silver plate


Definition of silver plate

1 : domestic flatware and hollowware of silver or of a silver-plated base metal
2 : a plating of silver

Examples of silver plate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The finish, which might have once been silver plate, is now largely worn down to the base metal. Helaine Fendelman And Joe Rosson, Star Tribune, 22 June 2021 After scoring their latest Westminster agility victory, Topol and Plop received a purple-and-gold ribbon, a crystal trophy, a silver plate and a check for $1,000 to donate to the American Kennel Club of her choice. Wayne Coffey, USA TODAY, 13 June 2021 The world's first color photograph, shown above, is nothing fancy; the image looks like two color gradients made in Photoshop, plastered to a silver plate. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 1 Apr. 2020 Gevvie Stone had won this event so often that race organizers could just have given her the trophy and ordered up another silver plate from Shreve’s with plenty of room for new names., 20 Oct. 2019 Around the same time, the store advertised silverware, where customers could buy a silver plate for $24.75, or pay for it in weekly installments. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, 7 Nov. 2019 Jewelry and silver plates were stolen from a residence entered by breaking the front door glass. Washington Post, 30 Oct. 2019 Daguerreotypes are one of the earliest forms of photography, producing images on silver plates that look subtly different, depending on viewing angle. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 12 June 2019 Daguerreotypes are made with polished silver plates, and the salt added in the latter stages of processing contains gold atoms. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of silver plate

1610, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Silver plate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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