silver foil

noun

Definition of silver foil

British
:a very thin sheet of metal (such as aluminum)

Word by Word Definitions

silver play
  1. : 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 Chemical Elements Table

  2. : silver as a commodity

  3. : coin made of silver

  1. : made of silver

  2. : resembling silver: such as

  3. : having a white lustrous sheen

  1. : to cover with silver (as by electroplating)

  2. : to coat with a substance (such as a metal) resembling silver

  3. : to give a silvery luster to

foil play
  1. : trample

  2. : to prevent from attaining an end : defeat

  3. : to bring to naught : thwart

  1. : defeat

  2. : the track or trail of an animal

  1. : very thin sheet metal

  2. : a thin piece of material (such as metal) put under an inferior or paste stone to add color or brilliance

  3. : someone or something that serves as a contrast to another

  1. : to back or cover with foil

  2. : to enhance by contrast

  1. : a light fencing sword having a usually circular guard and a flexible blade of rectangular section tapering to a blunted point — compare épée, saber

  2. : the art or sport of fencing with the foil


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