Meaning of SILVER in English

SILVER

transcription, транскрипция: [ sɪlvə(r) ]

( silvers)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

Silver is a valuable pale grey metal that is used for making jewellery and ornaments.

...a hand-crafted brooch made from silver.

...silver teaspoons.

N-UNCOUNT : oft N n

2.

Silver consists of coins that are made from silver or that look like silver.

...the basement where £150,000 in silver was buried.

N-UNCOUNT

3.

You can use silver to refer to all the things in a house that are made of silver, especially the cutlery and dishes.

He beat the rugs and polished the silver.

N-UNCOUNT : also the N

4.

Silver is used to describe things that are shiny and pale grey in colour.

He had thick silver hair which needed cutting.

COLOUR

5.

A silver is the same as a silver medal .

Britain went on to take bronze and then followed it up by winning silver in the World Cup.

N-VAR

6.

born with a silver spoon in your mouth: see spoon

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