Definition of Silver in English :

Define Silver in English

Silver meaning in English

Meaning of Silver in English

Pronunciation of Silver in English

Silver pronunciation in English

Pronounce Silver in English


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1. ag, atomic number 47, silver

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

coins made of silver

3. ash gray, ash grey, silver, silver gray, silver grey

a light shade of grey

4. flatware, silver

silverware eating utensils

5. silver, silver medal

a trophy made of silver (or having the appearance of silver) that is usually awarded for winning second place in a competition


6. silver

coat with a layer of silver or a silver amalgam

Example Sentences:
'silver the necklace'

7. silver

make silver in color

Example Sentences:
'Her worries had silvered her hair'

8. silver

turn silver

Example Sentences:
'The man's hair silvered very attractively'


9. silver

made from or largely consisting of silver

Example Sentences:
'silver bracelets'

10. silver, silvern, silvery

having the white lustrous sheen of silver

Example Sentences:
'a land of silver (or silvern) rivers where the salmon leap'
'repeated scrubbings have given the wood a silvery sheen'

11. argent, silver, silverish, silvery

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

Example Sentences:
'silvery hair'

12. eloquent, facile, fluent, silver, silver-tongued, smooth-spoken

expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively

Example Sentences:
'able to dazzle with his facile tongue'
'silver speech'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of silver
a very ductile malleable brilliant greyish-white element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal. It occurs free and in argentite and other ores: used in jewellery, tableware, coinage, electrical contacts, and in electroplating. Its compounds are used in photography. Symbol: Ag; atomic no: 47; atomic wt: 107.8682; valency: 1 or 2; relative density: 10.50; melting pt: 961.93°C; boiling pt: 2163°C
(as modifier)
a silver coin
▶ Related adjective: argent
coin made of, or having the appearance of, this metal
cutlery, whether made of silver or not
any household articles made of silver
5. photography
any of a number of silver compounds used either as photosensitive substances in emulsions or as sensitizers
a brilliant or light greyish-white colour
(as adjective)
silver hair
7.  short for silver medal
silver speech
9. (prenominal)
denoting the 25th in a series, esp an annual series
a silver wedding anniversary
10. (transitive)
to coat with silver or a silvery substance
to silver a spoon
to become or cause to become silvery in colour
to become or cause to become elderly

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see synonyms of silver
a soft, white, metallic chemical element that is extremely ductile and malleable, an excellent reflector of light, and the best metallic conductor of heat and electricity: it is a precious metal and is used in the manufacture of coins, jewelry, alloys, etc.: symbol, Ag; at. no., 47
see the periodic table of elements in the Reference Supplement
silver coin
money; riches; wealth
something, esp. tableware, made of or plated with silver; silverware
the lustrous, grayish-white color of silver
something having this color, as the material used in coating the back of a mirror
a salt of silver as used in photography, etc.
silver medal
made of, containing, or plated with silver
silver thread
of, based on, or having to do with silver
the silver standard
10.  US
of or advocating the adoption of silver as a standard of currency
having the color or luster of silver; silvery
having a silvery tone or sound
a silver tongue
marking or celebrating the 25th anniversary
verb transitive
to cover or coat with silver or something like silver
to make silvery in color
hair silvered with age
verb intransitive
to become silvery in color

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of silver
1. Symbol Ag A lustrous white, ductile, malleable metallic element, occurring both uncombined and in ores such as argentite, having the highest thermal and electrical conductivity of the metals. It is highly valued for jewelry, tableware, and other ornamental use and is widely used in coinage, photography, dental and soldering alloys, electrical contacts, and printed circuits. Atomic number 47; atomic weight 107.868; melting point 961.78°C; boiling point 2,162°C; specific gravity 10.50 (20°C); valence 1, 2. See Periodic Table.
2. This metallic element as a commodity or medium of exchange.
3. Coins made of this metallic element.
4. A medal made of silver awarded to one placing second in a competition, as in the Olympics.
a. Domestic articles, such as tableware, made of or plated with silver.
b. Tableware, especially eating and serving utensils, made of steel or another metal.
6. A lustrous medium gray.
7. A silver salt, especially silver nitrate, used to sensitize paper.
1. Made of or containing silver: a silver bowl; silver ore.
2. Resembling silver, especially in having a lustrous shine; silvery.
3. Of a lustrous medium gray: silver hair.
4. Having a soft, clear, resonant sound.
5. Eloquent; persuasive: a silver voice.
6. Favoring the adoption of silver as a standard of currency: the silver plank of the 1896 Democratic platform.
7. Of or constituting a 25th anniversary.
v. sil·vered, sil·ver·ing, sil·vers
1. To cover, plate, or adorn with silver or a similar lustrous substance.
2. To give a silver color to.
3. To coat (photographic paper) with a film of silver nitrate or other silver salt.
To become silvery.

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