silver plate

noun

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 bulky rectangular device—visible to the customer only as a silver plate with four light sensors—was one of the store’s ten brand-new Spectra-Physics Model A’s. Kovie Biakolo, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 May 2024 Behind the vanity, three silver plates hang on a back wall, serving as frames for midsize felt works. Grace Edquist, Vogue, 20 Oct. 2023 The focaccia is served on a silver plate and is paired with wine in a chalice. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 29 June 2023 The heel features sterling-silver plates listing both brands, and shoe laces are available in yellow, white or Tiffany Blue. Louisa Ballhaus, Robb Report, 7 Mar. 2023 Putin on a silver plate. Catherine Garcia, The Week, 19 July 2022 Pujols and Molina were given gifts from the team, including a set of golf clubs, a silver plate and one-of-a-kind artist drawings of each player. Steve Overbey, ajc, 2 Oct. 2022 Cooper and her team were recently selected as the best gun team of 2021, and the queen presented the team with a silver plate, the defense ministry said. Patrick Smith, NBC News, 14 Sep. 2022 The bracelets are $30 with beading in either 24K gold plate or silver plate. Karie Angell Luc, Chicago Tribune, 6 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1610, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of silver plate was in 1610

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“Silver plate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silver%20plate. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

silver plate

noun
1
: a plating of silver
2
: tableware plated with silver

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