What does platter mean?

Definitions for platter
ˈplæt ərplat·ter

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word platter.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. platternoun

    a large shallow dish used for serving food

  2. phonograph record, phonograph recording, record, disk, disc, platternoun

    sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove


  1. platternoun

    A tray for serving foods.

  2. platternoun

    The part of a turntable on which a Gramophone record rests when being played, commonly made of aluminum, but sometimes high impact plastic.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Platternoun

    A large dish, generally of earth.

    Etymology: from plate.

    The servants wash the platter, scour the plate,
    Then blow the fire. John Dryden, Juvenal.

    Satira is an adjective, to which lanx, a charger, or large platter is understood. Dryden.


  1. platter

    A platter is a large, flat serving dish or tray typically used to present and serve food or other items. It can be made from various materials such as porcelain, glass, metal, or plastic.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Platternoun

    one who plats or braids

  2. Platternoun

    a large plate or shallow dish on which meat or other food is brought to the table

  3. Etymology: [Probably fr. OF. platel, F. plateau. See Plateau.]


  1. Platter

    A platter is a large type of dishware used for serving food. It is a tray on which food is displayed and served to people. Its shape can be oval, round, rectangular, or square. It can be made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. Plain and ornate platters suitable for more formal settings or occasions are made of, or plated with, silver, and antique examples are considered quite valuable. Especially expensive and ceremonial platters have been made of gold.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Platter

    plat′ėr, n. a large flat plate or dish. [M. E. plater—O. Fr. platelplat, a plate.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Platter is ranked #29550 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Platter surname appeared 798 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Platter.

    92.6% or 739 total occurrences were White.
    2.6% or 21 total occurrences were Black.
    2% or 16 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.1% or 9 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 7 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.7% or 6 total occurrences were Asian.

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Anagrams for platter »

  1. partlet

  2. prattle

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of platter in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of platter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of platter in a Sentence

  1. Dan Zehr:

    This simple roast turkey tenderloin is a trimmed-down and simplified version of the full monty. Platter Talk’s perfect for people who are n’t expert chefs or those who are having a smaller Thanksgiving celebration, you can make Platter Talk in well under an hour and at a fraction of the cost of preparing a traditional whole turkey.

  2. Amina Mohammed:

    It's not being handed to you on a platter.

  3. Lifelong New Yorker Andy Maskin:

    By then we will have raised the money – all the I’s will be dotted and the T’s will be crossed, i can hand them everything on a silver platter.

  4. Marie-France Kern:

    Cooking with tomatoes doesn’t have to be complicated. Don’t underestimate the versatility of a platter of slow roasted tomatoes.

  5. Greg Adams:

    If this isn't who we are, this is who we want to be. The country that will follow through on this, this is our opportunity. It's in front of us on a silver platter.

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