What is the meaning of 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.
  • Coins made of silver.
  • A light shade of grey.
  • Silverware eating utensils.
  • A trophy made of silver (or having the appearance of silver) that is usually awarded for winning second place in a competition.


  • Coat with a layer of silver or a silver amalgam.
    • usage: "silver the necklace"
  • Make silver in color.
    • usage: "Her worries had silvered her hair"
  • Turn silver.
    • usage: "The man's hair silvered very attractively"


  • Made from or largely consisting of silver.
    • usage: "silver bracelets"
  • Having the white lustrous sheen of silver.
    • usage: "a land of silver (or silvern) rivers where the salmon leap"; "repeated scrubbings have given the wood a silvery sheen"
  • Of lustrous grey; covered with or tinged with the color of silver.
    • usage: "silvery hair"
  • Expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively.
    • usage: "able to dazzle with his facile tongue"; "silver speech"
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