silver plate

noun

Definition of silver plate 

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

2 : a plating of silver

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Now, a year later, Tiffany is selling a bone china version of that paper cup—same shape, same blue, the name in black—along with silver plates crimped like standard-issue paper ones. Reed Krakoff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Garden State: Reed Krakoff's First Collection for Tiffany & Co.," 2 May 2018 The suggested wedding gift for a 23rd anniversary is a silver plate. Howard Cohen, miamiherald, "A perfect match: Husband donates kidney to his wife on their 23rd anniversary | Miami Herald," 16 Mar. 2018 Robuchon’s influence is also evident in the first course of Lents’ introductory menu: A stunning silver plate slightly larger than a CD studded with what look like raindrops of various sizes on its surface. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Chef’s Table in downtown Detroit is our 2018 Restaurant of the Year," 16 Feb. 2018 Tin canisters, glass canisters, silver plate bread basket, tin mixing bowl (with potatoes), enamel box, and utensil crock: vintage; similar items available through installationsantiques.com. Southern Living, "Source Guide - February 2013," 2 Jan. 2013 But when the Communion plates were passed, Trump mistook the silver plates for the offertory, digging out several bills from his pocket, according to the Associated Press. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "The Only Guy Who Predicted 2016 Did It in 380 B.C.," 30 Dec. 2016

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First Known Use of silver plate

1610, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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