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Princeton's WordNet

  1. silver agenoun

    (classical mythology) the second age of the world, characterized by opulence and irreligion; by extension, a period secondary in achievement to a golden age


  1. silver agenoun

    an historical period of great accomplishment in a field or a society, usually following, and not quite as good as, a golden age, and not as bad as an iron age.


  1. Silver age

    A silver age is a particular period within a history coming after a historical golden age, similarly prestigious and eventful but less so than the prior Golden Age. The name derives from the fact that the metal silver is valuable but less so than gold in many cultures.


  1. silver age

    The Silver Age generally refers to a historical period that is considered secondary in terms of achievement or culture compared to a previous Golden Age. The Silver Age can be applied to a variety of fields including literature, comic books, cinema, or the classical antiquity of Greece and Rome. The specific time period or characteristics of the Silver Age will vary depending on the context. For example, in terms of comics, the Silver Age refers to a period (1956 to circa 1970) noted for its artistic experimentation and creativity, whereas in classical mythology, the Silver Age is the second of the five "Ages of Man" described by Hesiod, representing a time of decline from the previous Golden Age.


  1. Silver age

    A silver age is a name often given to a particular period within a history, typically as a lesser and later successor to a golden age. In many cultures the metal silver is generally valuable but less so than gold.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Silver Age

    the age in the Greek mythology in succession to the Golden; gold being viewed as the reality, and silver the idle reflection. See Ages and Golden Age.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of silver age in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of silver age in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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