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 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 Tea is a quintessential tool of any good British hostess, and Markle served hers in matching tea cups on silver plates. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 22 Jan. 2019 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, 2 May 2018

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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 14 Jun. 2021.

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