Definition of Silver

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Ag, Atomic Number 47
Generic synonyms: Noble Metal, Conductor
Substance meronyms: Argentite, Sterling Silver
Specialized synonyms: Coin Silver
Derivative terms: Silvery



2. Verb. Coat with a layer of silver or a silver amalgam. "Silver the necklace"
Generic synonyms: Plate

3. Adjective. Made from or largely consisting of silver. "Silver bracelets"
Similar to: Metal, Metallic

4. Noun. Coins made of silver.
Generic synonyms: Precious Metal
Terms within: Ag, Atomic Number 47

5. Verb. Make silver in color. "Her worries had silvered her hair"

6. Adjective. Having the white lustrous sheen of silver. "Repeated scrubbings have given the wood a silvery sheen"
Exact synonyms: Silvern, Silvery
Similar to: Bright

7. Noun. A light shade of grey.
Exact synonyms: Ash Gray, Ash Grey, Silver Gray, Silver Grey
Generic synonyms: Gray, Grayness, Grey, Greyness
Derivative terms: Silvery

8. Verb. Turn silver. "The man's hair silvered very attractively"
Generic synonyms: Color, Colour, Discolor, Discolour

9. Adjective. Of lustrous grey; covered with or tinged with the color of silver. "Silvery hair"
Exact synonyms: Argent, Silverish, Silvery
Similar to: Achromatic, Neutral
Derivative terms: Argent

10. Noun. Silverware eating utensils.
Exact synonyms: Flatware
Generic synonyms: Silverware

11. Adjective. Expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively. "Silver speech"

12. Noun. A trophy made of silver (or having the appearance of silver) that is usually awarded for winning second place in a competition.
Exact synonyms: Silver Medal
Generic synonyms: Prize, Trophy

Definition of Silver

1. n. A soft white metallic element, sonorous, ductile, very malleable, and capable of a high degree of polish. It is found native, and also combined with sulphur, arsenic, antimony, chlorine, etc., in the minerals argentite, proustite, pyrargyrite, ceragyrite, etc. Silver is one of the "noble" metals, so-called, not being easily oxidized, and is used for coin, jewelry, plate, and a great variety of articles. Symbol Ag (Argentum). Atomic weight 107.7. Specific gravity 10.5.

2. a. Of or pertaining to silver; made of silver; as, silver leaf; a silver cup.

3. v. t. To cover with silver; to give a silvery appearance to by applying a metal of a silvery color; as, to silver a pin; to silver a glass mirror plate with an amalgam of tin and mercury.

4. v. i. To acquire a silvery color.

Definition of Silver

1. Proper noun. (surname A=An English from=Middle English dot=) for a silversmith or a rich man, or for someone having silvery gray hair or living by a silvery brook. ¹

2. Proper noun. (surname from=German dot=) anglicised from the (etyl de) Jewish ornamental surname (term Silber lang=de). ¹

3. Proper noun. (English male given name) from the metal, or transferred from the surname. ¹

4. Proper noun. (English female given name) from the metal. ¹

5. Noun. A lustrous, white, metallic element, atomic number 47, atomic weight 107.87, symbol Ag. ¹

6. Noun. (qualifier collectively) Coins made from silver or any similar white metal. ¹

7. Noun. (qualifier collectively) Cutlery and other eating utensils, whether silver or made from some other white metal. ¹

8. Noun. (qualifier collectively) Any items made from silver or any other white metal. ¹

9. Noun. A shiny gray color. ¹

10. Adjective. Made from silver. ¹

11. Adjective. Made from another white metal. ¹

12. Adjective. Having a color like silver: a shiny gray. ¹

13. Adjective. Denoting the twenty-fifth anniversary, especially of a wedding. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Silver

1. to cover with silver (a metallic element) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Silver

1. 1. A soft white metallic element, sonorous, ductile, very malleable, and capable of a high degree of polish. It is found native, and also combined with sulphur, arsenic, antimony, chlorine, etc, in the minerals argentite, proustite, pyrargyrite, ceragyrite, etc. Silver is one of the "noble" metals, so-called, not being easily oxidized, and is used for coin, jewelry, plate, and a great variety of articles. Symbol Ag (Argentum). Atomic weight 107.7. Specific gravity 10.5. Silver was known under the name of luna to the ancients and also to the alchemists. Some of its compounds, as the halogen salts, are remarkable for the effect of light upon them, and are used in photography. 2. Coin made of silver; silver money. 3. Anything having the luster or appearance of silver. 4. The colour of silver. Silver is used in the formation of many compounds of obvious meaning; as, silver-armed, silver-bright, silver-buskined, silver-coated, silver-footed, silver-haired, silver-headed, silver-mantled, silver-plated, silver-slippered, silver-sounding, silver-studded, silver-tongued, silver-white. See Silver, Black silver See Argentine. Origin: OE. Silver, selver, seolver, AS. Seolfor, siolfur, siolufr, silofr, sylofr; akin to OS. Silubar, OFries. Selover, D. Zilver, LG. Sulver, OHG. Silabar, silbar, G. Silber, Icel. Silfr, Sw. Silfver, Dan. Solv, Goth. Silubr, Russ. Serebro, Lith. Sidabras; of unknown origin. 1. Of or pertaining to silver; made of silver; as, silver leaf; a silver cup. 2. Resembling silver. Specifically: Bright; resplendent; white. "Silver hair." "Others, on silver lakes and rivers, bathed Their downy breast." (Milton) Precious; costly. Giving a clear, ringing sound soft and clear. "Silver voices." . Sweet; gentle; peaceful. "Silver slumber." . American silver fir, A lepisma. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Silver

silurist
silurists
siluroid
siluroidei
siluroids
silurus
silva
silvae
silvan
silvanite
silvans
silvas
silvate
silvates
silvatic
silver
silver-ammoniacal silver stain
silver-bell tree
silver-bush
silver-fork deformity
silver-fork fracture
silver-grey
silver-lace
silver-leaved nettle
silver-leaved nightshade
silver-leaved poplar
silver-plate
silver-plated
silver-tin alloy
silver-tip

Literary usage of Silver

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Silver is very malleable and ductile, being surpassed only by gold in these ... It can be rolled into sheets 1/1000 inch thick, and silver foil is made thin ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"But if silver is present, one other process; known as "'parting," must be carried out, in order to separate the gold from the silver. ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"A monetary system wherein gold and silver are both used as standard money and coined without limit at a fixed ratio imposed by legislation. ..."

4. Biographical Memoirs by National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) (1905)
"Combinations of Silver Chloride with Other Metallic Chlorides. ... On Ring Systems and Other Curve Systems Produced on Allotropic Silver by Iodine. ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The epaulets of general officers are of silver bullion. ... Two small buttons of gold or silver (according to regiment) worn, one on each side of the collar ..."

6. The Republic of Plato by Plato, Benjamin Jowett (1881)
"Some of you have the power of command, and these he has composed of gold, wherefore also they have the greatest honour; others of silver, to be auxiliaries; ..."

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