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sil·ver

 (sĭl′vər)
n.
1. Symbol Ag A lustrous white, ductile, malleable metallic element, occurring both uncombined and in ores such as argentite, having the highest thermal and electrical conductivity of the metals. It is highly valued for jewelry, tableware, and other ornamental use and is widely used in coinage, photography, dental and soldering alloys, electrical contacts, and printed circuits. Atomic number 47; atomic weight 107.868; melting point 961.78°C; boiling point 2,162°C; specific gravity 10.50 (20°C); valence 1, 2. See Periodic Table.
2. This metallic element as a commodity or medium of exchange.
3. Coins made of this metallic element.
4. A medal made of silver awarded to one placing second in a competition, as in the Olympics.
5.
a. Domestic articles, such as tableware, made of or plated with silver.
b. Tableware, especially eating and serving utensils, made of steel or another metal.
6. A lustrous medium gray.
7. A silver salt, especially silver nitrate, used to sensitize paper.
adj.
1. Made of or containing silver: a silver bowl; silver ore.
2. Resembling silver, especially in having a lustrous shine; silvery.
3. Of a lustrous medium gray: silver hair.
4. Having a soft, clear, resonant sound.
5. Eloquent; persuasive: a silver voice.
6. Favoring the adoption of silver as a standard of currency: the silver plank of the 1896 Democratic platform.
7. Of or constituting a 25th anniversary.
v. sil·vered, sil·ver·ing, sil·vers
v.tr.
1. To cover, plate, or adorn with silver or a similar lustrous substance.
2. To give a silver color to.
3. To coat (photographic paper) with a film of silver nitrate or other silver salt.
v.intr.
To become silvery.

[Middle English, from Old English siolfor, seolfor, probably ultimately from Akkadian ṣarpu, refined silver, verbal adj. of ṣarāpu, to smelt, refine; see ṣrp in Semitic roots.]

silver

(ˈsɪlvə)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds)
a. a very ductile malleable brilliant greyish-white element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal. It occurs free and in argentite and other ores: used in jewellery, tableware, coinage, electrical contacts, and in electroplating. Its compounds are used in photography. Symbol: Ag; atomic no: 47; atomic wt: 107.8682; valency: 1 or 2; relative density: 10.50; melting pt: 961.93°C; boiling pt: 2163°C
b. (as modifier): a silver coin. argent
2. (Currencies) coin made of, or having the appearance of, this metal
3. (Furniture) cutlery, whether made of silver or not
4. (Furniture) any household articles made of silver
5. (Photography) photog any of a number of silver compounds used either as photosensitive substances in emulsions or as sensitizers
6. (Colours)
a. a brilliant or light greyish-white colour
b. (as adjective): silver hair.
7. (General Sporting Terms) short for silver medal
adj
8. well-articulated: silver speech.
9. (prenominal) denoting the 25th in a series, esp an annual series: a silver wedding anniversary.
vb
10. (tr) to coat with silver or a silvery substance: to silver a spoon.
11. (Colours) to become or cause to become silvery in colour
12. to become or cause to become elderly
[Old English siolfor; related to Old Norse silfr, Gothic silubr, Old High German silabar, Old Slavonic sirebro]
ˈsilverer n
ˈsilvering n

sil•ver

(ˈsɪl vər)
n.
1. a white, ductile metallic element, used for making mirrors, coins, ornaments, table utensils, photographic chemicals, and conductors. Symbol: Ag; at. wt.: 107.870; at. no.: 47; sp. gr.: 10.5 at 20°C.
2. coins made of this metal; specie; money: a handful of silver.
3. this metal as a commodity or considered as a currency standard.
4. table articles, as flatware, made of or plated with silver.
5. flatware made of any metal.
6. something resembling this metal in color, luster, etc.
7. a lustrous grayish white or whitish gray.
adj.
9. made of or plated with silver.
10. of or pertaining to silver.
11. producing or yielding silver.
12. of the color silver; silvery.
13. clear, soft, and ringing: silver sounds.
14. eloquent; persuasive: a silver tongue.
15. indicating the twenty-fifth event of a series, as a wedding anniversary.
16. urging the use of silver as a currency standard.
v.t.
17. to coat with silver or some silverlike substance.
18. to give a silvery color to.
v.i.
19. to become a silvery color.
[before 900; Middle English silver(e), selver(e), Old English siolfor (orig. n.), c. Old High German sil(a)bar, Old Norse silfr, Gothic silubr]
sil′ver•er, n.

