What does argent mean?

Definitions for argent
ˈɑr dʒəntar·gent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. argentadjective

    a metal tincture used in heraldry to give a silvery appearance

  2. argent, silver, silvery, silverishadjective

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

    "silvery hair"

Wiktionary

  1. argentnoun

    The metal silver.

  2. argentadjective

    of silver or silver-coloured.

  3. argentadjective

    of white or silver tincture on a coat of arms.

  4. Etymology: argent, from argentum

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Argentadjective

    Etymology: from argentum, Lat. silver.

    Rinaldo flings
    As swift as fiery light’ning kindled new,
    His argent eagle with her silver wings
    In field of azure, fair Erminia knew. Edward Fairfax, b. iii.

    In an argent field, the god of war
    Was drawn triumphant on his iron car. John Dryden, Fables.

    Those argent fields more likely habitants,
    Translated saints, or middle spirits hold,
    Betwixt th’ angelical and human kind. John Milton.

    Or ask of yonder argent fields above,
    Why Jove’s satellites are less than Jove. Alexander Pope, Ess. on Man.

Wikipedia

  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. The name derives from Latin argentum, translated as "silver" or "white metal". The word argent had the same meaning in Old French blazon, whence 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.

ChatGPT

  1. argent

    Argent typically refers to the use of silver in heraldry, representing the metal silver in coats of arms. It could also refer broadly to the color silver. In a historical context, it could refer to money or wealth in old French language. The term originates from the Latin word "argentum," meaning silver.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Argentnoun

    silver, or money

  2. Argentnoun

    whiteness; anything that is white

  3. Argentnoun

    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. Argentadjective

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

  5. Etymology: [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.]

Wikidata

  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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. argent

    This word means silver in French, and is always used in heraldry to designate that metal. In engraving English shields the part designated as argent is left white.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. ARGENT

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Argent is ranked #49546 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Argent surname appeared 424 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Argent.

    92.6% or 393 total occurrences were White.
    2.5% or 11 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.6% or 7 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.4% or 6 total occurrences were Black.

Anagrams for argent »

  1. garnet

  2. tanger

  3. garten

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Numerology

  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

Examples of argent in a Sentence

  1. 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.)

  2. Charles de LEUSSE:

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

  3. Werley Nortreus:

    Les États-Unis dépensent des milliards de dollars en militaires pour les guerres, mais ils ne peuvent pas donner aux dirigeants haïtiens honnêtes de l'argent pour développer Haïti, et pourtant ils ont dit qu'ils aimaient Haïti.

  4. 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.)

  5. Charles de LEUSSE:

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

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