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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
References in classic literature ?
But, the little shop is so excessively dark, is stuck so full of black shelves and brackets and nooks and corners, that he sees Mr Venus's cup and saucer only because it is close under the candle, and does not see from what mysterious recess Mr Venus produces another for himself until it is under his nose.
She pointed to Miss Ladd's cat, fast asleep by the side of an empty saucer.
As if too hot for her lips, she filled her saucer with the greasy-looking, nondescript fluid, and continued her set glare, her breast rising and falling with staccato, mechanical movement.
It happened that nothing called Lydgate out of the room; but when Rosamond poured out the tea, and Will came near to fetch it, she placed a tiny bit of folded paper in his saucer.
I had tried it several times, and David saw and promptly did his frog business, the while, with an indescribable emotion, I produced a night-light from my pocket and planted it in a saucer on the wash- stand.
Sedley that a muffin and a quantity of orange marmalade spread out in a little cut-glass saucer would be peculiarly agreeable refreshments to Amelia in her most interesting situation.
And he himself brought her the golden-brown bouillon, in a dainty Sevres cup, with a flaky cracker or two on the saucer.
At first she sat silent; but that could not last: she had resolved to make a pet of her little cousin, as she would have him to be; and she commenced stroking his curls, and kissing his cheek, and offering him tea in her saucer, like a baby.
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.
Ivanushka, sipping out of her saucer, looked with sly womanish eyes from under her brows at the young men.
It would leave a tiny hole where it entered, but the hole where it emerged would be the size of a saucer.
Now,' said Mr Swiveller, putting two sixpences into a saucer, and trimming the wretched candle, when the cards had been cut and dealt, 'those are the stakes.