- articles, esp. tableware, made of or plated with silver
- any metal tableware
The waiter sets the table with silverware.
The metal forks, spoons and knives that you keep in a drawer in the kitchen and use to eat your meals are an example of silverware.
- Hollowware and flatware made of or plated with silver.
- Metal eating and serving utensils.
(countable and uncountable, plural silverwares)
silver +"Ž -ware
- The majority of flatware and silverware is solid stainless steel, though there are variations that have handles made of plastic, mother of pearl or a composite material, while the working end of the flatware is still stainless steel.
- Court starts at nine o'clock, Dean said as he piled silverware on the kitchen counter.
- Were: combined textiles (not including flax, hemp and jute products) in 1900, $77,998,396; in 1905, $103,096, 311; foundry and machine shop products in 1900, $13,269,086; in 1905, $16,338,512; woollen goods in 1900, $5,330,550; in 1905, $8,163,167; rubber boots and shoes in 1 9 00, $8,034,417; electrical machinery, apparatus and supplies in 1900, $5,113,292; in 1905, $5,435,474; silversmithing and silverware in 1900, $4,249,190; in 1905, $5,323,264; gold and silver, reducing and refining (not from ore) in 1900, $3,484,454; in 1905, $4,260,698; cotton small wares in 1900, $2,379,500; in 1 905, $3,944, 60 7; hosiery and knit goods in 1900, $2,713,850; in 1905, $3,344,655; silk and silk goods in 1900, $1,311,333; in 1905, $2,555,986.
- The silverware needed polishing and the furniture could use a good dusting.
- She looked at him, then at the silverware, and picked a fork she recognized.