silver foil


Definition of silver foil


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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  silver as a commodity

    :  coin made of silver

    :  articles (as hollowware or table flatware) made of or plated with silver

  1. :  made of silver

    :  resembling silver: such as

    :  having a white lustrous sheen

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

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

    :  to give a silvery luster to

  1. :  trample

    :  to prevent from attaining an end :  defeat

    :  to bring to naught :  thwart

  1. :  defeat

    :  the track or trail of an animal

  1. :  very thin sheet metal

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

    :  someone or something that serves as a contrast to another

  1. :  to back or cover with foil

    :  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

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holding stubbornly to a belief or view

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