Definitions of silver

  1. lustrous gray; covered with or tinged with the color of silver; " silvery hair"
  2. a light shade of gray
  3. silverware eating utensils
  4. coat with a layer of silver or a silver amalgam; " silver the necklace"
  5. coins made of silver
  6. made from or largely consisting of silver; " silver bracelets"
  7. turn silver, as of hair
  8. a medal made of silver ( or having the appearance of silver) that is usually awarded for winning second place in a competition
  9. turn silver; " The man's hair silvered very attractively"
  10. make silver in color; " Her worries had silvered her hair"
  11. Sweet; gentle; peaceful.
  12. 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.
  13. To polish like silver; to impart a brightness to, like that of silver.
  14. To make hoary, or white, like silver.
  15. To acquire a silvery color.
  16. 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.
  17. Coin made of silver; silver money.
  18. Anything having the luster or appearance of silver.
  19. The color of silver.
  20. Of or pertaining to silver; made of silver; as, silver leaf; a silver cup.
  21. Resembling silver.
  22. Bright; resplendent; white.
  23. Precious; costly.
  24. Giving a clear, ringing sound soft and clear.
  25. A precious, soft, white, ductile, metallic element; silverware, money, etc., made of this metal; the color of this metal.
  26. Pertaining to, or made of, silver; like silver in color or sound; as, silver hair, or silver tones.
  27. To cover or coat with silver or a substance resembling silver; to make bright or white like silver.
  28. To divide into long, thin pieces.
  29. A splinter; a sharp, thin, pointed piece, as of wood.
  30. A soft white metal, capable of a high polish: money made of silver: anything having the appearance of silver.
  31. Made of silver: resembling silver: white: bright: precious: gentle.
  32. To cover with silver: to make like silver: to make smooth and bright: to make silvery.
  33. Made of, or like, silver; white.
  34. Precious metal of a white color; money of silver.
  35. To cover with silver; make silvery or white.
  36. To plate with silver; give a silvery hue to.
  37. Made of silver or resembling silver; having a pure bell like tone.
  38. A white, ductile metallic element; one of the precious metals; silver coin or silverware.
  39. A valuable metal of a brilliant white colour; coin made of silver; money; a silver vessel; anything like silver.
  40. To cover with silver; to cover with tinfoil amalgamated with quicksilver; to make smooth and bright; to make hoary.
  41. 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.
  42. White like silver; made of silver; soft and clear, as in the tones of the voice.
  43. 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.

Usage examples for silver

  1. Sleeping thus, the mother dreamed of home, and Nelly dreamed of Silver Lake. – Silver Lake by R.M. Ballantyne
  2. Florence inquired, but Kitty Silver did not reply immediately. – Gentle Julia by Booth Tarkington
  3. 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
  4. Just then a footman entered with a note upon a little silver tray. – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  5. " My candlesticks are of real silver," said Carlos, " but these are not." – Rollo in Paris by Jacob Abbott
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. They went under one,- silver, green, and blue, and gold. – Mopsa the Fairy by Jean Ingelow
  10. " Because so many people would feel obliged to give us silver," she replied. – The Opinions of a Philosopher by Robert Grant
  11. True gold or silver. – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  12. 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
  13. And he put his hand into his pocket and pulled out some silver. – Jack Archer by G. A. Henty
  14. Now I should prize it beyond silver and gold. – Dishes & Beverages of the Old South by Martha McCulloch Williams
  15. " 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
  16. " Well," said Silver dryly, " I suppose that's his look- out." – Red Money by Fergus Hume
  17. 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
  18. At Silver Lake a man'll come aboard for him. – A Little Florida Lady by Dorothy C. Paine
  19. " 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
  20. She drew out a thin silver case, opened it. – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens