What does cutlery mean?

Definitions for cutlery
ˈkʌt lə ricut·le·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cutter, cutlery, cutting toolnoun

    a cutting implement; a tool for cutting

  2. cutlery, eating utensilnoun

    tableware implements for cutting and eating food

GCIDE

  1. Cutlerynoun

    eating utensils such as knives, forks, and spoons.

Wiktionary

  1. cutlerynoun

    A collective ensemble of eating and serving utensils such as knives, forks and spoons.

  2. Etymology: From coutelerie (modern: coutellerie).

Wikipedia

  1. Cutlery

    Cutlery (also referred to as silverware, flatware, or tableware), includes any hand implement used in preparing, serving, and especially eating food in Western culture. A person who makes or sells cutlery is called a cutler. The city of Sheffield in England has been famous for the production of cutlery since the 17th century and a train – the Master Cutler – running from Sheffield to London was named after the industry. Bringing affordable cutlery to the masses, stainless steel was developed in Sheffield in the early 20th century.The major items of cutlery in Western culture are the knife, fork and spoon. These three implements first appeared together on tables in Britain in the Georgian era. In recent times, hybrid versions of cutlery have been made combining the functionality of different eating implements, including the spork (spoon / fork), spife (spoon / knife), and knork (knife / fork). The sporf or splade combines all three.

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  1. cutlery

    Cutlery refers to implements used for preparing, serving, and eating food. It typically includes knives, forks, and spoons, and can also encompass other tools like serving utensils, and special dining pieces such as butter knives or salad tongs. The term may also be used to refer collectively to silverware or flatware.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cutlerynoun

    the business of a cutler

  2. Cutlerynoun

    edged or cutting instruments, collectively

Wikidata

  1. Cutlery

    Cutlery refers to any hand implement used in preparing, serving, and especially eating food in the Western world. It is more usually known as silverware or flatware in the United States, where cutlery usually means knives and related cutting instruments. This is probably the original meaning of the word. Since silverware suggests the presence of silver, the term tableware has come into use. The major items of cutlery in the Western world are the knife, fork and spoon. In recent times, hybrid versions of cutlery have been made combining the functionality of different eating implements, including the spork, spife, and knork or the sporf which is all three.

Editors Contribution

  1. cutlery

    A variety of utensils created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.

    Cutlery is vital to eat certain types of food with.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 5, 2017  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cutlery in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cutlery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of cutlery in a Sentence

  1. Timothy Charles Montagu:

    My husband grew up knowing you should be fully dressed for meals, socks and shoes on, we set the table for breakfast, lunchand dinner. And when I say set the table, I meanset the table. We have placemats, all the cutlery out, the glasses, and we serve everyone as our guests.

  2. Ringo Starr:

    (We) thought ... we've got lots of furniture, we've got lots of cutlery ... and I thought let's make it really crazy and special ... like John's guitar, it's been played twice.

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