Meaning of SILVER in English

SILVER

I.

noun

1 metal

ADJECTIVE

▪ pure , solid

▪ sterling

▪ polished

a knife with a polished ~ casing

VERB + SILVER

▪ extract , mine

Silver is extracted from ore.

▪ set sth in

a gemstone set in ~

SILVER + NOUN

▪ ore

▪ mine

▪ plate (= metal covered with a thin layer of silver)

The chain was available in ~ plate for $12.50.

gold and ~ plate

2 ( also the silver ) objects made of silver

ADJECTIVE

▪ family ( esp. BrE , often figurative )

He was forced to sell the family ~ to pay for the repairs to the house.

They accused the government of selling off the family ~ to pay for their policies.

VERB + SILVER

▪ polish

3 ( also silver medal ) in sports

ADJECTIVE

▪ Commonwealth , Olympic

VERB + SILVER

▪ be awarded , earn , get , land ( BrE , informal ), secure , take , win

She got a ~ in the long jump.

Her run was enough to secure ~ for the team.

He took the ~ this year.

▪ snatch

She managed to snatch the ~ from the defending champion.

II.

adj.

Silver is used with these nouns: ↑ anniversary , ↑ bell , ↑ buckle , ↑ bullet , ↑ chain , ↑ coin , ↑ cord , ↑ cross , ↑ cup , ↑ dish , ↑ earring , ↑ flask , ↑ foil , ↑ hair , ↑ knife , ↑ lighter , ↑ mane , ↑ medal , ↑ metal , ↑ moonlight , ↑ pin , ↑ polish , ↑ ring , ↑ sand , ↑ screen , ↑ spoon , ↑ tray , ↑ vase , ↑ watch , ↑ wire

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