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Noun: silver  sil-vu(r)
  1. 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 jewellery and tableware and photography
    - Ag, atomic number 47
  2. Coins made of silver
  3. A light shade of grey
    - ash grey [Brit, Cdn], ash gray [US], silver grey [Brit, Cdn], silver gray [US]
  4. Silverware eating utensils
    - flatware [N. Amer]
  5. A trophy made of silver (or having the appearance of silver) that is usually awarded for winning second place in a competition
    - silver medal
Adjective: silver  sil-vu(r)
  1. Made from or largely consisting of silver
    "silver bracelets"
  2. Having the white lustrous sheen of silver
    "a land of silver rivers where the salmon leap";
    - silvern, silvery
  3. Of lustrous grey; covered with or tinged with the colour of silver
    "silver hair";
    - argent, silvery, silverish
  4. Speaking readily, clearly, and effectively
    "silver speech";
    - eloquent, facile, fluent, silver-tongued, smooth-spoken
Verb: silver  sil-vu(r)
  1. Coat with a layer of silver or a silver amalgam
    "silver the necklace"
  2. Make silver in colour
    "Her worries had silvered her hair"
  3. Turn silver
    "The man's hair silvered very attractively"

Sounds like: signs, silver, silva

Derived forms: silvered, silvering, silvers

See also: achromatic, articulate, bright, metal, metallic, metalline [archaic], neutral

Type of: color [US], color in [US], colorise [Brit], colorize [US], colour [Brit, Cdn], colour in [Brit, Cdn], colourise [Brit], colourize [Brit, Cdn], conductor, discolor [US], discolour [Brit, Cdn], gray [US], grayness [US], grey [Brit, Cdn], greyness [Brit, Cdn], noble metal, plate, precious metal, prize, silverware, trophy

Part of: argentite, sterling, sterling silver

Encyclopedia: Silver, Robert