silver - Wiktionary

silver – Wiktionary

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Center English silver, selver, sulver, from Previous English seolfor, seolofor (silver), from Proto-Germanic *silubrą (silver), of unsure origin.

Adjective sense of twenty-fifth wedding ceremony anniversary generalized from silver wedding ceremony, from German Silberhochzeit, silberne Hochzeit.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

silver (countable and uncountable, plural silvers)

  1. (uncountable) A lustrous, white, metallic aspect, atomic quantity 47, atomic weight 107.87, image Ag.
  2. (collectively) Cash comprised of silver or any comparable white steel.
  3. (collectively) Cutlery and different consuming utensils, whether or not silver or comprised of another white steel.
  4. (collectively) Any gadgets comprised of silver or some other white steel.
  5. (countable) A shiny grey shade.

    silver:  

  6. Something resembling silver; one thing shiny and white.
    • 1909 April 10, H[erbert] G[eorge] Wells, “[The Time Machine and Other Stories]. The Stunning Go well with.”, in The Quick Tales of H. G. Wells, London: Ernest Benn Restricted [], printed September 1927, OCLC 492455359, pages 162–163:

      And subsequent morning they discovered him lifeless, along with his neck damaged, within the backside of the stone pit, along with his stunning garments somewhat bloody, and foul and stained with the duckweed from the pond. However his face was a face of such happiness that, had you seen it, you’ll have understood certainly how that he had died pleased, by no means understanding that cool and streaming silver for the duckweed within the pond.

Synonyms[edit]

Derived phrases[edit]

  • silver alert
  • silver ash (Flindersia schottiana)
  • silver bass (Aplodinotus grunniens)
  • silver beech (Nothofagus menziesii)
  • silver bell (Halesia spp.)
  • silver bell tree, silver-bell tree, silverbell tree (Halesia)
  • silver berry, silverberry (Elaeagnus)
  • silverbill (Lonchura spp.)
  • silver birch (Betula pendula)
  • silver ebook
  • silverboom (Leucadendron argenteum)
  • Silver Bow
  • Silver Bow County
  • silver bromide
  • silver bullet
  • silver-bush, silverbush (Argythamnia, Convolvulus cneorum, Sophora tomentosa subsp. australis)
  • silver ceiling
  • silver certificates
  • silver chloride
  • silver metropolis
  • silver wire
  • silver physician
  • silver greenback
  • silver-eared mesia
  • silver eye, silver-eye, silvereye (Zosterops lateralis)
  • silver fern (Cyathea dealbata)
  • silverfin (Cyprinella whipplei)
  • silver fir (Abies spp;)
  • silverfish
  • silver fizz
  • silver fluoride
  • silver foil
  • silver-fork deformity
  • silver-fork fracture
  • silver fox (Vulpes vulpes type)
  • silver frost
  • silver gilt
  • silver goose
  • silver grass (Miscanthus)
  • silver grey, silver-gray, silvergray, silver gray, silver-grey
  • silver hake (Merluccius bilinearis)
  • silver halide
  • silver iodate
  • silver iodide
  • silver jenny
  • silver jubilee
  • silver lace, silver-lace
  • silver lace vine, silver-lace vine (Fallopia baldschuanica)
  • silver leaf
  • silver-leaf nettle (Solanum elaeagnifolium)
  • silver-leaf nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium)
  • silver-leaf poplar (Populus alba)
  • silver-leaf tree (Leucadendron argenteum)
  • silver lime (Tilia tomentosa)
  • silver linden (Tilia tomentosa)
  • silver lining
  • silver maple (Acer saccharinum)
  • silver medal
  • silver medalist
  • silver mine
  • silver mound
  • silver nitrate
  • silver oak (Grevillea robusta, Brachylaena discolor)
  • silver paper
  • silver parachute
  • silver perch (Bairdiella chrysoura, Bidyanus bidyanus, Leiopotherapon plumbeus)
  • silver pine (Manoao colensoi)
  • silver plate, silver-plate
  • silver level
  • silver poplar (Populus alba)
  • silver protein
  • silver protein stain
  • silver quandong (Elaeocarpus kirtonii)
  • silver quandong tree (Elaeocarpus kirtonii)
  • silver sage (Salvia argentea)
  • silver sagebrush (Artemisia cana)
  • silver salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch)
  • silver salvia (Salvia argentea)
  • silver display
  • silver pores and skin, silver-skin
  • silver solder
  • silver spring
  • silver spruce (Picea engelmannii)
  • silver normal
  • silver star
  • silver star medal
  • silver state
  • silver storm
  • silver thatch
  • silver thaw
  • silver-tip
  • silver tree (Leucadendron argenteum)
  • silver tree fern (Cyathea dealbata)
  • silver trout (†Salvelinus agassizii)
  • silver vine (Actinidia polygama, Scindapsus pictus)
  • silver wattle (Acacia sclerosperma, Acacia dealbata, Acacia lasiocalyx, Acacia retinodes)
  • silver willow (Salix geyeriana)
  • silver-worker
  • silver wormwood (Artemisia cana)

 

Associated phrases[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Translations[edit]

See silver/translations § Noun.

