Definitions of silver

  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 jewelry and tableware and photography
  2. lustrous gray; covered with or tinged with the color of silver; " silvery hair"
  3. a light shade of gray
  4. expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively; " able to dazzle with his facile tongue"; " silver speech"
  5. silverware eating utensils
  6. coat with a layer of silver or a silver amalgam; " silver the necklace"
  7. coins made of silver
  8. having the white lustrous sheen of silver; " a land of silver ( or silvern) rivers where the salmon leap"; " repeated scrubbings have given the wood a silvery sheen"
  9. made from or largely consisting of silver; " silver bracelets"
  10. turn silver, as of hair
  11. a medal made of silver ( or having the appearance of silver) that is usually awarded for winning second place in a competition
  12. turn silver; " The man's hair silvered very attractively"
  13. make silver in color; " Her worries had silvered her hair"
  14. Sweet; gentle; peaceful.
  15. To cover with silver; to give a silvery appearance to by applying a metal of a silvery color; as, to silver a pin; to silver a glass mirror plate with an amalgam of tin and mercury.
  16. To polish like silver; to impart a brightness to, like that of silver.
  17. To make hoary, or white, like silver.
  18. To acquire a silvery color.
  19. A soft white metallic element, sonorous, ductile, very malleable, and capable of a high degree of polish. It is found native, and also combined with sulphur, arsenic, antimony, chlorine, etc., in the minerals argentite, proustite, pyrargyrite, ceragyrite, etc. Silver is one of the " noble" metals, so- called, not being easily oxidized, and is used for coin, jewelry, plate, and a great variety of articles. Symbol Ag ( Argentum). Atomic weight 107. 7. Specific gravity 10. 5.
  20. Coin made of silver; silver money.
  21. Anything having the luster or appearance of silver.
  22. The color of silver.
  23. Of or pertaining to silver; made of silver; as, silver leaf; a silver cup.
  24. Resembling silver.
  25. Bright; resplendent; white.
  26. Precious; costly.
  27. Giving a clear, ringing sound soft and clear.
  28. A precious, soft, white, ductile, metallic element; silverware, money, etc., made of this metal; the color of this metal.
  29. Pertaining to, or made of, silver; like silver in color or sound; as, silver hair, or silver tones.
  30. To cover or coat with silver or a substance resembling silver; to make bright or white like silver.
  31. To divide into long, thin pieces.
  32. A splinter; a sharp, thin, pointed piece, as of wood.
  33. Argentum; a metal of lustrous white color, of a specific gravity of 10. 4 to 10. 7; one of the elements, symbol Ag, atomic weight 107. 88.
  34. See Argentum.
  35. A soft white metal, capable of a high polish: money made of silver: anything having the appearance of silver.
  36. Made of silver: resembling silver: white: bright: precious: gentle.
  37. To cover with silver: to make like silver: to make smooth and bright: to make silvery.
  38. Made of, or like, silver; white.
  39. Precious metal of a white color; money of silver.
  40. To cover with silver; make silvery or white.
  41. To plate with silver; give a silvery hue to.
  42. Made of silver or resembling silver; having a pure bell like tone.
  43. A white, ductile metallic element; one of the precious metals; silver coin or silverware.
  44. Made of silver; like silver; white like silver; of a pale lustre; bright; soft.
  45. A valuable metal of a brilliant white colour; coin made of silver; money; a silver vessel; anything like silver.
  46. To cover with silver; to cover with tinfoil amalgamated with quicksilver; to make smooth and bright; to make hoary.
  47. A well- known metal of a peculiar white colour, having a brilliant lustre, malleable, ductile, and soft when pure; one of the perfect metals; money made of silver; anything having the lustre or soft splendour of silver.
  48. White like silver; made of silver; soft and clear, as in the tones of the voice.
  49. To cover or coat with silver; to cover with an amalgam of tin and quicksilver; to adorn with mild or silver- like lustre; to make hoary.

Antonyms for silver

colored, ablaze, varicolored, bright, polychrome, dull, deep, inarticulate, variegated, colorful, rich, nonmetal, nonmetallic, multicolored, polychromatic, motley, chromatic, unarticulate.

