What does utensil mean?

Definitions for utensil
yuˈtɛn səluten·sil

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. utensilnoun

    an implement for practical use (especially in a household)


  1. utensilnoun

    An instrument or device for domestic use, in the kitchen, or in war.

  2. utensilnoun

    A small hand tool or material-handling implement specialized for specific types of processing such as is used in the kitchen or a laboratory.

  3. Etymology: Ultimately from utensilis.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Utensilnoun

    An instrument for any use, such as the vessels of the kitchen, or tools of a trade.

    Etymology: utensile, Fr. utensile, low Lat.

    Burn but his books; he has brave utensils,
    Which, when he has a house, he’ll deck withal. William Shakespeare.

    Mules after these, camels and dromedaries,
    And waggons fraught with utensils of war. John Milton.

    Tithes and lands given to God are never; and plate, vestments, and other sacred utensils, are seldom consecrated. South.

    The springs of life their former vigour feel;
    Such zeal he had for that vile utensil. Samuel Garth, Dispensary.


  1. utensil

    A utensil is a tool or implement, commonly used in a household or kitchen, designed for a specific purpose such as preparation, serving, or eating food. This can include items like knives, forks, spoons, spatulas, tongs, and more.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Utensilverb

    that which is used; an instrument; an implement; especially, an instrument or vessel used in a kitchen, or in domestic and farming business

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Utensil

    ū-ten′sil, n. an instrument or vessel used in common life. [Fr. utensile—L. utensilis, fit for use—uti, to use.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. utensil

    That which is used; an implement; an instrument; especially, an instrument or vessel used in a kitchen, or in domestic use. Utensils for camp and garrison are styled camp and garrison equipage, and are furnished by the quartermaster’s department.

Editors Contribution

  1. utensil

    A type of product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.

    Kitchen utensils are created in so many ways.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 17, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of utensil in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of utensil in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of utensil in a Sentence

  1. Robert Collier:

    Every contrivance of man, every tool, every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use, of each and every kind, evolved from a very simple beginning.

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