Associations to the word «Silver»


SILVER, noun. (uncountable) A lustrous, white, metallic element, atomic number 47, atomic weight 107.87, symbol Ag.
SILVER, noun. (collectively) Coins made from silver or any similar white metal.
SILVER, noun. (collectively) Cutlery and other eating utensils, whether silver or made from some other white metal.
SILVER, noun. (collectively) Any items made from silver or any other white metal.
SILVER, noun. (countable) A shiny gray color.
SILVER, adjective. Made from silver.
SILVER, adjective. Made from another white metal.
SILVER, adjective. Having a color like silver: a shiny gray.
SILVER, adjective. Denoting the twenty-fifth anniversary, especially of a wedding.
SILVER, adjective. (of commercial services) Premium, but inferior to gold.
SILVER, verb. To acquire a silvery colour.
SILVER, verb. To cover with silver, or with a silvery metal.
SILVER, verb. To polish like silver; to impart a brightness to, like that of silver.
SILVER, verb. To make hoary, or white, like silver.
SILVER, proper noun. An English surname​ for a silversmith or a rich man, or for someone having silvery gray hair or living by a silvery brook.
SILVER, proper noun. A surname​ anglicised from the Jewish ornamental surname Silber.
SILVER, proper noun. A male given name from the metal, or transferred from the surname.
SILVER, proper noun. A female given name from the metal.
SILVER AGE, noun. An historical period of great accomplishment in a field or a society, usually following, and not quite as good as, a golden age, and not as bad as an iron age.
SILVER AGES, noun. Plural of silver age
SILVER ALERT, noun. (US) (Canada) A public notification of a missing senior with dementia.
SILVER ANNIVERSARY, noun. Alternative form of silver wedding
SILVER BALL, noun. Pinball (the game)
SILVER BERRIES, noun. Plural of silver berry
SILVER BERRY, noun. Alternative spelling of silverberry
SILVER BIRCH, noun. A European deciduous tree, Betula pendula, characterised by white peeling bark and drooping branches.
SILVER BIRCHES, noun. Plural of silver birch
SILVER BREAM, noun. White bream, Abramis bjoerkna.
SILVER BREAM, noun. A common name for silver trevally, Pseudocaranx dentex.
SILVER BREAM, noun. A common name for the Australian fish species yellowfin bream, Acanthopagrus australis.
SILVER BREAMS, noun. Plural of silver bream
SILVER BULLET, noun. A bullet made of silver, usually with reference to the folkloric belief that such bullets are the only weapons which can kill a werewolf.
SILVER BULLET, noun. (idiomatic) Any straightforward solution perceived to have great effectiveness or bring miraculous results.
SILVER BULLET, noun. A cocktail somewhat like a martini.
SILVER BULLETS, noun. Plural of silver bullet
SILVER CARP, noun. A fish of the species Hypophthalmichthys molitrix, native to east Asia, cultivated as a food fish.
SILVER CARPS, noun. Plural of silver carp
SILVER CEILING, noun. An informal (and often unacknowledged) barrier to promotion or advancement, in employment and elsewhere, for middle-aged and elderly people.
SILVER CHUB, noun. Macrhybopsis storeriana, a cyprinid fish of North America.
SILVER DOLLAR, noun. (US) A dollar coin, whether made from silver or not.
SILVER DOLLAR, noun. (US) A small pancake.
SILVER DOLLAR, noun. Several species of tropical freshwater fish of the genus Metynnis, of the family Characidae or Serrasalmidae, of which Metynnis argenteus is one; popular for aquariums; so named from their shape and flashing silver color.
SILVER DOLLARS, noun. Plural of silver dollar
SILVER EEL, noun. Ariosoma mellissii, a rare tropical marine eel.
SILVER FIR, noun. Abies alba, a large evergreen coniferous tree native to Europe.
SILVER FIRS, noun. Plural of silver fir
SILVER FOIL, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see silver,‎ foil.
SILVER FOIL, noun. (informal) aluminium foil
SILVER FOX, noun. A red fox with pale yellow or (rarely) silver to black fur.
SILVER FOX, noun. A person with graying hair who has sex appeal.
SILVER FOXES, noun. Plural of silver fox
SILVER FROST, noun. (meteorology) (colloquial) A deposit of glaze on trees, shrubs, and other exposed objects during a fall of freezing precipitation; the product of an ice storm.
