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 Elsewhere in the restaurant, Roger Vivier confections were on display and every place setting was set with an antique kaleidoscope. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 16 June 2022 Every place setting included a note from the couple that explained their intentional choice of vendors and acknowledged the bride’s family’s commitment to showcasing Black excellence. New York Times, 3 June 2022 All attendees should bring their own place setting and a beverage. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 3 May 2022 Across a sprawling table decorated with eggs and pink and white tulips, each place setting hosts a truly massive chocolate egg that is personalized with the attendee’s name. Glamour, 25 Apr. 2022 Add a personalized side to your brunch setup with mini jars of overnight oats set in front of each place setting. Jennifer Konerman, Sunset Magazine, 23 Mar. 2022 At my place setting, however, was a bowl of Frosted Mini-Wheats. Kevin Fisher-paulson, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 Mar. 2022 Platters of wings, bowls of chili — casual foods that don’t require a formal place setting and can be eaten without taking our eyes off the big screen. Washington Post, 3 Feb. 2022 Use these easy place setting ideas to update vintage china with a fresh look. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of place setting

1944, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jun 2022

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“Place setting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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