silver


Definition: Meaning of, silver in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ˈsɪlvə /

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silver silvers
  1. [uncountable] a valuable shiny, light grey metal that is used to make jewellery, knives, coins etc. It is a chemical ELEMENT : symbol Ag
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  2. [uncountable] spoons, forks, dishes etc that are made of silver [=  silverware]
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  3. [uncountable and countable] the colour of silver
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  4. [uncountable and countable] informal a SILVER MEDAL
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  5. [uncountable] British English coins that contain silver or are the colour of silver
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  1. made of silver
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  2. having the colour of silver
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  3. on a silver platter if something is given to you on a silver platter, you do not have to make any effort to get it
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  4. silver bullet American English something that solves a difficult problem very quickly and easily
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  1. technical to cover a surface with a thin shiny layer of silver or another metal in order to make a mirror
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  2. literary to make something shine and look the colour of silver
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silver used in phrases

  • European silver fir (noun)
    1. tall timber tree of central and southern Europe having a regular crown and grey bark
  • German silver (noun)
    1. a silver-white alloy containing copper and zinc and nickel
  • Long John Silver
    1. a character from the adventure story TREASURE ISLAND (1883) by Robert Louis STEVENSON . Long John Silver is a cruel and frightening PIRATE (= someone who sails on the sea, attacking other ships and stealing from them), who has part of one leg missing and a PARROT that sits on his shoulder.
  • Pacific silver fir (noun)
    1. medium to tall fir of western North America having a conic crown and branches in tiers; leaves smell of orange when crushed
  • Silver City (noun)
    1. a town in southwestern New Mexico
  • Silver Star (noun)
    1. a United States military decoration for gallantry in action
  • Silver Star Medal (noun)
    1. a United States military decoration for gallantry in action
  • Silver State (noun)
    1. a state in the southwestern United States
  • Silver, Long John
  • coin silver (noun)
    1. a silver of the degree of purity established for making legal silver coins
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Pronunciation: ˈseɪvɪŋz baŋk trʌst
Parts of Speech: noun
a savings account deposited by someone who makes themselves the trustee for a beneficiary and who controls it during their lifetime; afterward the balance is payable to the previously named beneficiary