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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 ?
Though her mode of doing everything was peculiarly meandering and circuitous, and without any sort of calculation as to time and place,--though her kitchen generally looked as if it had been arranged by a hurricane blowing through it, and she had about as many places for each cooking utensil as there were days in the year,--yet, if one would have patience to wait her own good time, up would come her dinner in perfect order, and in a style of preparation with which an epicure could find no fault.
It was one of his daily tasks to fetch his water from a well a couple of fields off, and for this purpose, ever since he came to Raveloe, he had had a brown earthenware pot, which he held as his most precious utensil among the very few conveniences he had granted himself.
At present, really, the light he had set down on the mantel of the next room would have to figure his sword; which utensil, in the course of a minute, he had taken the requisite number of steps to possess himself of.
The meaner the type by which a law is expressed, the more pungent it is, and the more lasting in the memories of men: just as we choose the smallest box or case in which any needful utensil can be carried.
He seized instead a table utensil and struck the gong, and when the slaves came bade them bring the strongest brew for O-Tar and his chiefs.
seem to imply that the usefulness of this utensil is not limited to
The rays of the soul alight first on things nearest, on every utensil and toy, on nurses and domestics, on the house and yard and passengers, on the circle of household acquaintance, on politics and geography and history.
Clutching the woodwork of the galley for support,--and I confess the grease with which it was scummed put my teeth on edge,--I reached across a hot cooking-range to the offending utensil, unhooked it, and wedged it securely into the coal-box.
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.
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.
Your worship may undress and dress in private and in your own way, as you please and when you please, for there will be no one to hinder you; and in your chamber you will find all the utensils requisite to supply the wants of one who sleeps with his door locked, to the end that no natural needs compel you to open it.