noun Date: 1848 1. silver plate 1 2. flatware

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Silverware — or Silver is a formal term for any of several household implements:* Silver (household), candlesticks, dishware, flatware or cutlery made of sterling silver or silverplate * Silver tea service, an opulent tea set in sterling silver or silverplate …   Wikipedia

  • Silverware — Sil ver*ware , n. Dishes, vases, ornaments, and utensils of various sorts, made of silver. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • silverware — 1860, from SILVER (Cf. silver) + WARE (Cf. ware) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • silverware — ☆ silverware [sil′vər wer΄ ] n. 1. articles, esp. tableware, made of or plated with silver 2. any metal tableware …   English World dictionary

  • silverware — [[t]sɪ̱lvə(r)weə(r)[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT You can use silverware to refer to all the things in a house that are made of silver, especially the cutlery and dishes. There was a serving spoon missing when Nina put the silverware back in its box. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • silverware — noun a) Anything made from silver. How different it was at Wembley as Ramos confirmed his reputation as a relentless pursuer of silverware by giving Spurs their first trophy in nine years. b) Anything with a silvery colour. Syn: cutlery …   Wiktionary

  • silverware — noun Silverware is used before these nouns: ↑drawer …   Collocations dictionary

  • silverware — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. silver, service, cutlery, flatware, hollow ware, silver plate. Common pieces of silverware include: knife, dinner knife, fish knife, steak knife, carving knife, butter spreader, butter knife, fork, salad fork, cold meat… …   English dictionary for students

  • silverware — sil|ver|ware [ˈsılvəweə US vərwer] n [U] 1.) BrE objects that are made of silver, for example dishes, plates, knives, forks etc 2.) AmE knives, forks, and spoons that are made of silver or a similar metal 3.) BrE a silver cup that a person or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • silverware — UK [ˈsɪlvə(r)ˌweə(r)] / US [ˈsɪlvərˌwer] noun [uncountable] 1) objects made from silver, especially objects used at meals 2) American cutlery 3) British informal a large silver cup that is given as a prize in a sports competition Skelton s goal… …   English dictionary

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