What does argent mean?

Definitions for argentˈɑr dʒənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. argent(adj)

    a metal tincture used in heraldry to give a silvery appearance

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

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

    "silvery hair"


  1. argent(Noun)

    The metal silver.

  2. argent(Adjective)

    of silver or silver-coloured.

  3. argent(Adjective)

    : of white or silver tincture on a coat of arms.

  4. Origin: argent, from argentum

Webster Dictionary

  1. Argent(noun)

    silver, or money

  2. Argent(noun)

    whiteness; anything that is white

  3. Argent(noun)

    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

  4. Argent(adj)

    made of silver; of a silvery color; white; shining

  5. Origin: [F. argent, fr. L. argentum, silver; akin to Gr. 'a`rgyros silver, 'argo`s, 'argh`s, white, bright, Skr. rajata white, silver, raj to shine, Ir. arg white, milk, airgiod silver, money, and L. arguere to make clear. See Argue.]


  1. Argent

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Argent

    ärj′ent, adj. and n. silver, or like silver, silvery-white: (her.) the silver or white colour in armorial bearings: (poet.) esp. in compounds like argent-clear, argent-lidded.—adjs. Argent′al; Argentif′erous, bearing or containing silver; Ar′gentine, relating to or like silver: sounding like silver.—n. (nat. hist.) white metal coated with silver: a genus of small bony fishes with silvery sides, fished for the nacre which they contain. [Fr.—L. argentum, silver.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of argent in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of argent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charles de LEUSSE:

    Money doesn’t smell", but feels profiteers … ("L'argent n'a pas d'odeur", - Mais sent les profiteurs.)

  2. Charles de LEUSSE:

    Money has no smell", but smells the profiteers. ("L'argent n'a pas d'odeur", - Mais sent les profiteurs.) -

  3. Charles de LEUSSE:

    Money has no smell", ... but smells the profiteers. ("L'argent n'a pas d'odeur", ... - Mais sent les profiteurs.)”

  4. Charles de LEUSSE:

    Money opens many doors.The door of the coffin, among others. (L’argent ouvre bien des portes. - Celle du cercueil entre autres.)

  5. Charles de LEUSSE:

    The money opens many doors. That of the coffin, among other things. (L'argent ouvre de nombreuses portes. - Celle du cercueil, entre autres.)

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