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.

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In locations like Florida (Cape Canaveral AFB/Kennedy Space Center) or California (Vandenberg AFB) where launches are fairly regular, there are public places set aside with great launch viewing in mind. Trevor Mahlmann, Ars Technica, "Behind the scenes at Earth’s most beautiful rocket launch site," 25 Aug. 2019 As the guests sat down at the banquet table, each place setting featured a $1,000 bill tucked beneath the dinner plate. Daniel Stashower, Washington Post, "A Prohibition story of money, madness and murder," 9 Aug. 2019 Celebrity Guessing Game Print out colored photographs or polaroids of both parts of celebrity couples and leave one at each place setting. Heather Hall, Harper's BAZAAR, "10 Bridal Shower Game Ideas You Won't Hate Playing," 5 June 2019 Continuing the British theme, vintage teacups were used as escort cards, and sat at each place setting bearing a guest’s name. Tara Lamont-djite, Harper's BAZAAR, "When Megan Met Henry: A Very British Wedding in Brooklyn," 11 Mar. 2019 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,, "From the Archives: Family evicted from hillside," 9 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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