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Meaning & Definition of Silver in English

English

Silver

/sɪlvər/

noun

1. 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
    synonym:
  • silver
  • ,
  • Ag
  • ,
  • atomic number 47

2. Coins made of silver

    synonym:
  • silver

3. A light shade of grey

    synonym:
  • ash grey
  • ,
  • ash gray
  • ,
  • silver
  • ,
  • silver grey
  • ,
  • silver gray

4. Silverware eating utensils

    synonym:
  • flatware
  • ,
  • silver

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

    synonym:
  • silver medal
  • ,
  • silver

verb

1. Coat with a layer of silver or a silver amalgam

  • "Silver the necklace"
    synonym:
  • silver

2. Make silver in color

  • "Her worries had silvered her hair"
    synonym:
  • silver

3. Turn silver

  • "The man's hair silvered very attractively"
    synonym:
  • silver

adjective

1. Made from or largely consisting of silver

  • "Silver bracelets"
    synonym:
  • silver

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • silver
  • ,
  • silvern
  • ,
  • silvery

3. Of lustrous grey

  • Covered with or tinged with the color of silver
  • "Silvery hair"
    synonym:
  • argent
  • ,
  • silver
  • ,
  • silvery
  • ,
  • silverish

4. Expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively

  • "Able to dazzle with his facile tongue"
  • "Silver speech"
    synonym:
  • eloquent
  • ,
  • facile
  • ,
  • fluent
  • ,
  • silver
  • ,
  • silver-tongued
  • ,
  • smooth-spoken

Examples of using

Freedom weighs more than silver and gold.
He won a silver medal.
They won the silver medal.