At the dining table
a wide round dish with an open top, used for eating, serving or preparing food:
- I ate a bowl of cereal for breakfast.
- In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients.
a knife with a blunt, round end, used for spreading butter on bread:
a long sharp knife that is used for cutting cooked meat:
- The carving knife needs sharpening.
a pair of thin sticks held together in one hand and used in some Asian countries for eating food:
- She wants to eat with chopsticks.
mainly British English. plates, cups, bowls, etc. used for serving food and drink:
- I keep my crockery in the cupboard.
American English silverware
knives, forks, and spoons used for eating food:
- On the small table, the plates and cutlery had been arranged in order.
a spoon of medium size that is used for eating desserts. It is smaller than a tablespoon and larger than a teaspoon.
a shallow container, flatter than a bowl, used for serving or cooking food:
- a baking/serving dish
a small, round piece paper or cloth with a pattern of tiny holes in it, that you put on plates under cakes:
- a fish knife
a knife with a wide flat blade and a round edge, used for eating fish:
a small tool with a handle and three or four prongs [=sharp points], used for picking up and eating food:
- I eat pizza with a knife and fork.
Objects made of glass, especially used for drinking:
a tool consisting of a sharp blade and a handle, used for cutting or as a weapon:
- Use a sharp knife to cut the steak.
a large deep spoon with a long handle, used for serving liquids:
British English also serviette
a piece of cloth or paper used at a meal to clean the fingers or lips and to protect the clothes:
a flat and round dish that you eat from:
- a dinner/salad plate