Silver-plate meaning

sĭlvər-plāt
To silver plate is defined as to cover something with a thin layer of silver.

An example of to silver plate is to coat a ring with silver.

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Silver plate is tableware and serving ware which has been coated with a thin layer of silver.

An example of silver plate is a serving tray that has been electroplated with silver.

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A coating or plating of silver.
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Tableware, such as flatware or hollowware, made of or coated with silver.
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To coat (an object) with a thin layer of silver, especially by electroplating.
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Tableware made of, or plated with, silver.
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To coat with silver, esp. by electroplating.
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A thin layer of silver applied to the surface of an object made of another metal.
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Alternative spelling of silver-plate.
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(humorous) Eye dialect spelling of s'il vous plaît.
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To coat a metal surface with a thin layer of silver, often electrolytically.
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Origin of silver-plate

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

    From Wiktionary

  • From Wiktionary