sil·ver

(sĭl′vər)
Symbol Ag A soft, shiny, white metallic element that is found in many ores, especially together with copper, lead, and zinc. It conducts heat and electricity better than any other metal. Silver is used in photography and in making electrical circuits and conductors. Atomic number 47. ♦ An alloy of silver that contains up to 7.5 percent copper or another metal is called sterling silver, from which jewelry and silverware are made. See Periodic Table. See Note at element.

silver


Past participle: silvered
Gerund: silvering

Imperative
silver
silver
Present
I silver
you silver
he/she/it silvers
we silver
you silver
they silver
Preterite
I silvered
you silvered
he/she/it silvered
we silvered
you silvered
they silvered
Present Continuous
I am silvering
you are silvering
he/she/it is silvering
we are silvering
you are silvering
they are silvering
Present Perfect
I have silvered
you have silvered
he/she/it has silvered
we have silvered
you have silvered
they have silvered
Past Continuous
I was silvering
you were silvering
he/she/it was silvering
we were silvering
you were silvering
they were silvering
Past Perfect
I had silvered
you had silvered
he/she/it had silvered
we had silvered
you had silvered
they had silvered
Future
I will silver
you will silver
he/she/it will silver
we will silver
you will silver
they will silver
Future Perfect
I will have silvered
you will have silvered
he/she/it will have silvered
we will have silvered
you will have silvered
they will have silvered
Future Continuous
I will be silvering
you will be silvering
he/she/it will be silvering
we will be silvering
you will be silvering
they will be silvering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been silvering
you have been silvering
he/she/it has been silvering
we have been silvering
you have been silvering
they have been silvering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been silvering
you will have been silvering
he/she/it will have been silvering
we will have been silvering
you will have been silvering
they will have been silvering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been silvering
you had been silvering
he/she/it had been silvering
we had been silvering
you had been silvering
they had been silvering
Conditional
I would silver
you would silver
he/she/it would silver
we would silver
you would silver
they would silver
Past Conditional
I would have silvered
you would have silvered
he/she/it would have silvered
we would have silvered
you would have silvered
they would have silvered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.silver - a soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metalsilver - 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
silver - coins made of silver
noble metal - any metal that is resistant to corrosion or oxidation
argentite - a valuable silver ore consisting of silver sulfide (Ag2S)
coin silver - a silver of the degree of purity established for making legal silver coins
conductor - a substance that readily conducts e.g. electricity and heat
sterling silver - a silver alloy with no more than 7.5% copper
2.silver - coins made of silver
precious metal - any of the less common and valuable metals often used to make coins or jewelry
Ag, atomic number 47, silver - 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
3.silver - a light shade of greysilver - a light shade of grey    
gray, grayness, greyness, grey - a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black
4.silver - silverware eating utensils
silverware - tableware made of silver or silver plate or pewter or stainless steel
5.silver - a trophy made of silver (or having the appearance of silver) that is usually awarded for winning second place in a competitionsilver - a trophy made of silver (or having the appearance of silver) that is usually awarded for winning second place in a competition
trophy, prize - something given as a token of victory
Verb1.silver - coat with a layer of silver or a silver amalgam; "silver the necklace"
plate - coat with a layer of metal; "plate spoons with silver"
2.silver - make silver in color; "Her worries had silvered her hair"
color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour in, colourise, colourize, colour - add color to; "The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film"
3.silver - turn silver; "The man's hair silvered very attractively"
discolour, discolor, color, colour - change color, often in an undesired manner; "The shirts discolored"
Adj.1.silver - made from or largely consisting of silver; "silver bracelets"
metal, metallic - containing or made of or resembling or characteristic of a metal; "a metallic compound"; "metallic luster"; "the strange metallic note of the meadow lark, suggesting the clash of vibrant blades"- Ambrose Bierce
2.silver - 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"
bright - emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room"
3.silver - of lustrous grey; covered with or tinged with the color of silver; "silvery hair"
achromatic, neutral - having no hue; "neutral colors like black or white"
4.silver - expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively; "able to dazzle with his facile tongue"; "silver speech"
articulate - expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language; "articulate speech"; "an articulate orator"; "articulate beings"

