A utensil is a tool you can hold in your hand and use around the house. In the kitchen, common utensils are the knives, forks, and spoons that we hold in our hands and use to eat.

The word utensil comes from the Latin utensilia meaning "things for use." A pen is a writing utensil. A spatula is a cooking utensil. A scrub brush is a cleaning utensil. A knife is a cutting utensil. All of these objects can be held in your hand and are used to get something done.

Definitions of utensil
  1. noun
    an implement for practical use (especially in a household)
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    ceramic ware
    utensils made from ceramic material
    utensils made with copper
    a conically shaped utensil having a narrow tube at the small end; used to channel the flow of substances into a container with a small mouth
    kitchen utensil
    a utensil used in preparing food
    utensil used in serving food or drink
    cheese cutter
    a kitchen utensil (board or handle) with a wire for cutting cheese
    cookie cutter
    a kitchen utensil used to cut a sheet of cookie dough into desired shapes before baking
    cooking utensil, cookware
    a kitchen utensil made of material that does not melt easily; used for cooking
    ceramic ware made of porous clay fired at low heat
    utensil with sharp perforations for shredding foods (as vegetables or cheese)
    hardware utensils for use in a kitchen
    a kitchen utensil used for mashing (e.g. potatoes)
    mincer, mincing machine
    a kitchen utensil that cuts or chops food (especially meat) into small pieces
    a kitchen utensil that is used for mixing foods
    ceramic ware made of a more or less translucent ceramic
    clayware, pottery
    ceramic ware made from clay and baked in a kiln
    a kitchen utensil used for ricing soft foods by extruding them through small holes
    rolling pin
    utensil consisting of a cylinder (usually of wood) with a handle at each end; used to roll out dough
    a kitchen utensil that removes seeds from fruit
    a kitchen utensil for squeezing juice from fruit
    ceramic ware that is fired in high heat and vitrified and nonporous
    tea ball
    a kitchen utensil consisting of a perforated metal ball for making tea
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    instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
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