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Plate, subst. 1) any flat piece of metal; hence a piece of money: “realms and islands were as --s dropped from his pocket,” Ant. V, 2, 92.
2) silver wrought into articles of household furniture: Shr. II, 349. R2 II, 1, 161. R2 II, 1, 161 H4B II, 1, 153. H8 III, 2, 125. Rom. I, 5, 8. Tim. III, 2, 23. Ant. V, 2, 138. Cymb. I, 6, 189.
3) armour, in Breastplate, q. v.
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