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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A coating or plating of silver.
  • n. Tableware, such as flatware or hollowware, made of or coated with silver.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A thin layer of silver applied to the surface of an object made of another metal.
  • v. Alternative spelling of silver-plate.
  • Eye dialect spelling of s'il vous plaît.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. domestic utensils made of silver.

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

  • n. tableware that is plated with silver
  • n. a thin layer of silver deposited on something
  • v. plate with silver
  • v. plate with silver


silver plate (Wiktionary)
From "silver plate", from the similarity of this phrase to the French s'il vous plaît (Wiktionary)


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