silverware

play
noun sil·ver·ware \ˈsil-vər-ˌwer\

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

1848

First Known Use of silverware

1848


SILVERWARE Defined for English Language Learners

silverware

play
noun sil·ver·ware \ˈsil-vər-ˌwer\

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

play
noun sil·ver·ware \ˈsil-vər-ˌwer\

Definition of silverware for Students

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



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up silverware? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

an exhausted condition

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • peter-bruegel-tower-of-babel-painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!