argent

noun

ar·​gent ˈär-jənt How to pronounce argent (audio)
1
archaic : the metal silver
also : whiteness
2
: the heraldic color silver or white
argent adjective

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But argent also means silver in French — a fitting name for a company that exists to help women succeed in the business world. Kiki Georgiou, The Cut, 18 Dec. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin argentum; akin to Greek argyros silver, argos white, Sanskrit rajata whitish, silvery

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of argent was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Argent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/argent. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

argent

adjective
ar·​gent ˈär-jənt How to pronounce argent (audio)
: resembling silver : silvery, white

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