Utensil meaning

yo͝o-tĕnsəl
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A small hand tool or material-handling implement specialized for specific types of processing such as is used in the kitchen or a laboratory.
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An instrument or device for domestic use, in the kitchen, or in war.
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An implement or container used domestically, especially in a kitchen.

Hung cooking utensils on hooks by the stove.

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An implement or tool, as for use in farming.
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The definition of a utensil is a tool used for cooking, eating or other useful purpose.

A fork is an example of a utensil.

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Any implement or container ordinarily used as in a kitchen.
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Origin of utensil

  • Middle English from Old French utensile from Latin ūtēnsilia utensils from neuter pl. of ūtēnsilis fit for use from ūtī to use

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Ultimately from Latin utensilis (“usable").

    From Wiktionary