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noun sil·ver \ˈsil-vər\

: a soft grayish-white metal that is very valuable and is used to make jewelry, coins, knives, forks, etc.

: objects (such as knives, forks, teapots, candlesticks, etc.) that are made of or covered with silver

: coins that are made of silver

Full Definition of SILVER

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:  a white ductile very malleable metallic element that is capable of a high degree of polish, is chiefly monovalent in compounds, and has the highest thermal and electric conductivity of any substance — see element table
2
:  silver as a commodity <the value of silver has risen>
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:  coin made of silver
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:  articles (as hollowware or table flatware) made of or plated with silver; also :  similar articles and especially flatware of other metals (as stainless steel)
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:  a nearly neutral slightly brownish medium gray
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:  coho
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:  a silver medal awarded as the second prize in a competiton

Examples of SILVER

  1. a bracelet made of silver
  2. an artist who works in silver and gold
  3. a wooden statue inlaid with silver
  4. We need to polish the silver.

Origin of SILVER

Middle English, from Old English seolfor; akin to Old High German silbar silver, Lithuanian sidabras
First Known Use: before 12th century

2silver

adjective

: made of silver

: containing silver

: of or relating to silver

Full Definition of SILVER

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:  made of silver
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:  resembling silver: as
a (1) :  having a white lustrous sheen
(2) :  of or tending towards the color silver <silver fur> <a silver gray>
b :  giving a soft resonant sound :  dulcet in tone
c :  eloquently persuasive
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:  consisting of or yielding silver
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:  of, relating to, or characteristic of silver
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:  advocating the use of silver as a standard of currency
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:  of, relating to, or being a 25th anniversary or its celebration

Examples of SILVER

  1. a dress trimmed with silver ribbon
  2. <a distinguished-looking gentleman with silver hair>

First Known Use of SILVER

before 12th century

3silver

transitive verb

: to cover (something, such as a mirror) with a thin layer of silver or something that looks like silver

: to make (something) shine like silver

sil·veredsil·ver·ing \ˈsil-v(ə-)riŋ\

Full Definition of SILVER

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a :  to cover with silver (as by electroplating)
b :  to coat with a substance (as a metal) resembling silver
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a :  to give a silvery luster to
b :  to make white like silver
sil·ver·er \ˈsil-vər-ər\ noun

Examples of SILVER

  1. The surface of the lake was silvered by the moonlight.

First Known Use of SILVER

14th century

silver

noun sil·ver \ˈsil-vər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SILVER

:  a white metallic element that is sonorous, ductile, very malleable, capable of a high degree of polish, and chiefly monovalent in compounds, and that has the highest thermal and electric conductivity of any substance—symbol Ag; see element table

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