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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.

Silver Quotations

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. - Mahatma Gandhi
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
Mahatma Gandhi

Don't gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold.
Bob Marley

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.
Martin Luther

Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
Langston Hughes

You don't need a silver fork to eat good food.
Paul Prudhomme
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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
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