silverware etymology

English word silverware comes from English silver, English -ware

Detailed word origin of silverware

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
silver English (eng) (of commercial services) Premium, but inferior to gold.. Denoting the twenty-fifth anniversary, especially of a wedding.. Having a color like silver: a shiny gray.. Made from another white metal.. Made from silver. (collectively) Any items made from silver or any other white metal.. (collectively) Coins made from silver or any similar white metal.. (collectively) Cutlery and other eating [...]
-ware English (eng) Used to form nouns denoting, collectively, items made from a particular substance.. Used to form nouns denoting, collectively, items of a particular kind or for a particular use. Used to form mass nouns denoting specific classes of computer software, based on use, function, or method of distribution.
silverware English (eng) (US) knives, forks and spoons. (sports) trophies, success in a competition.. Anything made from silver.. Anything with a silvery colour.

Words with the same origin as silverware

Descendants of -ware
hardware software