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[sil-ver-pleyt] /ˈsɪl vərˈpleɪt/
verb (used with object), silver-plated, silver-plating.
to coat (base metal) with silver, especially by electroplating.

silver plate

silver tableware.
a coating of silver, especially one electroplated on base metal.
Origin of silver plate
1520-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Historical Examples
  • And how came it that all this silver-plate had found its way into my pockets?

  • From sedan chairs to silver-plate their style was the vogue.

    Chats on Old Earthenware Arthur Hayden
  • His desires, however, were not limited to silver-plate engraving.

  • We forge the nickel for the pivot and capstan, and we silver-plate it ourselves.

    Chance in Chains Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • The three thousand francs were gone, with the silver-plate and the trinkets.

  • Again, Gobseck had refused free delivery of his silver-plate, and declined to guarantee the weights of his coffees.

    Gobseck Honore de Balzac
  • He even had his name engraved on the silver-plate, leaving a blank after the word "Died."

    The Story of a Bad Boy Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  • It seems that on one of the lines—I forget which—a large box full of silver-plate was despatched.

    The Iron Horse R.M. Ballantyne
  • A nation of reformers looks like a scourer of silver-plate—black all over and dingy, with making things white and brilliant.

    Anima Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge
British Dictionary definitions for silver-plate

silver plate

a thin layer of silver deposited on a base metal
articles, esp tableware, made of silver plate
(transitive) to coat (a metal, object, etc) with silver, as by electroplating
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