Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Tableware that is fairly flat and fashioned usually of a single piece, as plates.
  • noun Table utensils such as knives, forks, and spoons.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In ceramics, plates, dishes, saucers, and the like, collectively, as distinguished from hollow-ware.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun eating utensils such as knives, forks, and spoons, considered collectively.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun US Eating utensils; cutlery, such as forks, knives and spoons.
  • noun plates, dishes and other relatively flat crockery.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun tableware that is relatively flat and fashioned as a single piece
  • noun silverware eating utensils

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  • Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled flatware sets immediately and contact the company to return the product and obtain a free replacement.

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  • If you're using all the same napkins and plates (and I was), mismatching the flatware is a great way to add some unexpected interest to an otherwise semi-blah table.

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  • The Arc Keyboard is all about the home, and Microsoft Hardware's industrial design team drew its inspiration from modern home accessories such as flatware, lighting fixtures and vases.

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  • I have never had enough on one kind of flatware to set a whole table anyway and also just hoped no one noticed.

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  • Mum remembers monitoring for several months a genuine fairy circle, and delivering gifts of home-made fairy crockery and flatware for which there were always enchanting thank-you letters written out on gumleaves waiting for her the next day.

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  • When I got out of law school, I had three goals for my incipient life as a real person: a real bed that didn't fold out, framed pictures on the wall instead of posters stuck up with masking tape that doesn't leave a mark and cost you part of your security deposit, and matching dishes and flatware.

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  • The most-popular items registered at four big retailers, Bed Bath & Beyond , Target, Macy's and Crate and Barrel, highlight some marked departures from perennially popular flatware, small appliances and other traditional items.

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  • Fun dishes, flatware, and glasses that come from a variety of places, including shuttered restaurants and hotels, at amazing prices.

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  • Fun dishes, flatware, and glasses that come from a variety of places, including shuttered restaurants and hotels, at amazing prices.

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