place setting


Definition of place setting

: a set of dishes and flatware constituting a table service for one person

Examples of place setting in a Sentence

Please lay another place setting for our guest.
Recent Examples on the Web On holidays, the Amblers keep a place setting at the family table with a picture of their son, who always delivered blessings. Until March 2019, the Amblers lived a quiet and unassuming life. Tony Plohetski, USA TODAY, "Texas police chase ends in death as Live PD cameras roll. "I can't breathe," the man cries," 9 June 2020 Leahy places a runner across her table to make a single place setting seem a little less lonely than a wide tablecloth with empty seats. Bebe Howorth, ELLE Decor, "This U.K. Celeb Event Planner Is Now Dining Alone—on Instagram," 2 Apr. 2020 Inmates in a different unit than the one where the stabbing took place set their cell block on fire, the sheriff said, speaking by cell phone from the prison. Washington Post, "4th death in Mississippi prisons; judge says other prison OK," 2 Jan. 2020 Linen napkins at each place setting are embroidered with her guests’ initials. Nandini D’souza Wolfe, ELLE Decor, "Tour A Colorful Lisbon Apartment with Globally-Inspired Flair," 12 Dec. 2019 Everyone should bring his or her own place setting. cleveland, "Helping Hands program expands to Dover Intermediate School: West Shore Chatter," 17 Feb. 2020 But those who do make it here discover a small, natural beauty of place set on a palm-swaying estate on the edge of the tumbling sea. Ann Abel, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Resorts in Mexico: 2019 Readers' Choice Awards," 17 Jan. 2020 In lieu of a takeaway, Frame left a note card on each guest’s place setting detailing a partnership with Feeding NYC, through which the brand is donating 1,000 meals to families in need this holiday season. Vogue, "Frame Hosted a Cozy, Model-Filled Thanksgiving Dinner," 21 Nov. 2019 Make the dish for 4 to 6 people and bring it with your own place setting to the Board Room., "Community News For The South Windsor Edition," 8 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of place setting

1944, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jun 2020

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“Place setting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of place setting

: a set of dishes, knives, forks, etc., that are put on a table for one person

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