Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

cutlery

[kuht-luh-ree]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. cutting instruments collectively, especially knives for cutting food.
  2. utensils, as knives, forks, and spoons, used at the table for serving and eating food.
  3. the trade or business of a cutler.

Origin of cutlery

1300–50; Middle English cutellerie < Middle French coutelerie; see cutler, -y3
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for cutleries

cutlery

noun
  1. implements used for eating, such as knives, forks, and spoons
  2. instruments used for cutting
  3. the art or business of a cutler
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for cutleries

cutlery

n.

mid-14c., from Old French coutelerie (13c., Modern French coutellerie) "cutting utensils," also "knife-making," from coutel "knife," from Latin cultellus (see cutlass).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper