place setting

noun

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.

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Each place setting had a single olive leaf branch on top of a custom fringed napkin, and menus were monogramed in a vintage Italian typeface on Italian handmade paper. Brooke Porter Katz, Harper's BAZAAR, "Stellina and David Katzenberg’s Stunning Tuscan Wedding in Florence," 30 Dec. 2017 The handmade Bistro teak place setting is equal parts accessible and chic—chunky enough to grip comfortably, slender enough to etch out a sleek profile at the table. Gabriella Gershenson, WSJ, "A Few of Our Favorite Food Things Right Now," 6 Sep. 2018 Stemless flutes at each place setting will ensure there’s less risk of spilling as the evening gets merrier. Vogue, "Day 10: Entertain With Ease," 12 Nov. 2018 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, latimes.com, "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, baltimoresun.com, "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, BostonGlobe.com, "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

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1944, in the meaning defined above

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place setting

noun

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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