post, Knighton, Leicester, where schoolboy Richard Attenborough was a volunteer, offering to run errands, including fetching baked beans on toast from the canteen in the hope that he would get a plateful too.