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Definition of Silver


  1. 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.
  2. Coin made of silver; silver money.
  3. Anything having the luster or appearance of silver.
  4. The color of silver.
  5. Of or pertaining to silver; made of silver; as, silver leaf; a silver cup.
  6. Resembling silver.
  7. Bright; resplendent; white.
  8. Precious; costly.
  9. Giving a clear, ringing sound soft and clear.
  10. Sweet; gentle; peaceful.
  11. 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.
  12. To polish like silver; to impart a brightness to, like that of silver.
  13. To make hoary, or white, like silver.
  14. To acquire a silvery color.
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Silver Translations

silver in Afrikaans is silwer
silver in Dutch is zilveren
silver in Finnish is hopea
silver in French is argent
silver in German is Silber, silbern, Silber
silver in Latin is argentum
silver in Portuguese is prata
silver in Spanish is plata