collection plate

collection plate
col'lection .plate
a large, almost flat dish that you put money into during some religious services

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • collection plate — noun a shallow receptacle for collection in church • Syn: ↑plate • Hypernyms: ↑receptacle * * * noun : plate I 3e(1) * * * plate (def. 7). [1875 80] * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Collection plate — A collection plate is often used near the end of some Protestant worship services to gather the gifts of the faithful for the support of the church and for charity. Members of other assemblies, including some Lutheran churches, do not use a… …   Wikipedia

  • collection plate — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms collection plate : singular collection plate plural collection plates a dish used in church for collecting money …   English dictionary

  • collection plate — noun A plate or other container passed among the worshipers attending a Christian church service, into which donations of money are placed. Elder Frewen, a tall, pale man, with long, sandy side whiskers, appeared at the door of our pew with the… …   Wiktionary

  • collection plate — plate (def. 7). [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • Collection plate (postal) — A collection plate is a notice plate fixed to a post box giving the times of collections and days of the week on which these collections are made. They are used extensively in the UK and Commonwealth countries as well as in most other postal… …   Wikipedia

  • collection plate — col lection ,plate noun count a dish used in church for collecting money …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • collection plate — noun (C) a large, almost flat dish in which you put money during some religious services …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • collection — noun 1 group of objects ADJECTIVE ▪ big, extensive, huge, large, major, massive, substantial, vast ▪ small …   Collocations dictionary

  • plate — n. dish 1) a cake; dinner; salad; soup plate denture 2) a dental; lower; upper plate tag 3) a license (AE), number (BE) plate thin layer 4) armor; silver plate container passed around for donations of money 5) to pass the plate 6) a collection… …   Combinatory dictionary

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