Definition of place mat in English:

place mat

(also placemat)


  • A small mat beneath a place setting at a dining table.

    • ‘He had seated himself at our dark wood table where, earlier, she had set out a crocheted place mat with fork and knife and napkin.’
    • ‘The white place mat was topped by custom made bone china, pure white plate etched in silver at the rim.’
    • ‘More recently he's been blowing the cards up to 11-by-17 inches, about the size of a place mat.’
    • ‘The table is set with an A3 paper place mat and a pair of ominous looking chopsticks.’
    • ‘You can use paper plates, place mats, or cups for sorting your objects.’
    • ‘Bosses at the store sent the place mat away for testing but others remain on sale.’
    • ‘Complement your paint colour with accessories like decorative towels, copper pots and pans hung over a workspace and fun place mats for the table.’
    • ‘Wooden chairs with reclined backs and tables on which straw place mats rest are stained in sombre hues.’
    • ‘Now, however, the Shooter's drink menu, printed on a place mat, lists not shooters but instead Martinis, ice cream drinks, tropical drinks and coffee drinks.’
    • ‘Next I show the students a paper place mat saved from a McDonald's restaurant.’
    • ‘The kitchen table place mats still had price tags on them.’
    • ‘Leave the remainder of the ribbon loose to permit the place mat to be rolled up and tied.’
    • ‘The place mat illustration is not a photographic representation of actual clams, of course, but an airbrush painting.’
    • ‘There was a stack of plates, a cup, a place mat, a clock that was off by ten minutes, a box of tissues, a coat, and an odd looking lamp.’
    • ‘A little elbow grease, a nice place mat and some dishes, and the table awaited its diner.’
    • ‘Include a nice napkin in the bag, and keep a place mat or small tray and other accoutrements at your desk to help make the meal a pleasure.’
    • ‘They used this to produce bags, hats, ties, scarves, place mats and coasters.’
    • ‘Have everyone bring a vintage linen or favorite place mat to add pizzazz.’
    • ‘Enhance your feline's dining experience with glossy cat-faced bowls with matching nonskid-rubber paw print place mat.’
    • ‘‘Ugh, they always put too much chocolate in this,’ she grimaced, placing the steaming mug of Mochaccino down back on the Prussian blue Java Palace place mat.’
    table mat
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place mat

/ˈpleɪs ˌmæt//ˈplās ˌmat/