a sign of hope in an unfortunate or gloomy situation; a bright prospect:
Every cloud has a silver lining.
a comforting or hopeful aspect of an otherwise desperate or unhappy situation (esp in the phrase every cloud has a silver lining)
An element of hope or a redeeming quality in an otherwise bad situation, as in The rally had a disappointing turnout, but the silver lining was that those who came pledged a great deal of money. This metaphoric term is a shortening of Every cloud has a silver lining, in turn derived from John Milton’s Comus (1634): “A sable cloud turns forth its silver lining on the night.”
adverb 1. with a silvery appearance or sound.
noun 1. a maple, Acer saccharinum, having leaves that are light green above and silvery white beneath. 2. the hard, close-grained wood of this tree, used for making furniture. silver maple noun 1. a North American maple tree, Acer saccharinum, having five-lobed leaves that are green above and silvery-white beneath
noun 1. a medal, traditionally of silver or silver in color, awarded to a person or team finishing second in a competition, meet, or tournament. silver medal noun 1. a medal of silver awarded to a competitor who comes second in a contest or race Compare gold medal, bronze medal noun a medal made of […]
noun 1. a perennial Japanese herb, Artemisia schmidtiana, having silver-green leaves forming a moundlike shape.