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Definition of silver:

  1. A soft white metallic element, sonorous, ductile, very malleable, and capable of a high degree of polish. It is found native, and also combined with sulphur, arsenic, antimony, chlorine, etc., in the minerals argentite, proustite, pyrargyrite, ceragyrite, etc. Silver is one of the " noble" metals, so- called, not being easily oxidized, and is used for coin, jewelry, plate, and a great variety of articles. Symbol Ag ( Argentum). Atomic weight 107. 7. Specific gravity 10. 5.
  2. Anything having the luster or appearance of silver.
  3. Bright; resplendent; white.
  4. Coin made of silver; silver money.
  5. Giving a clear, ringing sound soft and clear.
  6. Of or pertaining to silver; made of silver; as, silver leaf; a silver cup.
  7. Precious; costly.
  8. Resembling silver.
  9. Sweet; gentle; peaceful.
  10. The color of silver.
  11. To acquire a silvery color.
  12. To cover with silver; to give a silvery appearance to by applying a metal of a silvery color; as, to silver a pin; to silver a glass mirror plate with an amalgam of tin and mercury.
  13. To make hoary, or white, like silver.
  14. To polish like silver; to impart a brightness to, like that of silver.


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