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Definition of "gold plate" []

  • Used other than as an idiom. a plate made of, or coloured gold (noun)
  • A thin layer of gold applied to the surface of an object, often by an electrolytic method (noun)
  • To apply gold plate to an object, to plate with gold (verb)
  • To incorporate costly or otherwise excessive features or refinements unnecessarily, to over engineer (verb)
  • To embellish, to extend beyond its intended scope, especially so as to become stifling, or rigid and inflexible (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "gold plate" in a sentence
  • "Refreshments are served for the ordinary guests in the “Pietra-Dura "room, where a superb buffet is set, the tables glittering with gold plate and Venetian glass."
  • "The process employed in this decoration is akin to that of cloisonne enamel; the setting of the semiprecious stones or paste gems is done in one of two ways: they are either bedded between thin bands of metal like cloisonne enamel, or set in openings which are cut into the gold plate itself."