sil·ver·ware | \ ˈsil-vər-ˌwer \

Definition of silverware 

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Synonyms for silverware


flatware, silver, tableware

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Examples of silverware in a Sentence

The team has gone two seasons without winning any silverware. we keep the silverware in a separate drawer

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One day Letty noticed that a wastebasket under the bar was missing a magnetic lid known as a silverware trap, which catches utensils from sliding through a slot into the waste. Rick Montgomery, kansascity, "Deported by ICE, Blue Line manager still runs hockey bar, prays with family every day," 10 June 2018 So among the scores of clever items on the Food52 website, these denim silverware wraps caught my eye. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "These Wraps Do Double Duty at the Picnic," 21 May 2018 His father was an advertising salesman, and his mother was a homemaker who later in life sold high-end silverware. Bart Barnes, Washington Post, "Michael Getler, Washington Post editor who became incisive in-house media critic, dies at 82," 15 Mar. 2018 For all the investment in players during the decade under Abu Dhabi ownership, the return in silverware has been scant at City. Rob Harris, The Seattle Times, "Guardiola gets 1st City trophy with League Cup win v Arsenal," 25 Feb. 2018 There's been no silverware so far for the German but the Reds have become an attractive prospect once again for some of the top players in Europe to seriously consider., "How Jurgen Klopp's 'Heavy Metal' Style Has Put Liverpool Back Among Europe's Elite," 12 July 2018 Our server may have been a little green — a superfluous place setting wasn’t cleared away; used plates and silverware remained throughout the meal — but made up for it in charm and pacing. Tim Smith,, "Giada De Laurentiis' new restaurant in Horseshoe Casino Baltimore serves up appealing flavors," 28 June 2018 There were offers of couches and coffee tables, shower curtains and silverware. Samantha Melamed,, "How a Philly real estate agent threw a family she'd never met a huge virtual housewarming party," 26 June 2018 Both have enough highlight reels and personal and professional silverware to make a case for not just being better than the other, but of being the best player in soccer history, even above Pele and Diego Maradona. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? Be careful how you answer," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of silverware

1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of silverware was in 1848

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English Language Learners Definition of silverware

: objects (such as forks, knives, spoons, dishes, teapots, etc.) for serving food and drink that are made of or covered with silver

: forks, knives, and spoons that are made of stainless steel, plastic, etc.

: something (such as a large cup or trophy) that is given as a prize in a sports contest


sil·ver·ware | \ ˈsil-vər-ˌwer \

Kids Definition of silverware

: things (as knives, forks, and spoons) made of silver, silver-plated metal, or stainless steel

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