saucer

noun

sau·​cer ˈsȯ-sər How to pronounce saucer (audio)
1
: a small shallow dish in which a cup is set at table
2
: something resembling a saucer especially in shape
especially : flying saucer
saucerlike adjective

Examples of saucer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new hat silhouette of choice is an oversized saucer shape, worn at a rakish slant so her face is still in clear view for royal fans and photographers alike. Emma Spedding, Vogue, 22 Dec. 2023 The flowers appear in late winter to early spring, and are either strappy and whitish (star magnolia) or cup-shaped and pink on the outside, white on the inside (saucer magnolia). Katelyn Chef, Southern Living, 9 Feb. 2024 Clear plastic saucers are sold widely, are inexpensive and will do the job. Nancy Brachey, Charlotte Observer, 30 Jan. 2024 Then, at the exact right moment, the exhausted San Jose Sharks captain — at the end of the shift — backhanded a saucer pass to defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic, who chipped it past goalie John Gibson for the game’s first goal. Curtis Pashelka, The Mercury News, 21 Jan. 2024 Troy Terry then sent a saucer pass over the stick of Shakir Mukhamadullin to Frank Vatrano, who fired a puck past goalie Kaapo Kahkonen at the 4:07 mark of overtime to end the game. Curtis Pashelka, The Mercury News, 1 Feb. 2024 Avoid this by setting your plants on a saucer or plate with pebbles and water, so that a little mist rises as the water evaporates. Nancy Brachey, Charlotte Observer, 30 Jan. 2024 The 7 Best Nonstick Cookware Sets of 2024 The arguably most unique finds in the collection come in the (heart) shape of salt and pepper shakers and the two-piece mugs with matching saucers. Sophia Beams, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Jan. 2024 What to Consider The saucer is noticeably heavier than plastic alternatives. Jessica MacDonald, Travel + Leisure, 12 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English, plate containing a condiment, from Anglo-French, from sauce

First Known Use

1693, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of saucer was in 1693

Dictionary Entries Near saucer

Cite this Entry

“Saucer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saucer. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

saucer

noun
sau·​cer ˈsȯ-sər How to pronounce saucer (audio)
1
: a small round shallow dish in which a cup is set
2
: something like a saucer especially in shape
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