[syn: discus, saucer]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Saucer \Sau"cer\, n. [F. sauci[`e]re, from sauce. See Sauce.]
1. A small pan or vessel in which sauce was set on a table.
2. A small dish, commonly deeper than a plate, in which a cup
is set at table.
3. Something resembling a saucer in shape. Specifically:
(a) A flat, shallow caisson for raising sunken ships.
(b) A shallow socket for the pivot of a capstan.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: something with a round shape resembling a flat circular
plate; "the moon's disk hung in a cloudless sky" [syn:
disk, disc, saucer]
2: a small shallow dish for holding a cup at the table
3: directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for
microwave or radio frequency radiation [syn: dish, dish
aerial, dish antenna, saucer]
4: a disk used in throwing competitions [syn: discus,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
39 Moby Thesaurus words for "saucer":
O, annular muscle, annulus, areola, aureole, chaplet, circle,
circuit, circumference, circus, closed circle, corona, coronet,
crown, cycle, diadem, discus, disk, eternal return, fairy ring,
garland, glory, halo, lasso, logical circle, loop, looplet,
magic circle, noose, orbit, radius, ring, rondelle, round, roundel,
sphincter, vicious circle, wheel, wreath