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Definitions of saucer

  1. a small shallow dish for holding a cup at the table Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A small pan or vessel in which sauce was set on a table. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A small dish, commonly deeper than a plate, in which a cup is set at table. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Something resembling a saucer in shape. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A flat, shallow caisson for raising sunken ships. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A shallow socket for the pivot of a capstan. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A shallow piece of china, etc., in which a cup is placed; anything like a saucer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. The shallow platter for a tea or coffee cup: (orig.) a small vessel to hold sauce. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Shallow vessel to hold a cup. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. A small dish for holding a cup, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A piece of china or other ware, in which a tea-cup or coffee-cup is set; formerly, a saucepan for the table. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. A little dish to hold sauce; a shallow piece of earthenware in which a cup is set. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for saucer

  1. Then they looked for the saucer and the apple, and could not find them. – Old Peter's Russian Tales by Arthur Ransome
  2. There was a walnut drop- head sewing- machine on which a pink saucer of some black liquid fly- poison stood. – Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories by Kathleen Norris