silver

noun
1. silverware, silver plate He beat the rugs and polished the silver.
2. silver coins, coins, loose change, (small) change the basement where £150,000 in silver was buried
3. second prize, silver medal They followed it up by winning silver in the World Cup.
adjective
1. snowy, white, grey, silvery, greyish-white, whitish-grey He had thick silver hair which needed cutting.
Related words
adjective argent
Translations
الآنِيَة الفِضَّيَّهاليوبيل الفِضّيفِضَّةفِضَّهفِضّي
сребро
stříbrostříbrnýstříbřitýstříbrná
sølvsølvbryllupsølvmøntsølvtøj
arĝentkoloraarĝento
hõbe
hopeahopeanvärinenhopeinen
srebrosrebrenjaksrebrna
ezüstezüstösteríték
perak
silfursilfur-silfurbúnaîursilfurlitaður
argentum
sidabrassidabrinissidabroaliuminio folijafolija
sudraba-sudrabainssudrablietassudrabs
zilverzilverenzilverkleurzilverkleurigzilverkleurige
srebrosrebrnasrebrnesrebrny
argintargintieargintiiargintiu
striebornýstriebro
srebrninasrebrosrebrna
silversilver-bordssilver
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silver

[ˈsɪlvəʳ]
A. N
1. (= metal) → plata f; (= silverware, silver cutlery) → plata f, vajilla f de plata
2. (= money) → monedas fpl de plata, monedas fpl plateadas
"have you got any silver?" - "sorry, only notes and coppers"-¿tienes monedas de plata? -no, sólo billetes y monedas de cobre
£2 in silver2 libras en monedas de plata
B. ADJ
1. (= made of silver) [ring, cutlery] → de plata
2. (in colour) → plateado; [car] → gris plata inv
see also spoon A1
see also cloud A
C. VT [+ metal] → platear; [+ mirror] → azogar; [+ hair] → blanquear
D. VI [hair] → blanquear
E. CPD silver beet N (US) → acelga f
silver birch Nabedul m plateado
silver coin Nmoneda f de plata
silver fir Nabeto m blanco, pinabete m
silver foil Npapel m de aluminio or plata
silver fox Nzorro m plateado
silver gilt Nplata f dorada
silver jubilee Nvigésimo quinto aniversario m
silver lining N (fig) → resquicio m de esperanza
silver medal Nmedalla f de plata
silver medallist Nmedallero/a m/f de plata
silver paper Npapel m de plata
silver plate N (= material) → plateado m; (= objects) → vajilla f plateada
see also silver-plate the silver screen Nla pantalla cinematográfica
silver tongue N to have a silver tongue (fig) → tener un pico de oro
the Silver State N (US) → Nevada f
silver wedding Nbodas fpl de plata

