Definition of Sterling silver

1. Noun. A silver alloy with no more than 7.5% copper.

Generic synonyms: Alloy, Metal
Terms within: Ag, Atomic Number 47, Silver



Definition of Sterling silver

1. Noun. An alloy containing not less than 92.5 percent of silver, the remainder usually being copper. ¹

2. Noun. Sterling-silver articles collectively. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sterling Silver

sterilizations
sterilize
sterilized
sterilizer
sterilizers
sterilizes
sterilizing
sterino
sterinos
sterlet
sterlets
sterling
sterling(a)
sterling area
sterling bloc
sterling silver (current term)
sterlinghillite
sterlingly
sterlingness
sterlingnesses
sterlings
stern
stern chaser
stern chasers
sterna
sternage
sternages
sternal
sternally
sternbergite

Literary usage of Sterling silver

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1. Historia Placitorum Coronae: The History of the Pleas of the Crown by Matthew Hale, Sollom Emlyn, William Axton Stokes, Edward Ingersoll (1847)
"H. 7. raised the rate of sterling silver coin to forty pence the ounce. ... Secondly, That the old standard of sterling silver is, that every pound weight ..."

2. Historia Placitorum Coronae: The History of the Pleas of the Crown by Matthew Hale, Sollom Emlyn, William Axton Stokes, Edward Ingersoll (1847)
"H. 1. raised the rate of sterling silver coin to forty pence the ounce. ... That the old standard of sterling silver is, that every pound weight of Sterling ..."

3. The Observatory by Royal Astronomical Society (Gran Bretaña), Royal Greenwich Observatory, NASA Astrophysics Data System Abstract Service, Royal astronomical society GB (1899)
"sterling silver Cases.— "With ^4-Hour J)ial and Seconds Dial.—Hated to keep Sidereal-Time. Every Watch warranted. Sole Manufacturer: C. COOPER. ..."

4. The Town and City of Waterbury, Connecticut by Sarah Johnson Prichard (1896)
"Soon after the Revolution attention appears to have been turned to manufactures more directly and persistently. BUTTONS OF sterling silver, MADE BY JOSEPH ..."

5. A Treatise on the Coins of the Realm: In a Letter to the King by Charles Jenkinson Liverpool (1880)
"9. the Tower Pound of sterling silver into twenty-two Shillings and six Pence in tale; and the Pound Sterling in tale was thereby further debased ..."

6. A Treatise on the Coins of the Realm: In a Letter to the King by Charles Jenkinson Liverpool (1880)
"the Tower Pound of sterling silver into twenty-two Shillings and six Pence in tale; and the Pound Sterling in tale was thereby further debased l-^JV per ..."

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