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A plate is a large, concave, but the primarily flat dish that can be used to serve food. A plate can also be used for ornamental or ceremonial purposes. The majority of plates are circular, although they can be any form or material that is water-resistant. Plates are typically elevated around the edges by curving up or by a broader lip or raised section. Bowls or dishes are likely to be regarded vessels with no lip, especially if they have a more rounded profile, as are extremely big vessels with a plate form. Plates are both tableware and dishware in various civilizations, plates made of wood, earthenware, and metal date back to antiquity.

In Western culture and many other civilizations, the plate is the traditional vessel off which food is consumed and on which it is presented if not excessively liquid. The bowl, or banana leaf, is the primary competitor used for both functions in South Asian, Southeast Asian, and East Asian civilizations, for example.

Food is placed in the well, which is at the bottom of the dish. The plate’s flattish elevated outer edge is known as the lip (sometimes wrongly called the rim). Its breadth about the well varies a lot. Larger dishes and traditional Chinese forms typically have a little upwards slope or are parallel with the base. A prominent lip is not present on all plates.

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The rim, or outer edge of the item, is frequently embellished, such as with gilding.

The typical European raised lip, wide and flat, is inherited from antique European iron plate designs; Chinese pottery plates typically curve up at the edges or have a thin lip. A trencher is a flat serving dish that is only suitable for dry meals and is usually made of wood.

Plates are typically fashioned of ceramic materials such as bone china, porcelain, glazed earthenware, stoneware, and conventional materials such as glass, wood, and metal; stone has also been used on occasion. Except for specific purposes such as plates for young children, ceramics and other traditional materials remain the most prevalent, despite the availability of a variety of plastics and other contemporary materials. Porcelain and bone china were formerly considered luxury items, but they are now affordable to most of the world’s population.

In the poor world, cheap metal plates, which are the most durable, are still widely used. Disposable plates were first introduced in 1904 and are intended to be used just once. They are often composed of plastic, paper pulp, or a combination (plastic-coated paper). Melamine resin or tempered glass, such as Corelle, are other options. Some people may enroll in a pottery class and use various designs, colors, and textures to make their own plate.

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