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SILVER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does silver mean? 

SILVER (noun)
  The noun SILVER has 5 senses:

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. coins made of silver
3. a light shade of grey
4. silverware eating utensils
5. a trophy made of silver (or having the appearance of silver) that is usually awarded for winning second place in a competition

  Familiarity information: SILVER used as a noun is common.


SILVER (adjective)
  The adjective SILVER has 4 senses:

1. made from or largely consisting of silver
2. having the white lustrous sheen of silver
3. of lustrous grey; covered with or tinged with the color of silver
4. expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively

  Familiarity information: SILVER used as an adjective is uncommon.


SILVER (verb)
  The verb SILVER has 3 senses:

1. coat with a layer of silver or a silver amalgam
2. make silver in color
3. turn silver

  Familiarity information: SILVER used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SILVER (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

Ag; atomic number 47; silver

Hypernyms ("silver" is a kind of...):

noble metal (any metal that is resistant to corrosion or oxidation)

conductor (a substance that readily conducts e.g. electricity and heat)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "silver"):

coin silver (a silver of the degree of purity established for making legal silver coins)

Holonyms ("silver" is a substance of...):

silver (coins made of silver)

argentite (a valuable silver ore consisting of silver sulfide (Ag2S))

sterling silver (a silver alloy with no more than 7.5% copper)


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Meaning:

Coins made of silver

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("silver" is a kind of...):

precious metal (any of the less common and valuable metals often used to make coins or jewelry)

Meronyms (substance of "silver"):

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)


Sense 3silver [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A light shade of grey

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

silver grey; silver gray; ash grey; ash gray; silver

Hypernyms ("silver" is a kind of...):

gray; grayness; grey; greyness (a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black)


Sense 4silver [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Silverware eating utensils

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

flatware; silver

Hypernyms ("silver" is a kind of...):

silverware (tableware made of silver or silver plate or pewter or stainless steel)


Sense 5silver [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A trophy made of silver (or having the appearance of silver) that is usually awarded for winning second place in a competition

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

silver medal; silver

Hypernyms ("silver" is a kind of...):

prize; trophy (something given as a token of victory)


SILVER (adjective)


Sense 1silver [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Made from or largely consisting of silver

Context example:

silver bracelets

Similar:

metal; metallic (containing or made of or resembling or characteristic of a metal)


Sense 2silver [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having the white lustrous sheen of silver

Synonyms:

silvern; silver; silvery

Context examples:

a land of silver (or silvern) rivers where the salmon leap / repeated scrubbings have given the wood a silvery sheen

Similar:

bright (emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts)


Sense 3silver [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of lustrous grey; covered with or tinged with the color of silver

Synonyms:

argent; silverish; silvery; silver

Context example:

silvery hair

Similar:

achromatic (having no hue)


Sense 4silver [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively

Synonyms:

eloquent; silver-tongued; smooth-spoken; fluent; facile; silver

Context examples:

able to dazzle with his facile tongue / silver speech

Similar:

articulate (expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language)


SILVER (verb)


Sense 1silver [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Coat with a layer of silver or a silver amalgam

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

silver the necklace

Hypernyms (to "silver" is one way to...):

plate (coat with a layer of metal)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2silver [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make silver in color

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

Her worries had silvered her hair

Hypernyms (to "silver" is one way to...):

color; color in; colorise; colorize; colour; colour in; colourise; colourize (add color to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3silver [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Turn silver

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The man's hair silvered very attractively

Hypernyms (to "silver" is one way to...):

color; colour; discolor; discolour (change color, often in an undesired manner)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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