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u·ten·sil

 (yo͞o-tĕn′səl)
n.
An implement or container used domestically, especially in a kitchen: hung cooking utensils on hooks by the stove.

[Middle English, from Old French utensile, from Latin ūtēnsilia, utensils, from neuter pl. of ūtēnsilis, fit for use, from ūtī, to use.]

utensil

(juːˈtɛnsəl)
n
an implement, tool, or container for practical use: writing utensils.
[C14 utensele, via Old French from Latin ūtēnsilia necessaries, from ūtēnsilis available for use, from ūtī to use]

u•ten•sil

(yuˈtɛn səl)

n.
1. any of the instruments or vessels commonly used in a kitchen, dairy, etc.: eating utensils.
2. any instrument, vessel, or tool serving a useful purpose.
[1325–75; Middle English (collective singular): household articles < Middle French < Latin ūtēnsilia]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.utensil - an implement for practical use (especially in a household)utensil - an implement for practical use (especially in a household)
ceramic ware - utensils made from ceramic material
copperware - utensils made with copper
funnel - a conically shaped utensil having a narrow tube at the small end; used to channel the flow of substances into a container with a small mouth
implement - instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
kitchen utensil - a utensil used in preparing food
server - utensil used in serving food or drink

utensil

noun implement, tool, instrument, aid, machine, device, mechanism, appliance, apparatus, gadget, gimmick (informal), contraption, gizmo (informal), contrivance The technique uses a single utensil to cook and serve.

utensil

noun
A device used to do work or perform a task:
Translations
أداةٌ أو وَعاءٌ مَنْزِلي
nádobínářadí
redskab
áhald
rakandas
darbarīkspiederums
orodjeposoda
âletkacakkapmutfak gerecitakım

utensil

[juːˈtensl] Nutensilio m
kitchen utensilsutensilios mpl de cocina; (= set) → batería f de cocina

utensil

[juːˈtɛnsəl] nustensile m
kitchen utensils → batterie f de cuisine
cooking utensils → ustensiles mpl de cuisine

utensil

nGerät nt, → Utensil nt

utensil

[juːˈtɛnsl] nutensile m

utensil

(juˈtensl) noun
an instrument or vessel used in everyday life. pots and pans and other kitchen utensils.
References in classic literature ?
These things were crowded with utensils of all sorts: frying pans, sauce pans, kettles, forks, knives, basting and soup spoons, nutmeg graters, sifters, colanders, meat saws, flat irons, rolling pins and many other things of a like nature.
A glass mask, which Jehan noticed among the utensils of alchemy, and which served no doubt, to protect the archdeacon's face when he was working over some substance to be dreaded, lay in one corner covered with dust and apparently forgotten.
Why, then, should he, who was going in quest of such treasure, set any store by the poor utensils of his past life?
On the sidewalk at the corner of the house Policeman Cleary was standing with one ear upturned, listening to the crash of household utensils.
Not an instant to lose; lock in my trunk all travelling utensils, coats, shirts, and stockings--without counting, as many as you can, and make haste.
Fragments of various household utensils were scattered about the floor.
As Ned remarked, it did look like a camping party, for in the canoes were tents, cooking utensils and, most important, mosquito canopies of heavy netting.
It includes kitchen and parlour, generally; but I believe at Wuthering Heights the kitchen is forced to retreat altogether into another quarter: at least I distinguished a chatter of tongues, and a clatter of culinary utensils, deep within; and I observed no signs of roasting, boiling, or baking, about the huge fireplace; nor any glitter of copper saucepans and tin cullenders on the walls.
The delicate little skeletons were lying in broken vaults and had their household gods and kitchen utensils with them.
Hunger for the moment overcame the little Prince's fears, and he set to with avidity upon the strange, rough fare, made doubly coarse by the rude utensils and the bare surroundings, so unlike the royal magnificence of his palace apartments.
A Dodson would not be taxed with the omission of anything that was becoming, or that belonged to that eternal fitness of things which was plainly indicated in the practice of the most substantial parishioners, and in the family traditions,--such as obedience to parents, faithfulness to kindred, industry, rigid honesty, thrift, the thorough scouring of wooden and copper utensils, the hoarding of coins likely to disappear from the currency, the production of first-rate commodities for the market, and the general preference of whatever was home-made.
Another great advantage proposed by this invention was, that it would serve as a universal language, to be understood in all civilised nations, whose goods and utensils are generally of the same kind, or nearly resembling, so that their uses might easily be comprehended.