place setting
noun Date: 1944 a set of dishes and flatware constituting a table service for one person

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  • place setting — place settings 1) N COUNT A place setting is an arrangement of knives, forks, spoons, and glasses that has been laid out on a table for the use of one person at a meal. He saw the note on the kitchen table, next to one of the two place settings.… …   English dictionary

  • place setting — n. the china, silverware, etc. for setting one place at a table for a meal …   English World dictionary

  • place setting — place .setting n an arrangement on a table of knives, forks, glasses etc to be used by one person …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • place setting — place ,setting noun count the set of dishes, knives, forks, and spoons arranged on a table for one person to use …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • place setting — noun a table service for one person a place setting of sterling flatware • Syn: ↑setting • Derivationally related forms: ↑set (for: ↑setting) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • place setting — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms place setting : singular place setting plural place settings the set of dishes, knives, forks, and spoons arranged on a table for one person to use …   English dictionary

  • place setting — place′ set ting n. the group of dishes, silverware, glasses, etc., for one person at a meal • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • place setting — 1. the group of dishes, silverware, glasses, etc., set at the place of each person at a meal. 2. a single group of such dishes or eating utensils sold as a unit. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • place setting — noun (C) an arrangement of knives, forks, spoons, glasses etc to be used by one person …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • setting — [set′iŋ] n. 1. the act of one that sets 2. the position or adjustment of something, as a dial, that has been set 3. a thing in or upon which something is set; specif., the backing for a gem or gems, or the style or shape of this [a marquise… …   English World dictionary

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