UK [ˈplætə(r)] / US [ˈplætər] noun [countable]
Word forms "platter":
singular platter plural platters
a) a large plate used for serving food
b) a meal with a particular type of food, served on a large plate in a restaurant

a seafood platter

on a (silver) platter — if something is given to you on a silver platter, you do not have to do much in order to get it

He's the kind of rich kid who's had everything given to him on a silver platter.

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  • Platter — Plat ter, n. [From {Plat} to braid.] One who plats or braids. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Platter — Plat ter, n. [Probably fr. OF. platel, F. plateau. See {Plateau}.] A large plate or shallow dish on which meat or other food is brought to the table. [1913 Webster] The attendants . . . speedly brought in several large, smoking platters, filled… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Platter — Platter, Thomas, Gelehrter, geb. 10. Febr. 1499 zu Grenchen bei Visp in Wallis von armen Eltern, gest. 26. Jan. 1582 in Basel, diente in seiner Jugend als Ziegenhirt, kam zu einem Pfarrer in die Lehre, durchzog mehrere Jahre hindurch Deutschland… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Platter — (Plater), Thom., Gelehrter, geb. 10. Febr. 1499 im Kanton Wallis, zeitweilig Buchdrucker in Basel, gest. 26. Jan. 1582. – Sein Sohn Felix P., geb. 1536, Arzt und Lehrer an der Universität Basel, gest. 28. Juli 1614. Beider Selbstbiogr. hg. von… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • platter — (n.) late 13c., platere, from Anglo Fr. plater, O.Fr. plate (see PLATE (Cf. plate) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • platter — [plat′ər] n. [ME plater < Anglo Fr < OFr plat: see PLATE] 1. a large, shallow dish, usually oval, for serving food, esp. meat or fish 2. the circular, motor driven surface of a turntable on which phonograph records are played ☆ 3. Slang… …   English World dictionary

  • platter — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. trencher, tray, waiter, dish, plate. See receptacle, horizontal. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. tray, serving platter, well and tree platter, meat platter, silver platter, salver, trencher; see also dish 1 …   English dictionary for students

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