Pronunciation: (sil'vur), [key]
1. Chem.a white, ductile metallic element, used for making mirrors, coins, ornaments, table utensils, photographic chemicals, conductors, etc. Symbol: Ag; at. wt.: 107.870; at. no.: 47; sp. gr.: 10.5 at 20°C.
2. coin made of this metal; specie; money: a handful of silver.
3. this metal as a commodity or considered as a currency standard.
4. table articles made of or plated with silver, including flatware and hollowware.
5. any flatware: The kitchen silver is of stainless steel.
6. something resembling this metal in color, luster, etc.
7. a lustrous grayish white or whitish gray, or the color of the metal: the silver of the leaves.
8. any of the silver halides used for photographic purposes, as silver bromide, silver chloride, or silver iodide.
9. See silver medal.

1. consisting of, made of, or plated with silver.
2. of or pertaining to silver.
3. producing or yielding silver.
4. resembling silver; silvery: the silver moon.
5. clear and soft: silver sounds.
6. eloquent; persuasive: a silver tongue.
7. urging the use of silver as a currency standard: silver economists.
8. indicating the twenty-fifth event of a series, as a wedding anniversary. See table under wedding anniversary.
9. having the color silver: a silver dress.

1. to coat with silver or some silverlike substance.
2. to give a silvery color to.

to become a silvery color.


Pronunciation: (sil'vur), [key]
Ab•ba Hillel Pronunciation: (ab'u), [key] 1893–1963, U.S. rabbi, born in Lithuania.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

Silvanussilver age
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