sil·​ver·​ware | \ ˈsil-vər-ˌwer \

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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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Dishes and silverware tumbled off tables; serving carts and other furniture slid down decks. Barbara S. Peterson, Popular Mechanics, "What Went Wrong on the Costa Concordia," 14 July 2014 Similarly, Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri, who has also been lauded for his teams’ style of play throughout a managerial career spent mostly in Italy, has yet to win a piece of silverware. Steve Douglas, The Seattle Times, "Guardiola sends message to Liverpool as De Bruyne returns," 7 Jan. 2019 But there's still the possibility of silverware in the FA Cup — especially if Mahrez is combining to full devastating affect with striker Jamie Vardy. USA TODAY, "Column: Mahrez head was turned but he should resume playing," 8 Feb. 2018 Consolation prize Two of England’s greats arrived in Wembley with the goal and the need for one last piece of silverware. Juan Pimiento,, "Chelsea win the FA Cup, three icons say goodbye and the best of the soccer weekend," 20 May 2018 Victory on Saturday would earn United a record-equalling 13th FA Cup trophy and secure a third major piece of silverware under Mourinho. Aimee Lewis, CNN, "FA Cup final offers as much tradition and intrigue as a royal wedding," 18 May 2018 If so, these denim silverware wraps will appeal to you. Florence Fabricant, The Seattle Times, "8 great kitchen tools you didn’t know you needed," 29 Aug. 2018 While some #vanlifers still opt for backpacking spork sets ($13.97) that can squeeze into your bag, one of the nice things about having a camper is that there is space for real silverware. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The ultimate van life shopping guide," 14 Nov. 2018 In her new kitchen, a 20-foot-long bank of plain cabinet doors opens to reveal large pullout drawers that are each filled with a purpose: baking, preserving, silverware and so on. Bonnie S. Benwick, The Seattle Times, "Kitchen confidential: How I downsized the most important room in the house," 24 Sep. 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
US : forks, knives, and spoons that are made of stainless steel, plastic, etc.
British, informal : 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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to set apart or to segregate

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