sil·​ver·​smith | \ ˈsil-vər-ˌsmith How to pronounce silversmith (audio) \

Definition of silversmith

: an artisan who makes articles of silverware

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silversmithing \ ˈsil-​vər-​ˌsmith-​iŋ How to pronounce silversmithing (audio) \ noun

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As a poor and orphaned 14-year-old, Jabez Gorham was apprenticed to a silversmith. Cate Mcquaid,, "With this glittering display of silver, a Providence rags-to-riches tale," 3 July 2019 In 1723 a silversmith entrusted the 17-year-old Franklin with carrying a large cash payment (£35) from one city to another. Sam Kean, WSJ, "‘Young Benjamin Franklin’ Review: Poor Richard Sows His Oats," 17 Sep. 2018 Either way, the local silversmith's wife is extremely thirsty, and not for water. Mehera Bonner, Harper's BAZAAR, "The 6 Biggest Reveals from 'Outlander' Season 4 Episode 5," 3 Dec. 2018 Last week master silversmith at Christofle, Emilie Martin, made her first sojourn to New York City to demonstrate the craftmanship behind the company's pieces. Georgina Schaeffer, Town & Country, "How To Polish Your Silver," 9 Dec. 2013 For this is the city where Sotirios Boulgaris, a Greek silversmith, arrived in 1881, hoping to make his fortune. Alice B-b, A-LIST, "No Place Like Rome," 4 July 2018 Kahlo also collected the work of the fashionable Mexican silversmiths of the day. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Behind the Personal Branding of Frida Kahlo," 18 June 2018 The one currently at the top of the trophy is an exact duplicate of the original, made by the family of silversmiths who have been engraving the Cup since the tradition started. Michelle R. Martinelli, For The Win, "10 things you didn't know about the Stanley Cup, including its real name," 22 May 2018 Established in 1735, The House of Garrard, which also functioned as silversmiths, received its first royal commission from Frederick, Prince of Wales (a black ebony teapot handle) that same year. Amy Tara Koch, New York Times, "A Road Map to Shopping Like a Royal in London," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of silversmith

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of silversmith

: a person who makes things out of silver


sil·​ver·​smith | \ ˈsil-vər-ˌsmith How to pronounce silversmith (audio) \

Kids Definition of silversmith

: a person who makes objects of silver

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