Definitions for argentˈɑr dʒənt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the heraldic color silver or white.
Archaic. the metal silver.
(adj.)silvery; silvery white.
Origin of argent:
1400–50; late ME argentum < L: silver, money
a metal tincture used in heraldry to give a silvery appearance
argent, silver, silvery, silverish(adj)
of lustrous grey; covered with or tinged with the color of silver
The metal silver.
of silver or silver-coloured.
: of white or silver tincture on a coat of arms.
Origin: argent, from argentum
silver, or money
whiteness; anything that is white
the white color in coats of arms, intended to represent silver, or, figuratively, purity, innocence, beauty, or gentleness; -- represented in engraving by a plain white surface
made of silver; of a silvery color; white; shining
In heraldry, argent is the tincture of silver, and belongs to the class of light tinctures, called "metals". It is very frequently depicted as white and usually considered interchangeable with it. In engravings and line drawings, regions to be tinctured argent are either left blank or indicated with the abbreviation ar. in them. The name derives from Latin argentum, which derives from the Greek 'Αργυρος, translated as silver or white metal. The word argent had the same meaning in Old French blazon, from which it passed into the English language. In some historical depictions of coats of arms, a kind of silver leaf was applied to those parts of the device that were argent. Over time, the silver content of these depictions has tarnished and darkened. As a result, it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish regions that were intended as argent from those that were sable. This leaves a false impression that the rule of tincture has been violated in cases where, when applied next to a dark colour, argent now appears to be sable due to tarnish.
Translations for argent
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an element, a precious grey metal which is used in making jewellery, ornaments etc
The tray was made of solid silver.
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