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 At the most basic level, roll or fold a cloth napkin through the ring and leave it on your place setting. Maya Polton, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Nov. 2023 Put the exterminator’s bill with a sticky note on the husband’s place setting. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, 1 Nov. 2023 Each place setting was marked with a name card and menu, while a line of grass arrangements and candles brought in a cozy feel to the space. Natalia Senanayake, Peoplemag, 23 Oct. 2023 When setting an oval table, defining each place setting can be difficult. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 29 Sep. 2023 Try a few at each place setting for a special detail, or gather in a group for a stunning centerpiece. 09 of 14 Heavy Pour Metallic gourds and pumpkins make a surprisingly chic update to your autumn table decor, as Taryn Whiteaker demonstrates. Megan Stein, Peoplemag, 7 Oct. 2023 While older kids will love folding sheets of orange craft paper and stacking them to form a ruffled pumpkin, complete with a stick stem, or helping set the Halloween table by folding an orange napkin into the shape of a pumpkin for each place setting. Charlyne Mattox, Country Living, 30 Aug. 2023 Each place setting was fashioned with gold silverware, a linen napkin and a glass in the shape of a butt. Jenn Harris, Los Angeles Times, 12 Sep. 2023 Make an adorable turkey for each place setting, and everyone will be enchanted. Get the tutorial at The Happy Scraps. Jamie Wiebe, House Beautiful, 20 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of place setting was in 1944

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Cite this Entry

“Place setting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

place setting

: a set of dishes and silverware for one person

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