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English adjective: silver

1. silver made from or largely consisting of silver


SamplesSilver bracelets.


Similarmetal, metallic


Antonymsnonmetal, nonmetallic

2. silver having the white lustrous sheen of silver


SamplesA land of silver (or silvern) rivers where the salmon leap.
Repeated scrubbings have given the wood a silvery sheen.


Synonymssilvern, silvery


Similarbright


Antonymsdull

3. silver of lustrous grey; covered with or tinged with the color of silver


SamplesSilvery hair.


Synonymsargent, silverish, silvery


Similarachromatic, neutral


Antonymschromatic

4. silver expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively


SamplesAble to dazzle with his facile tongue.
Silver speech.


Synonymseloquent, facile, fluent, silver-tongued, smooth-spoken


Similararticulate


Antonymsinarticulate, unarticulate


English noun: silver

1. silver (substance) 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


SynonymsAg, atomic number 47


Broader (hypernym)conductor, noble metal


Narrower (hyponym)coin silver


Substance meronymargentite, silver, sterling silver

2. silver (possession) coins made of silver


Broader (hypernym)precious metal


Substance holonymAg, atomic number 47, silver

3. silver (attribute) a light shade of grey


Synonymsash gray, ash grey, silver gray, silver grey


Broader (hypernym)gray, grayness, grey, greyness

4. silver (artifact) silverware eating utensils


Synonymsflatware


Broader (hypernym)silverware

5. silver (artifact) a trophy made of silver (or having the appearance of silver) that is usually awarded for winning second place in a competition


Synonymssilver medal


Broader (hypernym)prize, trophy


English verb: silver

1. silver (contact) coat with a layer of silver or a silver amalgam


SamplesSilver the necklace.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)plate

2. silver (change) make silver in color


SamplesHer worries had silvered her hair.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour, colour in, colourise, colourize

3. silver (change) turn silver


SamplesThe man's hair silvered very attractively.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)color, colour, discolor, discolour









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