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Chemical element
Ag Previous: palladium (Pd)
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Silver Roman artwork

Etymology

Via Middle English from Old English siolfor, seolfor

Pronunciation

Rhymes: -ɪlvə(r)

Noun

Singular
silver

Plural
s

silver (s)
  1. (uncountable) A lustrous, white, metallic element, atomic number 47, atomic weight 107.87, symbol Ag.
  2. (collectively) Coins made from silver or any similar white metal.
  3. (collectively) Cutlery and other eating utensils, whether silver or made from some other white metal.
  4. (collectively) Any items made from silver or any other white metal.
  5. (countable) A shiny gray color.
    silver colour:   

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Adjective

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Positive
silver

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  1. Made from silver.
  2. Made from another white metal.
  3. Having a color like silver: a shiny gray.

Synonyms

  • (having a color like silver): silvery

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