AskDefine | Define tableware

Dictionary Definition

tableware n : articles for use at the table (dishes and silverware and glassware)

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. The cutlery, crockery and glassware used in setting a table for a meal.

Extensive Definition

Tableware includes the dishes, glassware, cutlery, and eating utensils (knives, forks, and spoons) used to set a table for eating a meal. The nature, variety, and number of objects varies from culture to culture, and may vary from meal to meal.
tableware in Macedonian: Сервис за јадење
tableware in Polish: Zastawa stołowa
tableware in Chinese: 餐具

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

appliances, brassware, chinaware, clayware, copperware, cutlery, dining utensils, dinnerware, durable goods, durables, earthenware, enamelware, fixtures, flat silver, flatware, forks, glassware, graniteware, hard goods, hardware, hollow ware, housefurnishings, housewares, ironmongery, ironware, kitchenware, knives, metalware, ovenware, silver, silver plate, silverware, spoons, sporting goods, stainless-steel ware, stoneware, tablespoon, teaspoon, tinware, tools and machinery, white goods, woodenware
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