Quotes of silver

  1. Every silver lining has a cloud. – Mary Kay Ash
  2. Every crowd has a silver lining. – P. T. Barnum
  3. Silver and ermine and red faces full of port wine. – John Betjeman
  4. We know well enough that if we repeal this law and give nothing for it, the people of this country will regard it as a total demonetization of silver which it will be, so far as this Congress is concerned, without any question. – Richard Parks Bland
  5. Rock gives children, on a silver platter, with all the public authority of the entertainment industry, everything their parents always used to tell them they had to wait for until they grew up and would understand later. – Allan Bloom
  6. Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead. – R. Buckminster Fuller
  7. Silver and gold the Gods have denied them, whether in mercy or in wrath, I am unable to determine. – Germanicus
  8. There is no disgrace in working. There was no silver spoon around at the time I was born. – Anna Held
  9. Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint. – Don Marquis
  10. It sure looks good to see an honest -to -goodness audience after looking at you all for so long from the silver screen. – Hattie McDaniel
  11. I don't believe in nirvana. If nirvana was handed to us on a silver platter, this would be the first day of our struggle to keep it. – Holly Near
  12. Beauty attracts us men; but if, like an armed magnet it is pointed, beside, with gold and silver it attracts with tenfold power. – Jean Paul
  13. Someday when peace has returned to this odd world I want to come to London again and stand on a certain balcony on a moonlit night and look down upon the peaceful silver curve of the Thames with its dark bridges. – Ernie Pyle
  14. Gold and silver are no doubt subject to fluctuations, from the discovery of new and more abundant mines; but such discoveries are rare, and their effects, though powerful, are limited to periods of comparatively short duration. – David Ricardo
  15. Whatever it takes to get the image to reach that level is what that photographer needs to do. And for me, I just have such a love of the tactile and sensuous quality of a black and white silver gelatin print. – John Sexton

Usage examples for silver

  1. " There ain't no difficulty to it," he said, " there's lots of silver up there in that country and if you buy some here and some there you can't fail to come out somewhere. – Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
  2. " And here's the money for it," he said, putting down some silver on the table. – Project Gutenberg, Deep Waters, by W.W. Jacobs by W.W. Jacobs
  3. They went under one,- silver green, and blue, and gold. – Mopsa the Fairy by Jean Ingelow
  4. " Because so many people would feel obliged to give us silver she replied. – The Opinions of a Philosopher by Robert Grant
  5. " My candlesticks are of real silver said Carlos, " but these are not." – Rollo in Paris by Jacob Abbott
  6. " Well," said Silver dryly, " I suppose that's his look- out." – Red Money by Fergus Hume
  7. The man took the body, made a deep grave, buried the man and returned for his silver – Laos Folk-Lore of Farther India by Katherine Neville Fleeson
  8. She drew out a thin silver case, opened it. – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  9. After the Golden Race had passed away, the gods made for the earth a second race- a Silver Race. – The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles by Padraic Colum
  10. Now I should prize it beyond silver and gold. – Dishes & Beverages of the Old South by Martha McCulloch Williams
  11. Keep all, both the silver and gold, that you there stand dressed in. – Early Plays Catiline, The Warrior's Barrow, Olaf Liljekrans by Henrik Ibsen
  12. True gold or silver – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  13. I sealed the letter and put it with the casket, and took the key with me, and also silver to the amount of a few guineas. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  14. She was almost beside herself with terror at the thought, for she knew that it was for no good purpose that Queen Silver Tree had taken the trouble to set out to visit her, and she felt that she would have given almost anything she possessed if her husband had but been at home. – The Scottish Fairy Book by Elizabeth W. Grierson
  15. And he put his hand into his pocket and pulled out some silver – Jack Archer by G. A. Henty
  16. Sleeping thus, the mother dreamed of home, and Nelly dreamed of Silver Lake. – Silver Lake by R.M. Ballantyne
  17. I might; but you see, Daisy, you are coming to Melbourne now, and there will be Silver Lake, and lots of other things to do. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  18. At Silver Lake a man'll come aboard for him. – A Little Florida Lady by Dorothy C. Paine
  19. Just then a footman entered with a note upon a little silver tray. – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  20. Florence inquired, but Kitty Silver did not reply immediately. – Gentle Julia by Booth Tarkington

Rhymes for silver