• A family enjoying a meal, about 1650. Many of the eating and drinking vessels portrayed, together with much of the tableware, are types which have been excavated. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.)
    A family enjoying a meal, about 1650. Many of the eating and drinking vessels portrayed, together with much of the tableware, are types which have been excavated. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.)
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tableware articles for use at the table (dishes and silverware and glassware)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Sterling silver is not pure silver. Because pure silver is too soft to be used in most tableware it is mixed with copper in the proportion of 92.5 percent silver to 7.5 percent copper.
    • n Tableware Ware, or articles collectively, for use during meals, including, for example, dishes plates bowls knives forks, and spoons.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: During the Middle Ages, almost all beef, pork, mutton, and chicken were chopped fine. Forks were unknown at the time and the knife was a kitchen utensil rather that a piece of tableware.
    • n tableware Ware for use at table; the articles collectively which may be put upon the table for the service of meats.
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In literature:

The tableware is of tin and somewhat meager.
"The Twin Hells" by John N. Reynolds
And the tableware was much above ordinary, too.
"The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories" by Mark Twain
As the tableware was limited to three mugs and the Nansen cooker, we had to come in to deal with each course the moment it was ready.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
The trotting of feet bearing the repast; the click and clatter as the tableware is finally arranged!
"The History of Mr. Polly" by H. G. Wells
Pewter tableware was used, but the poor used tinware instead.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
She brought tableware and a glass of water.
"Sheila of Big Wreck Cove" by James A. Cooper
DESTRUCTION OF TABLEWARE or kitchen utensils by soldiers will be charged against their pay.
"Military Instructors Manual" by James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
Tableware was mostly of wood, though many had pewter, and the rich much silver.
"History of the United States, Vol. I (of VI)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Great quantities of silver are used for making jewelry and for tableware.
"Diggers in the Earth" by Eva March Tappan
We dined in a barn; of tableware, of viands, and of good cookery, there was a dismal scarcity.
"The Battle of New Orleans" by Zachary F. Smith
Wooden trenchers and wooden spoons were the earliest tableware in Virginia.
"Domestic Life in Virginia in the Seventeenth Century" by Annie Lash Jester
In the arts, silver is employed chiefly in the making of articles of luxury, such as jewelry and tableware.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
Blue and White Tableware.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
In the sala the rattling of plate and tableware was heard.
"Friars and Filipinos" by Jose Rizal
Cindy cut slices from a side of bacon and arranged the tableware.
"We Were There at the Oklahoma Land Run" by James Arthur Kjelgaard
The same chairs, the same little table, the same bedsteads and wardrobes, the same tableware.
"The Car That Went Abroad" by Albert Bigelow Paine
The meagreness of the furniture and tableware never struck her so forcibly as now, lost in the big new house.
"Rose of Dutcher's Coolly" by Hamlin Garland
Many of the glazes on modern tablewares are perfect for their purposes.
"Pottery, for Artists Craftsmen & Teachers" by George J. Cox
Hence this reckless display of tableware.
"Summer Cruising in the South Seas" by Charles Warren Stoddard
The technique itself was an old one, but its application in delicate tablewares was a novelty.
"The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia" by C. Malcolm Watkins

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