Meaning of SILVER in English


[sil.ver] n [ME, fr. OE seolfor; akin to OHG silbar silver, Lith sidabras] (bef. 12c) 1: a white metallic element that is sonorous, ductile, very malleable, capable of a high degree of polish, and chiefly univalent in compounds, and that has the highest thermal and electric conductivity of any substance

2: silver as a commodity "the value of ~ has risen"

3: coin made of silver

4: articles (as hollowware or table flatware) made of or plated with silver; also: similar articles and esp. flatware of other metals (as stainless steel)

5: a nearly neutral slightly brownish medium gray

[2]silver adj (bef. 12c) 1: made of silver

2: resembling silver: as a: having a white lustrous sheen b: giving a soft resonant sound: dulcet in tone c: eloquently persuasive

3: consisting of or yielding silver

4: of, relating to, or characteristic of silver

5: advocating the use of silver as a standard of currency

6: of, relating to, or being a 25th anniversary or its celebration [3]silver vt sil.vered ; (14c) 1 a: to cover with silver (as by electroplating) b: to coat with a substance (as a metal) resembling silver

2. a: to give a silvery luster to b: to make white like silver -- n

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