Meaning of SILVER in English

SILVER

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a gold/silver ring

She took off her gold ring.

a silver medal (= for second place )

She was awarded the silver medal for the 100 metres.

a silver/yellow moon

It was a frosty night, with a cold silver moon.

gold/silver etc earrings

He bought her some expensive diamond earrings.

pale/silver moonlight

The hills were bathed in pale moonlight.

silver anniversary

silver birch

silver dollar

silver foil

silver jubilee

the Queen’s Silver Jubilee

silver medal

silver paper

silver plate

a silver-plated candlestick

silver screen

stars of the silver screen

silver surfer

Many silver surfers use the Internet to keep in touch with their grandchildren.

silver wedding anniversary

a party to celebrate their silver wedding anniversary

silver

Her father’s hair was starting to turn silver.

silver/aluminium/kitchen foil

Cover the chicken with silver foil and bake.

solid gold/silver etc

a solid gold cup

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

olympic

She excelled at archery and won an Olympic silver medal at the London Games in 1908.

Meyer, the 10,000m Olympic silver medallist in Barcelona, clocked eight minutes 51.65 seconds, almost nine seconds ahead of her rival.

solid

The black brows knit, and solid silver laurels bobbed.

I can't really imagine it shedding that solid silver butcher's hook, but who knows?

It was used to produce a cheaper form of tableware than solid silver .

Lucker feels a tug, and reels in a beautiful sea trout, a bullet of solid silver muscle.

Solid value in solid silver will pay dividends, but will it show you a profit?

A miniature oak four-poster bed is £30 and a solid silver canteen of cutlery is £44.

Four coins from his mint there are extant; two of them are solid silver , and two are plated.

But it was solid silver - and the inscription must have cost a bit as well.

sterling

The same key-shaped earrings are also available in sterling silver for £150.

■ NOUN

coin

The coins which bear his name are the first Northumbrian silver coins.

lining

In 1905, something happened; a silver lining on the cloud of doom.

The cloud in this particular silver lining is progestogen, a synthetic form of the hormone progesterone.

medal

She excelled at archery and won an Olympic silver medal at the London Games in 1908.

medallist

Barcelona silver medallist Tony Dees also runs.

Meyer, the 10,000m Olympic silver medallist in Barcelona, clocked eight minutes 51.65 seconds, almost nine seconds ahead of her rival.

■ VERB

win

He won a silver in Barcelona in 1992.

Rothschild of New York won a silver for a Range Rover ad.

Sentiment and superiority had helped Paul Wylie win a surprising silver at the 1992 Olympics.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be born with a silver spoon in your mouth

cross sb's palm with silver

every cloud has a silver lining

gold/silver plate

A gold plated curling tong, of course!

Finishes range from a white polyester-coat stove-enamelled finish to chrome, brass and gold plate - to suit all tastes and purses.

I am richer than you are; all this is an offset to your silver plate and your gold plate.

Massive cupboards which covered an entire wall, all stuffed with silver and gold plate .

Net Set, available in matt black or 14K gold plate finish makes an ideal tennis gift.

The joints that hold the gold plated , cylindrical copper mirror are standard components.

We were eating off silver plates and suddenly there was this toad.

silver tongue

A man with a silver tongue like you should be out making a million dollars for himself, like my son.

But unlike Douglass he had no oratorical gift, no passionate language, no silver tongue .

Ruth thought it more likely that his silver tongue had got around her.

the silver screen

stars of the silver screen

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Use a soft cloth to polish the silver .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Also remarkable are the paintings, geometrically designed rooms and wide variety of nearly 200-year-old china and silver .

I ended up with a silver .

Necklaces, pendants, bracelets, rings; silver and turquoise glittered in the white light.

Overnight the cloud had been whisked away and a full moon hovered in the sky, drenching the rooftops with pale silver .

The shuttle was already no more than a streak of silver .

II. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

anniversary

There's a two-hour Twilight Zone special to celebrate its silver anniversary .

Gabbiano Honeymoon and silver anniversary couples receive a bottle of sparkling wine and flowers or fruit.

Ateneo Honeymoon and silver anniversary couples staying 5 nights or more receive dinner on arrival and a complimentary gondola ride.

birch

The gravel track led downhill into a narrow belt of silver birch and rowan.

I rubbed a patch clear and looked out hopefully; saw stone walls, the vague shapes of silver birch and larch.

Conifers had suffered the most damage, while oak and silver birch were also badly affected.

The under storey was planted with hornbeam, hazel, silver birch and holly.

The trees along here include silver birch , yew and holly.

It continues as an usual inland resort set in woodland of silver birches , rhododendrons and conifers.

bowl

According to custom, they each contributed blood from their veins to a silver bowl and all drank therefrom.

There a servant hastened to them with water in a golden ewer which she poured over their fingers into a silver bowl .

