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utensils

utensils is a plural form of utensil

utensil

Definition:

an implement for practical use (especially in a household)

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

utensils

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

late Middle English (denoting domestic implements or vessels collectively): from...
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

utensil

an implement, tool, or container for practical use (8 of 327 words, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/utensils

Wikipedia:

Utensil [disambiguation]

may refer to: Kitchen utensil, one of the tools of cooking and baking -- cookware and bakeware | Eating utensil, a tool for shaping and carrying food to the mouth | A tool serving a set purpose | Dragon Throne, also called the "divine utensil" -- the ... (42 of 131 words, 5 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Utensil

Merriam-Webster:

utensil | device [synonym, sense-specific] | instrument [synonym, sense-specific] | tool [synonym, sense-specific] | implement [synonym, sense-specific] | apparatus [similar, sense-specific] | appliance [similar, sense-specific] | mechanism [similar, sense-specific] | contraption [similar, sense-specific] | ...

an implement, instrument, or vessel used in a household and especially a kitchen | a useful tool or implement (18 of 110 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/utensil

Oxford Dictionary:

utensil

a tool, container, or other article, especially for household use (10 of 71 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/utensil

Wiktionary:

utensil | utensils [plural] | housewares [North American, domestic, plural] | instrument [synonym, sense-specific]

An instrument or device for domestic use, in the kitchen, or in war. | A small hand tool or material-handling implement specialized for specific types of processing such as is used in the kitchen or a laboratory. (36 of 57 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/utensil

New World Dictionary:

utensil

any implement or container ordinarily used as in a kitchen | an implement or tool, as for use in farming (19 of 45 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/utensil

American Heritage Dictionary:

utensil

An instrument, implement, or container used domestically, especially in a kitchen. (11 of 41 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/utensil

Macmillan British Dictionary:

utensil [countable] | utensils [plural]

something that you use for cooking or eating with (9 of 40 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/utensil

Random House Dictionary:

utensil

any of the instruments or vessels commonly used in a kitchen, dairy, etc.. | any instrument, vessel, or tool serving a useful purpose. (22 of 39 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/utensil

Cambridge Dictionary:

utensil

a tool with a particular use, especially in a kitchen or house (12 of 31 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/utensil

Encarta Dictionary:

utensil | utensils [plural]

a tool or container, especially one used in a kitchen (10 of 34 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861708890​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

utensil

Origin: late Middle English (denoting domestic implements or vessels collectively): from Old French utensile, from medieval Latin, neuter of Latin ... (19 of 27 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/utensil

Online Etymology:

utensil

First use: late 14th century

Origin: Old French utensile "implement", from Latin utensilia "materials, things for use", noun use of neuter plural of utensilis "fit for use", from uti.

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=utensil

Merriam-Webster:

utensil

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, vessels for domestic use, from Middle French utensile, from Latin utensilia, from neuter plural of utensilis useful, from uti to use

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/utensil

New World Dictionary:

utensil

Origin: Middle English utensele from Middle French utensile from Latin utensilia, materials, utensils from neuter plural of ... (16 of 24 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/utensil

American Heritage Dictionary:

utensil

Origin: Middle English, from Old French utensile, from Latin ūtēnsilia, utensils, from neuter plural of ūtēnsilis, fit for use, from ūtī, to use.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/utensil

Collins Dictionary:

utensil

First use: 14th century

Origin: utensele, via Old French from Latin ūtēnsilia necessaries, from ūtēnsilis available for use, from ūtī to use

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/utensil

Wiktionary:

utensil | utensils [plural]

Origin: Ultimately from Latin utensilis ("usable").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/utensil

Encarta Dictionary:

utensil | utensils [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Old French utensile from Latin utensilis "usable" from uti "to use"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861708890​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

utensil | utensils [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "utensil"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/utensil

Collins Dictionary:

utensil

Audio: British English pronunciation of "utensil"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/utensil

Macmillan British Dictionary:

utensil [countable] | utensils [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "utensil"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/utensil

Macmillan American Dictionary:

utensil [countable] | utensils [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "utensil"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/utensil

Cambridge Dictionary:

utensil

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "utensil"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "utensil"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/utensil

the Free Dictionary:

utensil

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "utensil"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "utensil"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "utensil" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/utensil

Google Dictionary:

utensil | utensils [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "utensil"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

utensil

Audio: North American pronunciation of "utensil"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=utensi​01 word=utensil

YourDictionary Audio:

utensil

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "utensil" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/utensil

freedictionary.org:

utensil

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "utensil" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=utensil

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