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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



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

SamplesSilvery hair.

Synonymsargent, silverish, silvery

Similarachromatic, neutral


4. silver expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively

SamplesAble to dazzle with his facile tongue.
Silver speech.

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


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


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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