What does Silver mean?

Definitions for Silver
ˈsɪl vərSil·ver

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Silver.

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"


  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

  15. Origin: [OE. silver, selver, seolver, AS. seolfor, siolfur, siolufr, silofr, sylofr; akin to OS. silubar, OFries. selover, D. zilver, LG. sulver, OHG. silabar, silbar, G. silber, Icel. silfr, Sw. silfver, Dan. slv, Goth. silubr, Russ. serebro, Lith. sidabras; of unknown origin.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Silver

    sil′vėr, n. a soft white metal, capable of a high polish: money made of silver: anything having the appearance of silver.—adj. made of silver: resembling silver: white: bright: precious: gentle: having a soft and clear tone: of high rank, but still second to the highest.—v.t. to cover with silver: to make like silver: to make smooth and bright: to make silvery.—v.i. to become silvery.—ns. Sil′ver-bath (phot.), a solution of silver-nitrate for sensitising collodion-plates for printing; Sil′ver-beat′er, one who beats out silver into thin foil.—adjs. Sil′ver-black, black silvered over with white; Sil′ver-bright (Shak.), as bright as silver; Sil′ver-bus′kined, having buskins adorned with silver.—ns. Sil′ver-fir, a coniferous tree of the genus Abies, whose leaves show two silvery lines on the under side; Sil′ver-fish, a name given to the atherine, to artificially bred gold-fish, the sand-smelt, the tarpon: any species of Lepisma, a thysanurous insect—also Bristletail, Walking-fish, Silver-moth, Shiner, &c.; Sil′ver-fox, a species of fox found in northern regions, having a rich and valuable fur; Sil′ver-glance, native silver sulphide; Sil′ver-grain, the medullary rays in timber.—adjs. Sil′ver-gray, having a gray or bluish-gray colour; Sil′ver-haired, having white or lustrous gray hair; Sil′ver-head′ed, having a silver head: with white hair.—ns. Sil′veriness, the state of being silvery; Sil′vering, the operation of covering with silver: the silver so used.—v.t. Sil′verise, to coat or cover with silver:—pr.p. sil′verīsing; pa.p. sil′verīsed.ns. Sil′verite, one who opposes the demonetisation of silver; Sil′ver-leaf, silver beaten into thin leaves; Sil′verling (B.), a small silver coin.—adv. Sil′verly (Shak.), with the appearance of silver.—adjs. Sil′vern, made of silver; Sil′ver-plā′ted, plated with silver.—n. Sil′ver-print′ing, the production of photographic prints by the use of a sensitising salt of silver.—adj. Sil′ver-shaft′ed, carrying silver arrows, as Diana.—ns. Sil′versmith, a smith who works in silver; Sil′ver-stick, an officer of the royal palace—from his silvered wand.—adjs. Sil′ver-tongued, plausible, eloquent; Sil′ver-voiced (Shak.), having a clear, sweet voice like the sound of a silver musical instrument; Sil′ver-white (Shak.), white like silver; Sil′very, covered with silver: resembling silver: white: clear, soft, mellow. [A.S. silfer, seolfor; Ice. silfr, G

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. silver

    A type of color.

    Silver is a great color for interior design.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 12, 2020  
  2. silver

    A type of natural occurring metallic element with a known and used atomic number and symbol.

    Silver is used industrially in electrical contacts and conductors, in specialized mirrors, window coatings, and in catalysis of chemical reactions. Silver compounds are used in photographic film and X-rays.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 9, 2017  

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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

Anagrams for Silver »

  1. sliver

  2. livers

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Silver in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Silver in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Silver in a Sentence

  1. Phineas Taylor Barnum:

    Every crowd has a silver lining.

  2. Jerry Garcia:

    Every silver lining has a touch of grey.

  3. esther clerici:

    i will never trade gold for silver again.

  4. Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean:

    Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

  5. Shahrukh Khan:

    You never win the silver. You only lose the gold.

Images & Illustrations of Silver

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