Adjective[edit]

silver (comparative extra silver, superlative most silver)

  1. Produced from silver.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 10, in The Mirror and the Lamp:

      He seemed around the poor room, on the distempered partitions, and the dangerous engravings in meretricious frames, the crinkly paper and wax flowers on the chiffonier; and he considered a room like Father Bryan’s, with panelling, with reduce glass, with tulips in silver pots, such a room as he had hoped to have for his personal.

    • 1959, Georgette Heyer, chapter 1, in The Unknown Ajax:

      However Richmond [] appeared to lose himself in his personal reflections. Some pickled crab, which he had not touched, had been eliminated with a damson pie; and his sister noticed, peeping across the huge silver epergne that nearly obscured him from her view, that he had eaten not more than a spoonful of that both.

  2. Produced from one other white steel.
  3. Having a shade like silver: a shiny grey.
  4. Denoting the twenty-fifth anniversary, particularly of a marriage.
    • 1994, “Mate matching” in Accent on Residing, v 38, n 4 (Spring), p 52:
      Principally, these have been relationships of 10 or much less years. Nonetheless, one respondent has celebrated her silver wedding ceremony anniversary.
  5. (of economic companies) Premium, however inferior to gold.
  6. Having the clear, musical tone of silver; gentle and clear in sound.

    a silver-voiced younger lady

Synonyms[edit]

  • (comprised of silver): silvern (archaic)
  • (having a shade like silver): silvery

Associated phrases[edit]

Translations[edit]

See silver/translations § Adjective.

Derived phrases[edit]

  • antimonial silver
  • bismuth-silver
  • bromic silver
  • capillary silver
  • cat-silver
  • colloidal silver
  • darkish pink silver ore
  • desilver
  • desilverise, desilverize
  • each cloud has a silver lining
  • flat silver
  • German silver
  • horn silver
  • iodic silver
  • gentle pink silver ore
  • Lengthy John Silver
  • molybdic silver
  • native silver
  • nickel silver, nickel-silver
  • pink silver
  • ruby silver
  • sheep-silver
  • shell silver
  • silver age
  • silver alum
  • silverback
  • silver ball
  • silver balli
  • silver band
  • silver bar
  • silver bathtub
  • silver-beater
  • silver beech (Lophozonia menziesii)
  • silver beet (chard, Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris)
  • silver-beggar
  • silver bell, silver bell tree
  • silver-belly
  • silver bennet
  • silver berry, silverberry
  • silverbill
  • silver birch
  • silver-black
  • silver blond, silver blonde
  • Silverblu, Silver Blu, Silver Blue
  • silver bream
  • silver bromide
  • silver bronze
  • silver buckle
  • silver bullet
  • silver certificates
  • silver chain
  • silver char
  • silver chickweed
  • silver chloride
  • silver assortment
  • silver-colored, silver-coloured
  • silver-copper nitrate
  • silver wire
  • silver wire is loosed
  • silver physician
  • silver greenback
  • silver greenback fish
  • silver-dun
  • silvered
  • silver eel
  • silverer
  • silverette
  • silver-eyes
  • silver-eye, silvereye
  • silver-feast
  • silver feather
  • silver fern
  • silver fir (Abies spp,)
  • silver fish, silver-fish, silverfish
  • silver-fizz
  • silver fluoride
  • silver foil
  • silver-footed
  • silver-fork
  • silver fox
  • silver frost
  • silver fulminate
  • silver garfish
  • silver gibbon
  • silver gilt, silver-gilt
  • silver glass
  • silver grain, silver-grain
  • silver grass, silver-grass
  • silver-gray, silver-grey
  • silver gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae)
  • silver-haired
  • silver hair-grass
  • silver hake (Merluccius bilinearis)
  • silver halide
  • silver handshake
  • silver-head
  • silver-headed
  • silver herb
  • silver-hilted
  • silverily
  • silveriness
  • silvering
  • silver iodide
  • silver iodide
  • silverise, silverize
  • silverish
  • silverism
  • silverist
  • silverite
  • silver jubilee
  • silver king (Atlantic tarpon, Megalops atlanticus)
  • silver knapweed
  • silver woman
  • Silver Woman
  • silver lamprey
  • silver lavender
  • silver lead, silver-lead
  • silver-leaf
  • silver-leaved
  • silverless
  • silver-like
  • silver line, silver strains
  • silver lining
  • silver luster, silver lustre
  • silverly
  • silver maple
  • silver-marmoset
  • silver medal
  • silver medalist, silver medallist
  • silver mine
  • silver-mounted
  • silverness
  • silver nitrate
  • silver oak
  • silver oar
  • Silver Workplace
  • silver ore
  • silver oxide
  • silver paper
  • silver perch
  • silver pheasant
  • silver piece
  • silver pike (Esox lucius type)
  • silver pine, silver pine tree
  • silver plate
  • silver-plate
  • silver-plated
  • silver plover
  • silver-pointed
  • silver-point, silverpoint
  • silver polish
  • silver poplar
  • silver-powder
  • silver print
  • silver-printing
  • silver rain
  • silver ring
  • silver rule
  • silver salmon
  • silver sand
  • silver-scaled
  • silver display
  • silver service
  • silver-shafted
  • Silver Shirts
  • silver-side, silverside
  • silver-sides, silversides (Atheriniformes)
  • silver-skin, silverskin
  • silversmith
  • silversmithing
  • silver solder
  • silver sole
  • silver spoon
  • silver-spoonism
  • silver-spot, silverspot
  • silver-sprig
  • silver normal
  • Silver Star, Silver Star medal
  • silver state
  • Silver State
  • silver metal
  • silver-stick
  • silver streak
  • silver string
  • silver sulfide, silver sulphide
  • silver surfer
  • silversword
  • silver desk
  • silver-tailed
  • silvertail, silver-tail
  • silver tea
  • silver telluride
  • silver thaw
  • silver thistle
  • silver thread
  • silver-tip, silvertip
  • silver tongue
  • silver-tongued
  • silver prime
  • silver tree
  • silver trout
  • silver trumpet
  • silver trumpeter
  • silver-voiced
  • silverware
  • silver-washed fritillary
  • silver wattle
  • silver wedding ceremony
  • silverweed
  • silver weight
  • silver whiskers
  • silver-white
  • silver-white cobalt
  • silver willow
  • silver wire, silver-wire
  • silverwood
  • silver-work
  • silver wreck
  • silvery
  • silver y, silver y moth
  • sterling silver
  • telluric silver
  • telluride of gold and silver
  • telluride of silver

