Meaning of SILVER in English


I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English seolfor; akin to Old High German silbar ~, Lithuanian sidabras Date: before 12th century 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, ~ as a commodity , coin made of ~, articles (as hollowware or table flatware) made of or plated with ~, a nearly neutral slightly brownish medium gray, coho , a ~ medal awarded as the second prize in a competiton, II. adjective Date: before 12th century made of ~, resembling ~: as, a. having a white lustrous sheen, of or tending towards the color ~ , giving a soft resonant sound ; dulcet in tone, eloquently persuasive, consisting of or yielding ~, of, relating to, or characteristic of ~, advocating the use of ~ as a standard of currency, of, relating to, or being a 25th anniversary or its celebration, III. transitive verb (~ed; ~ing) Date: 14th century 1. to cover with ~ (as by electroplating), to coat with a substance (as a metal) resembling ~, 2. to give a ~y luster to, to make white like ~, ~er noun

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