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silver

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noun sil·ver \ˈsil-vər\

Definition of silver

  1. 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 element table

  2. 2 :  silver as a commodity the value of silver has risen

  3. 3 :  coin made of silver

  4. 4 :  articles (such as hollowware or table flatware) made of or plated with silver; also :  similar articles and especially flatware of other metals (such as stainless steel)

  5. 5 :  a nearly neutral slightly brownish medium gray

  6. 6 :  coho

  7. 7 :  a silver medal awarded as the second prize in a competiton

Examples of silver in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology of silver

Middle English, from Old English seolfor; akin to Old High German silbar silver, Lithuanian sidabras


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silver

adjective sil·ver

Definition of silver

  1. 1 :  made of silver

  2. 2 :  resembling silver: such asa (1) :  having a white lustrous sheen (2) :  of or tending towards the color silver silver fur a silver grayb :  giving a soft resonant sound :  dulcet in tonec :  eloquently persuasive

  3. 3 :  consisting of or yielding silver

  4. 4 :  of, relating to, or characteristic of silver

  5. 5 :  advocating the use of silver as a standard of currency

  6. 6 :  of, relating to, or being a 25th anniversary or its celebration

Examples of silver in a Sentence

  1. a dress trimmed with silver ribbon

  2. a distinguished-looking gentleman with silver hair

First Known Use of silver

before 12th century


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silver

verb sil·ver

Definition of silver

silvered

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silvering

play \ˈsil-v(ə-)riŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to cover with silver (as by electroplating)b :  to coat with a substance (such as a metal) resembling silver

  3. 2a :  to give a silvery luster tob :  to make white like silver

silverer

play \ˈsil-vər-ər\ noun

Examples of silver in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of silver

14th century



SILVER Defined for English Language Learners

silver

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noun

Definition of silver for English Language Learners

  • : 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

silver

adjective

Definition of silver for English Language Learners

  • : made of silver

  • : containing silver

  • : of or relating to silver

silver

verb

Definition of silver for English Language Learners

  • : 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


SILVER Defined for Kids

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silver

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noun sil·ver \ˈsil-vər\

Definition of silver for Students

  1. 1 :  a soft white metallic chemical element that can be polished and is used for money, jewelry and ornaments, and table utensils

  2. 2 :  coin made of silver

  3. 3 :  silverware table silver

  4. 4 :  a medal made of silver that is given to someone who wins second place in a contest

  5. 5 :  a medium gray


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silver

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adjective sil·ver

Definition of silver for Students

  1. 1 :  made of, coated with, or yielding the soft white metallic chemical element silver a silver teapot

  2. 2 :  having the medium gray color of silver silver hair


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silver

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verb sil·ver

Definition of silver for Students

silvered

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silvering

  1. :  to coat with or as if with silver Before us, the countryside unfolded, silvered by frost and moonlight. — Richard Peck, A Year Down Yonder


Medical Dictionary

silver

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noun sil·ver \ˈsil-vər\

Medical Definition of silver

  1. :  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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