 

See additionally[edit]

  • Appendix:Colours
  • Verb[edit]

    silver (third-person singular easy current silvers, current participle silvering, easy previous and previous participle silvered)

    1. To amass a silvery color.
      • 1880 November 12, Lew[is] Wallace, chapter IV, in Ben-Hur: A Story of the Christ, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, [], OCLC 458843234, ebook sixth, web page 416:

        Presently all of the japanese sky started to silver and shine, and objects earlier than invisible within the west—mainly the tall towers on Mount Zion—emerged as from a shadowy depth, […]

      • 1907 August, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, “Silverside”, in The Youthful Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Firm, OCLC 24962326, web page 281:

        However when the moon rose and the breeze woke up, and the sedges stirred, and the cat’s-paws raced throughout the moonlit ponds, and the far surf off Surprise Head intoned the hymn of the 4 winds, the trinity, earth and sky and water, turned one thunderous symphony—a concord of sound and color silvered to a monochrome by the moon.

    2. To cowl with silver, or with a silvery steel.

      to silver a pin;  to silver a glass mirror plate with an amalgam of tin and mercury

    3. To shine like silver; to impart a brightness to, like that of silver.
      • 1725, Homer; [Alexander Pope], transl., “Guide X”, in The Odyssey of Homer. [], quantity III, London: Printed for Bernard Lintot, OCLC 8736646, strains 107–108, web page 17:

        For right here retir’d the ſinking billows ſleep, / And ſmiling calmneſs ſilver’d o’er the deep.

    4. To make hoary, or white, like silver.
      • 1727, [John] Homosexual, “Introduction to the Fables. The Shepherd and the Thinker.”, in Fables, 2nd version, London: [] J[acob] Tonson and J. Watts, printed 1728, OCLC 1204997009:

        Distant from cities liv’d a Swain, / Unvex’d with all of the cares of acquire, / His head was ſilver’d o’er with age, / And lengthy expertise made him ſage; […]

    References[edit]

    Additional studying[edit]

    • “Silver” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.
    • “silver”, in Mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, 2000–2021.

    Anagrams[edit]


    Hunsrik[edit]

    Pronunciation[edit]

    Adjective[edit]

    silver

    1. silvern

    Additional studying[edit]


    Center Dutch[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    From Previous Dutch silver, from Proto-Germanic *silubrą.

    Pronunciation[edit]

    Noun[edit]

    silver n

    1. silver

    Inflection[edit]

    This noun wants an inflection-table template.

    Descendants[edit]

    Additional studying[edit]


    Center English[edit]

    Different types[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    From Previous English seolfor, seolofor (silver), from Proto-Germanic *silubrą (silver).

    Pronunciation[edit]

    • IPA(key): /ˈsilvər/, /ˈsɛlvər/

    Noun[edit]

    silver (plural silvers)

    1. silver (steel)

    Associated phrases[edit]

    Descendants[edit]


    Previous Swedish[edit]

    Different types[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    From Previous Norse silfr, from Proto-Germanic *silubrą.

    Noun[edit]

    silver n

    1. silver

    Declension[edit]

    Descendants[edit]


    Swedish[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    From Previous Swedish silver, from Previous Norse silfr, from Proto-Germanic *silubrą.

    Pronunciation[edit]

    Noun[edit]

    silver n (uncountable)

    1. silver
    2. silver, cash of silver
    3. silver, cutlery of silver
    4. a silver medal, for 2nd place in a contest

    Declension[edit]

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