What does the word plate mean?

Usage examples for plate

  1. " The butter is very round, and I had it on a plate. – Furze the Cruel by John Trevena
  2. The money on a plate. – Note-Book of Anton Chekhov by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
  3. Hilda's attention was taken up by her plate, upon which, however, there was nothing. – The Slave Of The Lamp by Henry Seton Merriman