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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 ?
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.
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.
"How cold the kitchen utensils are!" he said to himself.
He made more than thirty happy with kitchen utensils; and thirty more with the contents of his cellar.
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.
These utensils would be placed on the fire, and in ten or fifteen minutes breakfast would be ready.
I then dispatched Sola to bring the bedding and such food and utensils as she might need, telling her that I would guard Dejah Thoris until her return.
All about them were other small fires sur- rounded by men with their little black utensils. From one of these near came sudden sharp voices in a row.