Definitions for Silverˈsɪl vər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sil•verˈsɪl vər(n.)

  1. a white, ductile metallic element, used for making mirrors, coins, ornaments, table utensils, photographic chemicals, and conductors.

    Category: Chemistry

    Ref: Symbol: Ag; 2

  2. coins made of this metal; specie; money:

    a handful of silver.

    Category: Numismatics

  3. this metal as a commodity or considered as a currency standard.

    Category: Numismatics

  4. table articles, as flatware, made of or plated with silver.

  5. flatware made of any metal.

  6. something resembling this metal in color, luster, etc.

  7. a lustrous grayish white or whitish gray.

  8. Category: Common Vocabulary

    Ref: silver medal.

  9. (adj.)made of or plated with silver.

  10. of or pertaining to silver.

  11. producing or yielding silver.

  12. of the color silver; silvery.

  13. clear, soft, and ringing:

    silver sounds.

  14. eloquent; persuasive:

    a silver tongue.

  15. indicating the twenty-fifth event of a series, as a wedding anniversary.

  16. urging the use of silver as a currency standard.

  17. (v.t.)to coat with silver or some silverlike substance.

  18. to give a silvery color to.

  19. (v.i.)to become a silvery color.

Origin of silver:

bef. 900; ME silver(e), selver(e), OE siolfor (orig. n.), c. OHG sil(a)bar, ON silfr, Go silubr


Princeton's WordNet

  1. silver, Ag, atomic number 47(noun)

    a soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal; occurs in argentite and in free form; used in coins and jewelry and tableware and photography

  2. silver(noun)

    coins made of silver

  3. ash grey, ash gray, silver, silver grey, silver gray(noun)

    a light shade of grey

  4. flatware, silver(noun)

    silverware eating utensils

  5. silver medal, silver(adj)

    a trophy made of silver (or having the appearance of silver) that is usually awarded for winning second place in a competition

  6. silver(adj)

    made from or largely consisting of silver

    "silver bracelets"

  7. silver, silvern, silvery(adj)

    having the white lustrous sheen of silver

    "a land of silver (or silvern) rivers where the salmon leap"; "repeated scrubbings have given the wood a silvery sheen"

  8. argent, silver, silvery, silverish(adj)

    of lustrous grey; covered with or tinged with the color of silver

    "silvery hair"

  9. eloquent, facile, fluent, silver, silver-tongued, smooth-spoken(verb)

    expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively

    "able to dazzle with his facile tongue"; "silver speech"

  10. silver(verb)

    coat with a layer of silver or a silver amalgam

    "silver the necklace"

  11. silver(verb)

    make silver in color

    "Her worries had silvered her hair"

  12. silver(verb)

    turn silver

    "The man's hair silvered very attractively"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. silver(noun)ˈɪlvɚ

    a light gray, shiny precious metal, or objects made from this

    a bracelet made of silver; a collection of silver

  2. silverˈɪlvɚ

    a light gray color

    the silver of her hair

  3. silverˈɪlvɚ

    a silver medal

    determined to win the silver


  1. silver(Noun)

    A lustrous, white, metallic element, atomic number 47, atomic weight 107.87, symbol Ag.

  2. silver(Noun)

    Coins made from silver or any similar white metal.

  3. silver(Noun)

    Cutlery and other eating utensils, whether silver or made from some other white metal.

  4. silver(Noun)

    Any items made from silver or any other white metal.

  5. silver(Adjective)

    Made from silver.

  6. silver(Adjective)

    Made from another white metal.

  7. silver(Adjective)

    Having a color like silver: a shiny gray.

  8. silver(Adjective)

    Denoting the twenty-fifth anniversary, especially of a wedding.

  9. Silver(ProperNoun)

    for a silversmith or a rich man, or for someone having silvery gray hair or living by a silvery brook.

  10. Silver(ProperNoun)

    anglicised from the Jewish ornamental surname Silber.

  11. Silver(ProperNoun)

    from the metal, or transferred from the surname.

  12. Silver(ProperNoun)

    from the metal.

  13. Origin: from siolfor, seolfor, from a Common Germanic *silubran.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Silver(noun)

    a soft white metallic element, sonorous, ductile, very malleable, and capable of a high degree of polish. It is found native, and also combined with sulphur, arsenic, antimony, chlorine, etc., in the minerals argentite, proustite, pyrargyrite, ceragyrite, etc. Silver is one of the "noble" metals, so-called, not being easily oxidized, and is used for coin, jewelry, plate, and a great variety of articles. Symbol Ag (Argentum). Atomic weight 107.7. Specific gravity 10.5

  2. Silver(noun)

    coin made of silver; silver money

  3. Silver(noun)

    anything having the luster or appearance of silver

  4. Silver(noun)

    the color of silver

  5. Silver(adj)

    of or pertaining to silver; made of silver; as, silver leaf; a silver cup

  6. Silver(adj)

    resembling silver

  7. Silver(adj)

    bright; resplendent; white

  8. Silver(adj)

    precious; costly

  9. Silver(adj)

    giving a clear, ringing sound soft and clear

  10. Silver(adj)

    sweet; gentle; peaceful

  11. Silver(verb)

    to cover with silver; to give a silvery appearance to by applying a metal of a silvery color; as, to silver a pin; to silver a glass mirror plate with an amalgam of tin and mercury

  12. Silver(verb)

    to polish like silver; to impart a brightness to, like that of silver

  13. Silver(verb)

    to make hoary, or white, like silver

  14. Silver(verb)

    to acquire a silvery color


  1. Silver

    Silver is a chemical element with the chemical symbol Ag and atomic number 47. A soft, white, lustrous transition metal, it possesses the highest electrical conductivity of any element and the highest thermal conductivity of any metal. The metal occurs naturally in its pure, free form, as an alloy with gold and other metals, and in minerals such as argentite and chlorargyrite. Most silver is produced as a byproduct of copper, gold, lead, and zinc refining. Silver has long been valued as a precious metal, used in currency coins, to make ornaments, jewelry, high-value tableware and utensils and as an investment in the forms of coins and bullion. Silver metal is used industrially in electrical contacts and conductors, in mirrors and in catalysis of chemical reactions. Its compounds are used in photographic film and dilute silver nitrate solutions and other silver compounds are used as disinfectants and microbiocides. While many medical antimicrobial uses of silver have been supplanted by antibiotics, further research into clinical potential continues.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Silver

    Silver. An element with the atomic symbol Ag, atomic number 47, and atomic weight 107.87. It is a soft metal that is used medically in surgical instruments, dental prostheses, and alloys. Long-continued use of silver salts can lead to a form of poisoning known as ARGYRIA.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    A metallic form of opium, smoked by Presidential impossibilities.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Silver' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2647

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Silver' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3580

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Silver' in Nouns Frequency: #1150

Translations for Silver

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


made of, of the colour of, or looking like, silver

a silver brooch; silver stars/paint.

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