noun Etymology: Middle English, vessels for domestic use, from Middle French utensile, from Latin utensilia, from neuter plural of utensilis useful, from uti to use Date: 14th century 1. an implement, instrument, or vessel used in a household and especially a kitchen 2. a useful tool or implement Synonyms: see implement

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  • utensil — ► NOUN ▪ a tool or container, especially for household use. ORIGIN from Latin utensilis usable , from uti to use …   English terms dictionary

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  • utensil — UK [juːˈtens(ə)l] / US [juˈtens(ə)l] noun [countable] Word forms utensil : singular utensil plural utensils something that you use for cooking or eating with a range of stainless steel cooking utensils …   English dictionary

  • Utensil — Uten|sil [utɛn zi:l], das; s, Utensilien [utɛn zi:li̯ən] <meist Plural>: Gegenstand, den man zu einem bestimmten Zweck braucht: alle Utensilien findest du im Bad; in ihrer Handtasche befanden sich die üblichen Utensilien. Syn.: ↑ Requisit.… …   Universal-Lexikon

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