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sau·cer

 (sô′sər)
n.
1. A small shallow dish having a slight circular depression in the center for holding a cup.
2. An object similar in shape to a saucer.

[Middle English, sauce dish, from Old French saussier, from sauce, sauce; see sauce.]

saucer

(ˈsɔːsə)
n
1. (Cookery) a small round dish on which a cup is set
2. (Cookery) any similar dish
[C14: from Old French saussier container for sauce]
ˈsaucerful n
ˈsaucerless adj

sau•cer

(ˈsɔ sər)

n.
1. a small, round, shallow dish for holding a cup.
2. something resembling a saucer.
[1300–50; < Old French saussier.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.saucer - something with a round shape resembling a flat circular platesaucer - something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate; "the moon's disk hung in a cloudless sky"
intervertebral disc, intervertebral disk - a fibrocartilaginous disc serving as a cushion between all of the vertebrae of the spinal column (except between the first two)
round shape - a shape that is curved and without sharp angles
dot, point - a very small circular shape; "a row of points"; "draw lines between the dots"
2.saucer - a small shallow dish for holding a cup at the table
flatware - tableware that is relatively flat and fashioned as a single piece
3.saucer - directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiationsaucer - directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation
directional antenna - an antenna that transmits or receives signals only in a narrow angle
microwave radar, radar, radio detection and ranging, radiolocation - measuring instrument in which the echo of a pulse of microwave radiation is used to detect and locate distant objects
radio reflector, radio telescope - astronomical telescope that picks up electromagnetic radiations in the radio-frequency range from extraterrestrial sources
scanner - a radar dish that rotates or oscillates in order to scan a broad area
4.saucer - a disk used in throwing competitions
disk, disc - a flat circular plate
sports equipment - equipment needed to participate in a particular sport
Translations
podšálektalířek
underkoptallerken
lautanen
tanjurić
csészealj
undirskál
受け皿
받침 접시
lėkštelė
apakštase
tanierik
krožniček
tefat
จานรอง
đĩa nhỏ

saucer

[ˈsɔːsəʳ] Nplatillo m

saucer

[ˈsɔːsər] n (for cup)soucoupe f

saucer

nUntertasse f

saucer

[ˈsɔːsəʳ] npiattino

saucer

(ˈsoːsə) noun
a small shallow dish for placing under a cup. Could you bring me another cup and saucer?

saucer

صَحْنُ الفِنْجَان podšálek underkop Untertasse πιατάκι φλιτζανιού platillo, plato pequeño lautanen soucoupe tanjurić piattino 受け皿 받침 접시 schotel skål spodek pires блюдце tefat จานรอง fincan tabağı đĩa nhỏ 茶托
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There's salt here," said Laurie, as he handed Jo a saucer of berries.
And he himself brought her the golden-brown bouillon, in a dainty Sevres cup, with a flaky cracker or two on the saucer.
It was not over yet, Jurgis learned--he heard Ona crying still; and meantime Madame Haupt removed her bonnet and laid it on the mantelpiece, and got out of her bag, first an old dress and then a saucer of goose grease, which she proceeded to rub upon her hands.
When the play was done, a youth in his shirt-sleeves started around with a small copper saucer to make a collection.
Why my hand shook, and why I involuntarily spilt half the contents of my cup into my saucer, I did not choose to consider.
Edgar had made a slop in his saucer, and scarcely swallowed a mouthful.
Even when she brought him his tea; and when, in doing so, her self-control gave way under the temptation which no woman can resist -- the temptation of touching the man she loves -- even then, she held the saucer so dexterously that it screened her hand.
I hope they'll remember her saucer of milk at tea-time.
She borrowed a small saucer, and scooped up the dough with her paws.
The moment the housekeeper saw them she turned about and ran out of the room, and came back immediately with a saucer of holy water and a sprinkler, saying, "Here, your worship, senor licentiate, sprinkle this room; don't leave any magician of the many there are in these books to bewitch us in revenge for our design of banishing them from the world.
Joseph Smollet at home and in his shirtsleeves, taking a late tea out of a saucer.
Passepartout was ravished to behold this celebrated place, and thought that, with its circular walls and dismantled fort, it looked like an immense coffee-cup and saucer.