Chemistry. a white, ductile metallic element, used for making mirrors, coins, ornaments, table utensils, photographic chemicals, conductors, etc. Symbol: Ag; atomic weight: 107.870; atomic number: 47; specific gravity: 10.5 at 20°C.
coin made of this metal; specie; money:
a handful of silver.
this metal as a commodity or considered as a currency standard.
table articles made of or plated with silver, including flatware and hollowware.
The kitchen silver is of stainless steel.
something resembling this metal in color, luster, etc.
a lustrous grayish white or whitish gray, or the color of the metal:
the silver of the leaves.
any of the silver halides used for photographic purposes, as silver bromide, silver chloride, or silver iodide.
consisting of, made of, or plated with silver.
of or relating to silver.
producing or yielding silver.
resembling silver; silvery:
the silver moon.
clear and soft:
a silver tongue.
urging the use of silver as a currency standard:
indicating the twenty-fifth event of a series, as a wedding anniversary.
having the color silver:
a silver dress.
verb (used with object)
to coat with silver or some silverlike substance.
to give a silvery color to.
verb (used without object)
to become a silvery color.
a very ductile malleable brilliant greyish-white element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal. It occurs free and in argentite and other ores: used in jewellery, tableware, coinage, electrical contacts, and in electroplating. Its compounds are used in photography. Symbol: Ag; atomic no: 47; atomic wt: 107.8682; valency: 1 or 2; relative density: 10.50; melting pt: 961.93°C; boiling pt: 2163°C
(as modifier): a silver coin, related adjective argent
coin made of, or having the appearance of, this metal
cutlery, whether made of silver or not
any household articles made of silver
(photog) any of a number of silver compounds used either as photosensitive substances in emulsions or as sensitizers
a brilliant or light greyish-white colour
(as adjective): silver hair
short for silver medal
well-articulated: silver speech
(prenominal) denoting the 25th in a series, esp an annual series: a silver wedding anniversary
(transitive) to coat with silver or a silvery substance: to silver a spoon
to become or cause to become silvery in colour
to become or cause to become elderly
silver sil·ver (sĭl’vər)
A lustrous ductile malleable metallic element having the highest thermal and electrical conductivity of the metals and used in dental alloys. Atomic number 47; atomic weight 107.868; melting point 961.8°C; boiling point 2,162°C; specific gravity 10.50; valence 1, 2.
A soft, shiny, white metallic element that is found in many ores, especially together with copper, lead, and zinc. It conducts heat and electricity better than any other metal. Silver is used in photography and in making electrical circuits and conductors. Atomic number 47; atomic weight 107.868; melting point 960.8°C; boiling point 2,212°C; specific gravity 10.50; valence 1, 2. See also sterling silver. See Periodic Table. See Note at element.
used for a great variety of purposes, as may be judged from the frequent references to it in Scripture. It first appears in commerce in Gen. 13:2; 23:15, 16. It was largely employed for making vessels for the sanctuary in the wilderness (Ex. 26:19; 27:17; Num. 7:13, 19; 10:2). There is no record of its having been found in Syria or Palestine. It was brought in large quantities by foreign merchants from abroad, from Spain and India and other countries probably.
(Isa. 7:23). Literally the words are “at a thousand of silver”, i.e., “pieces of silver,” or shekels.
noun 1. a sign of hope in an unfortunate or gloomy situation; a bright prospect: Every cloud has a silver lining. silver lining noun 1. a comforting or hopeful aspect of an otherwise desperate or unhappy situation (esp in the phrase every cloud has a silver lining) silver lining An element of hope or a […]
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