To coat (an object) with a thin layer of silver, especially by electroplating.(verb-transitive)
American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Use "silver-plate" in a sentence
"Evans specialised in sterling silver and silver-plate for the table; not cutlery, which was a Sheffield trade, but in ornamental objects that many of us would now struggle to identify."
"Most silver-plate flatware sets sell for $40 to $75; sterling flatware sets go for $500 to $1,200 or more."
"By that standard, Fanciulli was one of the greats, having been immortalized in a trading-card equivalent, the silver-plate souvenir spoon."