place setting


the group of dishes, silverware, glasses, etc., set at the place of each person at a meal.
a single group of such dishes or eating utensils sold as a unit.

Origin of place setting

First recorded in 1945–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for place-setting

place setting


the set of items of cutlery, crockery, and glassware laid for one person at a dining table
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Word Origin and History for place-setting



1939, from place (n.) + setting (n.).

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