silver


silver
silver [sil′vər]
n.
[ME selver < OE seolfer, akin to Ger silber, Goth silubr, prob. a loanword < a non-IE source]
1. a soft, white, metallic chemical element that is extremely ductile and malleable, an excellent reflector of light, and the best metallic conductor of heat and electricity: it is a precious metal and is used in the manufacture of coins, jewelry, alloys, etc.: symbol, Ag; at. no., 47: see the periodic table of elements in the Reference Supplement
2.
a) silver coin
b) money; riches; wealth
3. something, esp. tableware, made of or plated with silver; silverware
4. the lustrous, grayish-white color of silver
5. something having this color, as the material used in coating the back of a mirror
6. a salt of silver as used in photography, etc.
7. short for SILVER MEDAL
adj.
1. made of, containing, or plated with silver [silver thread]
2. of, based on, or having to do with silver [the silver standard ]
3. of or advocating the adoption of silver as a standard of currency
4. having the color or luster of silver; silvery
5. having a silvery tone or sound
6. eloquent [a silver tongue]
7. marking or celebrating the 25th anniversary
vt.
1. to cover or coat with silver or something like silver
2. to make silvery in color [hair silvered with age]
vi.
to become silvery in color

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