[ UK /sˈɪlvɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈsɪɫvɝ/ ]
NOUN
  1. a light shade of grey
  2. a trophy made of silver (or having the appearance of silver) that is usually awarded for winning second place in a competition
  3. 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
  4. silverware eating utensils
  5. coins made of silver
ADJECTIVE
  1. of lustrous grey; covered with or tinged with the color of silver
    silvery hair
  2. 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
  3. expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively
    silver speech
    able to dazzle with his facile tongue
  4. made from or largely consisting of silver
    silver bracelets
VERB
  1. coat with a layer of silver or a silver amalgam
    silver the necklace
  2. turn silver
    The man's hair silvered very attractively
  3. make silver in color
    Her worries had silvered her hair
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How To Use silver In A Sentence

  • It continues as an usual inland resort set in woodland of silver birches, rhododendrons and conifers.
  • Taiwan grabbed two gold medals, two silvers and one bronze at the Athens Olympics.
  • No, Jack won't have nobody tell him what he can't ever be, even if he weren't born with a silver spoon in one end and an Harley Street hooter up the other. Jack Scallywag
  • I can find no legitimate references to the use of metallic, inorganic, or organic silver compounds as a sanitizer, disinfectant, or sterilizing agent. quaternary ammonium chloride compounds - Mixtures of compounds such as alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride, didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride, dioctyl dimethyl ammonium chloride, and octyl decyl dimethyl ammonium chloride are very commonly used as surface sanitizer; if you look at your household cleaners that claim disinfecting properties, there's a high percentage chance that you'll find a "quat". Question ;Microdyne
  • Finding the swiftest pursuer close upon his heels, he threw off, first his blanket, then his silver-laced coat and belt of peag, by which his enemies knew him to be Canonchet, and redoubled the eagerness of pursuit. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon
  • During this period, the Ontario Board of Censors was known to be the most liberal of all the provincial boards, and O.J. Silverthorne was the most respected film censor in Canada.
  • John Sayles is often hailed as the king of independent cinema, so it is little wonder that his latest movie, Silver City, was able to attract such a mouth-watering cast.
  • More impressive still is his quicksilver dexterity in following the ever-changing contours of Sibelius' form.
  • It contained two spoons and a fork, silver with her family crest stamped on the handles. THE LAST OF THE GENTLEMEN ADVENTURERS: Coming of Age in the Arctic
  • In many places, glittering among the clothes, were gold and silver coins, a few silver ornaments such as buckles, and watches -- things not missed by the pirates in the transport of their flight. The Frozen Pirate
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