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Definition of 'silver'


  1. a soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal; occurs in argentite and in free form; used in coins and jewelry and tableware and photography
       Synonyms: Ag atomic number 47
  2. coins made of silver
  3. a light shade of grey
       Synonyms: ash grey ash gray silver grey silver gray
  4. silverware eating utensils
       Synonyms: flatware
  5. a trophy made of silver (or having the appearance of silver) that is usually awarded for winning second place in a competition
       Synonyms: silver medal


  1. coat with a layer of silver or a silver amalgam; "silver the necklace"
  2. make silver in color; "Her worries had silvered her hair"
  3. turn silver; "The man's hair silvered very attractively"


  1. made from or largely consisting of silver; "silver bracelets"
  2. having the white lustrous sheen of silver; "a land of silver (or silvern) rivers where the salmon leap"; "repeated scrubbings have given the wood a silvery sheen"
       Synonyms: silvern silvery
  3. of lustrous grey; covered with or tinged with the color of silver; "silvery hair"
       Synonyms: argent silvery silverish
  4. expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively; "able to dazzle with his facile tongue"; "silver speech"
       Synonyms: eloquent facile fluent silver-tongued smooth-spoken

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