Learner's definition of SILVERWARE
1 : objects (such as forks, knives, spoons, dishes, teapots, etc.) for serving food and drink that are made of or covered with silver 2 US : forks, knives, and spoons that are made of stainless steel, plastic, etc.
— called also flatware
3 British, informal : something (such as a large cup or trophy) that is given as a prize in a sports contest