silverware

noun sil·ver·ware \ ˈsil-vər-ˌwer \
|Updated on: 15 Jul 2018

Examples of silverware in a Sentence

  1. The team has gone two seasons without winning any silverware.

  2. we keep the silverware in a separate drawer

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First Known Use of silverware

1848

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SILVERWARE Defined for English Language Learners

silverware

Definition of silverware for English Language Learners

  • : 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


SILVERWARE Defined for Kids

silverware

noun sil·ver·ware \ ˈsil-vər-ˌwer \

Definition of silverware for Students

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


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