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

The family was evicted from its former home when their landlord decided to tear down the house and in its place set up another structure which had been moved from the Hollywood Freeway. Scott Harrison,, "From the Archives: Family evicted from hillside," 9 May 2018 This Thanksgiving place setting from Studio McGee is a simple approach to subtly noted feminism that appeals to any guest. Elle Decor Editors, ELLE Decor, "20+ Sophisticated Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas," 31 Oct. 2017 Our server may have been a little green — a superfluous place setting wasn’t cleared away; used plates and silverware remained throughout the meal — but made up for it in charm and pacing. Tim Smith,, "Giada De Laurentiis' new restaurant in Horseshoe Casino Baltimore serves up appealing flavors," 28 June 2018 His 1981 book proved to be a popular wedding present chosen by those who skipped the bridal registry and gave the happy couple food for thought, rather than another place setting upon which to dine on less intellectually fulfilling fare. Bryan Marquard,, "Stanley Cavell, Harvard philosopher who also examined popular culture, dies at 91," 22 June 2018 Please bring utensils, place setting, and beverage, along with list of ingredients and recipe used. Courant Community, "Community News For The Colchester Edition," 5 June 2018 No sooner was a day and place set for the summit — June 12 in Singapore — than the assumptions underpinning the meeting began to erode. Gregory Korte, USA TODAY, "Trump suggests North Korea summit could be delayed while he huddles with South Korea," 22 May 2018 After the boys came home from World War II, whether a guest could afford only a single fork or spoon or a whole place setting, silver was a symbol of a secure and plentiful life. Patty Dann,, "The fate of my divorced parents’ wedding silver," 26 Jan. 2018 Please bring utensils, place setting, and beverage, along with list of ingredients and recipe used. Courant Community, "Community News For The Colchester Edition," 29 May 2018

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1944, in the meaning defined above

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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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