Definitions for Silverˈsɪl vər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a white, ductile metallic element, used for making mirrors, coins, ornaments, table utensils, photographic chemicals, and conductors.
Ref: Symbol: Ag; 2
coins made of this metal; specie; money:
a handful of silver.
this metal as a commodity or considered as a currency standard.
table articles, as flatware, made of or plated with silver.
flatware made of any metal.
something resembling this metal in color, luster, etc.
a lustrous grayish white or whitish gray.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Ref: silver medal.
(adj.)made of or plated with silver.
of or pertaining to silver.
producing or yielding silver.
of the color silver; silvery.
clear, soft, and ringing:
a silver tongue.
indicating the twenty-fifth event of a series, as a wedding anniversary.
urging the use of silver as a currency standard.
(v.t.)to coat with silver or some silverlike substance.
to give a silvery color to.
(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
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
coins made of silver
ash grey, ash gray, silver, silver grey, silver gray(noun)
a light shade of grey
silverware eating utensils
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
made from or largely consisting of silver
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"
argent, silver, silvery, silverish(adj)
of lustrous grey; covered with or tinged with the color of silver
eloquent, facile, fluent, silver, silver-tongued, smooth-spoken(verb)
expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively
"able to dazzle with his facile tongue"; "silver speech"
coat with a layer of silver or a silver amalgam
"silver the necklace"
make silver in color
"Her worries had silvered her hair"
"The man's hair silvered very attractively"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a light gray, shiny precious metal, or objects made from this
a bracelet made of silver; a collection of silver
a light gray color
the silver of her hair
a silver medal
determined to win the silver
A lustrous, white, metallic element, atomic number 47, atomic weight 107.87, symbol Ag.
Coins made from silver or any similar white metal.
Cutlery and other eating utensils, whether silver or made from some other white metal.
Any items made from silver or any other white metal.
Made from silver.
Made from another white metal.
Having a color like silver: a shiny gray.
Denoting the twenty-fifth anniversary, especially of a wedding.
for a silversmith or a rich man, or for someone having silvery gray hair or living by a silvery brook.
anglicised from the Jewish ornamental surname Silber.
from the metal, or transferred from the surname.
from the metal.
Origin: from siolfor, seolfor, from a Common Germanic *silubran.
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
coin made of silver; silver money
anything having the luster or appearance of silver
the color of silver
of or pertaining to silver; made of silver; as, silver leaf; a silver cup
bright; resplendent; white
giving a clear, ringing sound soft and clear
sweet; gentle; peaceful
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
to polish like silver; to impart a brightness to, like that of silver
to make hoary, or white, like silver
to acquire a silvery color
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
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Silver' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2647
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Silver' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3580
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.
- de prataPortuguese (BR)
- de plataSpanish
- d'argent, argentéFrench
- रजत, राजतHindi
- terbuat dari perakIndonesian
- d'argento; argenteoItalian
- sudraba-; sudrabainsLatvian
- دزرو، زري، دسپينو: سپين زروزمهPashto
- de prataPortuguese
- de argint; argintiuRomanian
- 銀製的，銀般的Chinese (Trad.)
- چاندی کا، روپہلے رنگ کاUrdu
- làm bằng bạc, trông như bạcVietnamese
- 银制的，像银的Chinese (Simp.)
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