Etymology
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utensil (n.)

late 14c., from Old French utensile "implement" (14c., Modern French ustensile), from Latin utensilia "materials, things for use," noun use of neuter plural of utensilis (adj.) "fit for use, of use, useful," from uti (see use (v.)).

updated on March 03, 2014

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Definitions of utensil from WordNet

utensil (n.)
an implement for practical use (especially in a household);
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.