I did not let the silver bowl get dull.

bullet

Perhaps silver bullets would have done the trick.

A pilot scale rig dedicated to the exploration and development of the silver bullet process has been fully operational for some months.

To kill the witch you need a silver bullet .

chain

He wore round his neck a scrimshaw on a silver chain .

Thin silk cords and silver chains hung down from the nets, which Apanage adjusting by pulling and tweaking them.

Corbett noticed how each of these precious manuscripts was fastened to the wall by silver chains .

Appearance: Black-haired ferocious beast, distinguishable by silver chain worn around the neck.

She fingered glittering necklaces, gold and silver chains , bracelets, beads, brooches, earrings.

The big, black mameluke was an eye-catching sight but the beasts which went before him on silver chains were really alarming.

coin

She opened her hand and looked at the two silver coins .

They also found my comb, a purse with several gold and silver coins , my gun and bullets.

The beady, little eyes softened as Cranston displayed his warrant, a silver coin lying on top of it.

She took two silver coins out of the tin then put it where it could only be found by her.

Mandeville fished in his purse and brought out a silver coin , rolling it in his fingers.

More silver coins than any of us would find in a lifetime, all into the melting-pot.

Both rely on something lost being found, a sheep in the first parable and a silver coin in the second.

cross

Pectoral cross Among my first finds with a metal detector are this silver cross and two coins.

Horrocks pulled the silver cross from his chest and hurled it from him.

cup

One of two silver cups found together with a set of wine-drinking utensils in a grave.

He showed them the huge chest, far too heavy to lift, with the silver cups and plates for special occasions.

There were chests of cypress and cedar, small tables bearing trays, silver cups , pewter tankards and flagons.

To one side, dropped unnoticed, lay a silver cup which had not contained sherbet.

Rory unscrewed the top from the bottle of Bells carefully and topped up Fergus's little silver cup .

Fergus had brought a leather case with him; it held three of the silver cups and a big hip flask.

dollar

Three new coins have been minted, gold five dollar , silver dollar and clad half dollar.

The entire device is held together by a metal frame roughly the size of a silver dollar .

Virgil Glover himself seeing Tom Glover doing rather badly, shining like a brass tack next to a silver dollar .

foil

A tube of silver foil folded over a loop of line pulled down about eighteen inches between bite alarm and reel.

I love the shiny brown line, I love the crinkle of the silver foil .

To make top class budget reflectors for fluorescent tubes, line some guttering with silver foil .

There is no silver foil , so Crilly sets us up with an empty chocolate wrapping from his pocket.

hair

A tall man with silver hair bowed over Dinah's hand.

All but a handful of members were men, nearly all with silver hair and dark gray business suits.

Sam had a bachelor brother called Tom, known as Tuck, who had silver hair and beard.

Oliver Ingraham was a heavyset man with silver hair .

He was hatless, his silver hair awry, his eyes glowing with insane fury.

There was nothing, in fact, plain about the old man with the craggy brows and mane of silver hair .

He stood out from the rest of the mob with his silver hair and stacked shoes.

The silver hair , pulled back in a barrette from her heart-shaped face, seems to match, too.

jubilee

On October 10, 1986, the silver jubilee of the parish was celebrated.

Bernard Woods at the conclusion of the concelebrated Mass to mark the silver jubilee of his ordination.

The 73-year-old Bishop was ordained in February, 1969, shortly before the silver jubilee of his becoming a priest.

A representation of this picture was incorporated in the 1984 design, the silver jubilee of well-dressing in Dore.

lining

Teacher Every cloud has a silver lining .

So the Bears were left to search for silver linings after losing their third straight game.

But the real-estate world seems to specialize in clouds with silver linings .

Mind you, every cloud had a silver lining .

But it's certainly how can I put it - the silver lining .

If the sheer quantity of information about 1992 is clouding your vision, look no further for the silver lining .

But there's always a silver lining .

medal

I eased down, just holding on for the silver medal , but it was the end of my Commonwealth Games.

But realistically, the best anyone can hope for in 1996 is a silver medal .

The school entered large numbers of girls for Royal Life Saving Society's bronze and silver medals .

That is not to diminish any of the efforts of hard-working, courageous athletes who have won silver medals here.

He was awarded the silver medal of the Mozarteum in 1950.

Q: Would you have been satisfied with the bronze or the silver medal ?

His silver medal was therefore a tribute to his talent.

He picked up two silver medals , in the 500m and as part of the Great Britain team in the 5,000m relay.

medallist

Elswick Harriers are led by former Olympic 10,000 metres silver medallist Mike McLeod.

mine

These are by Platzer of 1759 and serve as a reminder of the wealth of the silver mines in Bohemia and Silesia.

I walked on that box for three months till I got work in a silver mine .

paper

Cherries, chocolates, walnuts, and anything in silver paper - Henry always wanted the best of anything and everything.

