silver

The shiny precious metal that's used for jewelry, spoons and forks, and fancy candlesticks is silver. You can also use the word silver to describe things that are the same color as silver.

There are silver bracelets and silver coins, but also silver hair and a silver sky. The element known to scientists as Ag, or silver, is rare and valuable, and was once used to make money. Today many coins are silver in color, but they're usually made of nickel and copper. If you believe that every terrible event has a hopeful or encouraging aspect to it, you might say, "Every cloud has a silver lining."

Primary Meanings of silver

1.
nadjv
a soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal; occurs in argentite and in free form; used in coins and jewelry and tableware and photography
made from or largely consisting of silver
coat with a layer of silver or a silver amalgam
2.
nadjv
a light shade of grey
of lustrous grey; covered with or tinged with the color of silver
make silver in color
3.
n
a trophy made of silver (or having the appearance of silver) that is usually awarded for winning second place in a competition
4.
adj
expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively
Full Definitions of silver
1

n a soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal; occurs in argentite and in free form; used in coins and jewelry and tableware and photography

Synonyms:
Ag, atomic number 47
Types:
coin silver
a silver of the degree of purity established for making legal silver coins
Type of:
noble metal
any metal that is resistant to corrosion or oxidation
conductor
a substance that readily conducts e.g. electricity and heat

n coins made of silver

Type of:
precious metal
any of the less common and valuable metals often used to make coins or jewelry

n silverware eating utensils

Synonyms:
flatware
Type of:
silverware
tableware made of silver or silver plate or pewter or stainless steel

adj made from or largely consisting of silver

silver bracelets”
Synonyms:
metal, metallic
containing or made of or resembling or characteristic of a metal

v coat with a layer of silver or a silver amalgam

silver the necklace”
Type of:
plate
coat with a layer of metal
2

n a light shade of grey

Synonyms:
ash gray, ash grey, silver gray, silver grey
Type of:
gray, grayness, grey, greyness
a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black

adj of lustrous grey; covered with or tinged with the color of silver

Synonyms:
argent, silverish, silvery
achromatic, neutral
having no hue

adj having the white lustrous sheen of silver

“a land of silver (or silvern) rivers where the salmon leap”
Synonyms:
silvern, silvery
bright
emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts

v make silver in color

“Her worries had silvered her hair”
Type of:
color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour, colour in, colourise, colourize
add color to

v turn silver

“The man's hair silvered very attractively”
Type of:
color, colour, discolor, discolour
change color, often in an undesired manner
3

n a trophy made of silver (or having the appearance of silver) that is usually awarded for winning second place in a competition

Synonyms:
silver medal
Type of:
prize, trophy
something given as a token of victory
4

adj expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively

silver speech”
Synonyms:
eloquent, facile, fluent, silver-tongued, smooth-spoken
articulate
expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language

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