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. 

Butter knife 

a knife with a blunt, round end, used for spreading butter on bread:

Carving knife 

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 isome 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