Dumb-waiter

  • 1 dumb waiter — noun 1. A movable platform used for conveying food, dishes, etc at meals 2. A stand with revolving top for holding dessert, etc 3. A small lift for food and dishes • • • Main Entry: ↑dumb * * * ˌdumb ˈwaiter f6 [dumb waiter] …

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  • 2 Dumb-waiter — Dumb wait er, n. A framework on which dishes, food, etc., are passed from one room or story of a house to another; a lift for dishes, etc.; also, a piece of furniture with movable or revolving shelves. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 dumb waiter — dumb waiters also dumbwaiter N COUNT A dumb waiter is a lift used to carry food and dishes from one floor of a building to another …

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  • 4 dumb waiter — n a small ↑lift used to move food, plates etc from one level in a restaurant, hotel etc to another …

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  • 5 dumb waiter — ► NOUN 1) a small lift for carrying food and crockery between floors. 2) Brit. a movable table, typically with revolving shelves, used in a dining room …

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  • 6 dumb waiter — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms dumb waiter : singular dumb waiter plural dumb waiters a piece of equipment like a small lift used for moving food and dishes up and down between the floors of the kitchen and dining area of a restaurant …

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  • 7 dumb waiter — noun 1》 a small lift for carrying food and crockery between floors. 2》 Brit. a movable table, typically with revolving shelves, used in a dining room …

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  • 8 dumb-waiter — n. See dummy …

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  • 9 dumb waiter — noun (C) 1 a small lift 2 (1) used to move food, plates etc from one level in a restaurant, hotel etc to another 2 a small table that turns around on a base, used for serving food …

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  • 10 dumb waiter — /dʌm ˈweɪtə/ (say dum waytuh) noun 1. a small stand placed near a dining table. 2. British → lazy Susan. 3. a conveyor consisting of a framework with shelves, drawn up and down in a shaft …

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  • 11 dumb waiter —  Elevator. [RS] …

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  • 12 dumb waiter — A small elevator or lift in a house for sending food, laundry, trash, etc. from one floor to another. A serving table …

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  • 13 dumb-waiter — …

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  • 14 The Dumb Waiter — Infobox Play name = The Dumb Waiter image size = caption = writer = Harold Pinter chorus = characters = Ben Gus mute = setting = A basement room date of premiere = January 21, 1960 place = Hampstead Theatre Club country of Origin = UK original… …

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  • 15 dumb — adj. 1 a (of a person) unable to speak, usu. because of a congenital defect or deafness. b (of an animal) naturally unable to speak (our dumb friends). 2 silenced by surprise, shyness, etc. (struck dumb by this revelation). 3 taciturn or reticent …

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  • 16 waiter — [[t]we͟ɪtə(r)[/t]] waiters N COUNT A waiter is a man who works in a restaurant, serving people with food and drink. → See also dumb waiter …

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  • 17 Comedy of menace — Main article: Characteristics of Harold Pinter s work# Comedy of menace Comedy of menace is a term used to describe the plays of David Campton, Nigel Dennis, N. F. Simpson, and Harold Pinter by drama critic Irving Wardle, borrowed from the… …

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  • 18 Dumbwaiter (elevator) — Dumbwaiters are small freight elevators (or lifts) intended to carry objects rather than people. Dumbwaiters found within modern structures, including both commercial and private buildings, are often connected between two floors. When they are… …

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  • 19 Harold Pinter — Infobox Writer name = Harold Pinter imagesize = 180px caption = birthdate = birth date and age|df=yes|1930|10|10 birthplace = Hackney, London, England United Kingdom nationality = British spouse = Antonia Fraser (1980 – present) Vivien Merchant… …

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  • 20 Defiant Theatre — was a Chicago based theatre company founded in 1993 by a group of students from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. The eclectic troupe specialized in productions that emphasized inventive stagecraft, perverse and controversial topics …

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