tableware

[ tey-buh l-wair ]
/ ˈteɪ bəlˌwɛər /

noun

the dishes, utensils, etc., used at the table.

Nearby words

  1. tablespoon,
  2. tablespoonful,
  3. tablet,
  4. tablet chair,
  5. tabletop,
  6. tablinum,
  7. tabloid,
  8. tabloid tv,
  9. taboo,
  10. tabooli

Origin of tableware

First recorded in 1825–35; table + ware1

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British Dictionary definitions for tableware

tableware

/ (ˈteɪbəlˌwɛə) /

noun

articles such as dishes, plates, knives, forks, etc, used at meals
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Word Origin and History for tableware

tableware

n.

1852, from table (n.) + ware.

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