silver

[ˈsɪlvər]
n
(= metal) → argent m
solid silver → argent massif
(= money) → monnaie f (en pièces d'argent)
(= silverware) → argenterie f
(SPORT) (= medal) → argent
(= colour) → gris m métallisé
modif
(made of silver) [bowl, bracelet, candlestick, cutlery] → en argent; [coin, necklace] → d'argent
(for silver) silver polish
adj (in colour) [hair, dress, shoes] → argenté(e); [car] → gris métallisé invsilver birch nbouleau m argentésilver foil npapier m d'aluminiumsilver jubilee nvingt-cinquième anniversaire m (d'un événement)silver lining n
to have a silver lining → avoir de bons côtés
every cloud has a silver lining → à une chose, malheur est bonsilver medal nmédaille f d'argentsilver medallist nmédaillé(e) m/f d'argentsilver paper n (British)papier m d'aluminiumsilver-plated [ˌsɪlvərˈpleɪtɪd] adjplaqué(e) argentsilver polish nproduit m pour l'argenteriesilver screen n (= movies) the silver screen → le grand écran

silver

n
(= metal)Silber nt
(= coins)Silber(geld) nt, → Silbermünzen pl; £10 in silver£ 10 in Silber
(= tableware, articles)Silber nt
(= colour)Silber nt
adjSilber-, silbern; silver jewellery (Brit) or jewelry (US) → Silberschmuck m; to be born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth (prov) → mit einem silbernen Löffel im Mund geboren sein (prov)
vt metal, mirrorversilbern; old age had silvered his hairdas Alter hatte sein Haar silbergrau werden lassen

silver

:
silverbeet
n (Bot: = Swiss chard) → Mangold m
silver birch
nWeißbirke f
silver disc
n (Brit Mus) → silberne Schallplatte
silver fir
nWeiß- or Silbertanne f
silverfish
silver foil
n (= kitchen foil)Alu(minium)folie f; (= silver paper)Silberpapier nt
silver fox
nSilberfuchs m
silver-grey, (US) silver-gray
adjsilbergrau; hairsilberweiß
silver-haired
adjsilberhaarig; he is silverer hat silberweißes Haar

silver

:
silver jubilee
n25jähriges Jubiläum
silver lining
n (fig)Silberstreifen f (am Horizont), → Lichtblick m (fig)
silver medal
silver medallist, (US) silver medalist
n (Sport) → Silbermedaillengewinner(in) m(f)
silver nitrate
nSilbernitrat nt
silver oxide
nSilberoxid nt
silver oxide battery
nSilberoxidbatterie f
silver paper
nSilberpapier nt
silver plate
n (= plating)Silberauflage f, → Versilberung f; (= articles)versilberte Sachen pl; is that silver?ist das versilbert?
silver-plate
vtversilbern
silver-plating
nVersilberung f; (= layer also)Silberauflage f
silver screen
nLeinwand f
silver service
n (in restaurant) Servieren nach allen Regeln der Kunst
silverside
n (Cook) quer geschnittenes Stück aus der Rindskeule
silversmith
nSilberschmied(in) m(f)
silversmith’s (shop)
silver standard
nSilberstandard m
silver surfer
n (inf)Internetbenutzer(in) m(f)in fortgeschrittenem Alter
silver-tongued
adj (liter)wort- or redegewandt
silverware
nSilber nt, → Silberzeug nt (inf); (in shop also) → Silberwaren pl
silver wedding

silver

[ˈsɪlvəʳ]
1. n
a. (metal) → argento
b. (silverware, cutlery) → argenteria
c. (money) monete da 5, 10, 20 o 50 pence
2. adj (ring, coin) → d'argento

silver

(ˈsilvə) noun
1. an element, a precious grey metal which is used in making jewellery, ornaments etc. The tray was made of solid silver.
2. anything made of, or looking like, silver especially knives, forks, spoons etc. Burglars broke into the house and stole all our silver.
adjective
1. made of, of the colour of, or looking like, silver. a silver brooch; silver stars/paint.
2. (of a wedding anniversary, jubilee etc) twenty-fifth. We celebrated our silver wedding (anniversary) last month.
ˈsilvery adjective
like silver, especially in colour.
silver foil/paper
a common type of wrapping material, made of metal and having a silvery appearance. Chocolate bars are sold wrapped in silver paper.

silver

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sil·ver

n. plata;
___ nitratenitrato de ___.

silver

n plata; — nitrate nitrato de plata; — sulfadiazine sulfadiazina de plata