He had wrapped the damned box with the shiny silver paper and a white ribbon with a bow.

Bottle tops, silver paper and tin cans are the last things you should throw away.

I remember he gave me a piece of toffee wrapped in silver paper .

He was waiting while his vivid red roses were wrapped in the distinctive lilac and silver paper .

They passed the last-minute shoppers loaded down with gifts wrapped in gold and silver paper rushing toward their high-rise condos.

She collected old newspapers and milk-bottle tops and silver paper for the Girl Guides.

plate

We were eating off silver plates and suddenly there was this toad.

I am richer than you are; all this is an offset to your silver plate and your gold plate.

They removed part of his brain and inserted a silver plate .

A silver plate terrine was left behind.

platter

Garlands of fresh bay were looped around a table containing a silver platter with a two-foot-high mound of Beluga caviare.

Uluru sits on the desert like a cake on a silver platter .

There immediately behind the silver platter of Salmon àla Régence, was James Halden.

Huge honey-roasted hams and game-hens were displayed on stands and silver platters .

salver

Each finalist will receive a commemorative medal and the top three will win a silver salver .

The press were delighted to have the scandal fed to them on a silver salver .

Romanov's monologue was only once interrupted, by a waiter who wheeled in a trolley on which sat a silver salver .

The silver salver was donated in memory of Mr Morgan, a former councillor and local headmaster.

Hartwell had handed his birthright on a silver salver to the rescuing white knight.

Nothing seemed to have come of the silver salver idea, no doubt because of the continuing need for secrecy.

screen

She dies in 1963, years before the critically acclaimed work was being adapted for the silver screen .

He snatches the issue from politicians and makes it as grand and simple as a silver screen story.

Pembroke's major cinematic achievement to date was introducing Koo Stark to the silver screen .

spoon

Some of my guests were born sucking on the proverbial silver spoon , others knew hard times.

Reese grew up with a silver spoon .

Success was supposed to be reserved for those with silver spoons in their mouths.

Coaches of silver spoons , coins and other treasures will be displayed to complement the Civil War exhibition.

In her innocence, Ma keeps waving the silver spoon .

She thinks that we have absolutely no understanding of anybody because we were born with a silver spoon in our mouths.

thread

She was knitting a cloth with gold and silver thread .

Turakina had on a gown into which were woven gold and silver threads .

The silver thread of a stream ran down to a crescent-shaped beach.

A caterpillar dangled in front of me, hanging in mid-air by a silver thread attached to an oak tree twig.

For evening wear, using a gold or silver thread instead of cotton can add sparkle to your knitting.

tongue

Ruth thought it more likely that his silver tongue had got around her.

A man with a silver tongue like you should be out making a million dollars for himself, like my son.

But unlike Douglass he had no oratorical gift, no passionate language, no silver tongue .

tray

He flagged a waiter down and grabbed two drinks from the silver tray .

Half way through the meal a butler appeared, carrying a folded slip of paper on a silver tray .

Lily brought in a silver tray with tea and sandwiches and one of Mary's marvellous sponge cakes.

Waiters offer a selection of waters to drink, served on a silver tray , but only the tap is free.

Dinner was brought to my room, served up on a silver tray .

A practical nurse brought old red wine, a silver tray of smoked salmon, crumbled hard-boiled egg, capers and lemon.

Some one brought mint tea in a silver pot, on a chased, silver tray .

Behind her walked Jeeves, straight as a broom, clad in white tie and tails and carrying a silver tray .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a silver Mercedes

a silver pitcher

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Clare could see more rusty chain around the slender, peeling, silver trunk of a nearby birch tree.

He noticed she needed two hands to lift the silver pot.

He was not now in a tight black jacket, with silver trimmings on black trousers.

There are Standard, First and Premier fares, the latter including silver service at seat dining to make the day complete.

Think cyber in black, white, silver and crayon colors.

III. verb

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

every cloud has a silver lining

gold/silver plate

A gold plated curling tong, of course!

Finishes range from a white polyester-coat stove-enamelled finish to chrome, brass and gold plate - to suit all tastes and purses.

I am richer than you are; all this is an offset to your silver plate and your gold plate.

Massive cupboards which covered an entire wall, all stuffed with silver and gold plate .

Net Set, available in matt black or 14K gold plate finish makes an ideal tennis gift.

The joints that hold the gold plated , cylindrical copper mirror are standard components.

We were eating off silver plates and suddenly there was this toad.

silver tongue

A man with a silver tongue like you should be out making a million dollars for himself, like my son.

But unlike Douglass he had no oratorical gift, no passionate language, no silver tongue .

Ruth thought it more likely that his silver tongue had got around her.

the silver screen

stars of the silver screen

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Below, concertina wires flared their silvered thorns.

Mist silvering the droplets on the bare thorns Slower than the change of daylight.

The bare trees were silvered in the moonlight.

The dome was silvered with frost.

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