SILVER FROSTS, noun. Plural of silver frost
SILVER GENERAL, noun. (shogi) A piece in shogi.
SILVER GENERALS, noun. Plural of silver general
SILVER GOAL, noun. (soccer) the first goal scored during the first half of extra time; giving victory to the scoring side if this rule is in effect
SILVER GOALS, noun. Plural of silver goal
SILVER GRAIN, noun. (botany) The lines or narrow plates of cellular tissue which pass from the pith to the bark of an exogenous stem; the medullary rays. In the wood of the oak they are much larger than in that of the beech, maple, pine, cherry, etc.
SILVER GULL, noun. A gull found in the coastal areas of Australia and its surrounding islands; Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae.
SILVER JUBILEE, noun. A celebration of a 25th anniversary, especially that of a monarch ascending to the throne.
SILVER JUBILEES, noun. Plural of silver jubilee
SILVER LACE, noun. Lace having warp threads of silk, or silk and cotton, and a weft of silk threads covered with gold (or silver), or with gilt.
SILVER LINING, noun. (figurative) A good aspect of a mostly bad event.
SILVER LININGS, noun. Plural of silver lining
SILVER MAPLE, noun. A maple tree of the species Acer saccharinum, native to eastern North America, with leaves having a very pale undrside.
SILVER MEDAL, noun. A medal made of, or having the colour of, silver, used as a prize for finishing in second place
SILVER MEDAL, noun. (by extension) Finishing in second position, being a runner-up
SILVER MEDALIST, noun. Someone who has received a silver medal
SILVER MEDALISTS, noun. Plural of silver medalist
SILVER MEDALLIST, noun. Alternative form of silver medalist
SILVER MEDALLISTS, noun. Plural of silver medallist
SILVER MEDALS, noun. Plural of silver medal
SILVER MINE, noun. A mine for silver ore.
SILVER NITRATE, noun. (inorganic compound) The silver salt of nitric acid, AgNO3; it is sensitive to light and is used in the preparation of silver halides for photography; it is used in laboratories as a reagent to test for chloride
SILVER OWL, noun. Barn owl
SILVER PAPER, noun. Aluminium foil
SILVER PINE, noun. A tree, Manoao colensoi, endemic to New Zealand.
SILVER PINES, noun. Plural of silver pine
SILVER PLATE, noun. A thin layer of silver applied to the surface of an object made of another metal.
SILVER PLATE, verb. Alternative spelling of silver-plate.
SILVER PLATED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of silver plate
SILVER PLATES, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of silver plate
SILVER PLATING, verb. Present participle of silver plate
SILVER RULE, noun. (ethics) The principle that one should not treat other people in the manner in which one would not want to be treated by them.
SILVER SALMON, noun. Coho salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch
SILVER SCREEN, noun. The cinema screen onto which movies are projected
SILVER SCREEN, noun. (idiomatic) By extension, the movies or that related to movies or cinema.
SILVER SERVICE, noun. Style of catering where the food is delivered to the table on a platter held by the waiter and served to the customer's plate using a fork and spoon.
SILVER SKIN, noun. Alternative spelling of silverskin
SILVER SPOON, noun. (idiomatic) Wealth passed down or inherited.
SILVER STATE, proper noun. A nickname of Nevada
SILVER STEEL, noun. An alloy of steel with a very small proportion of silver.
SILVER STEEL, noun. Common tool steel supplied as a centerless ground round bar (with tolerances similar to that of drill rod).
SILVER STICK, noun. A ceremonial bodyguard to the British Royal Household, holding the rank of colonel.
SILVER STORM, noun. A kind of storm with freezing rain that leaves everything glazed over with ice.
SILVER STORMS, noun. Plural of silver storm
SILVER SULFIDE, noun. (inorganic compound) a binary compound of silver and sulfur, Ag2S
SILVER SURFER, noun. (idiomatic) An elderly person who regularly uses the Internet.
SILVER SURFERS, noun. Plural of silver surfer
SILVER THAW, noun. (meteorology) (colloquial) Silver frost.
SILVER TONGUE, noun. (idiomatic) The trait of being clever at speaking, often in a deceitful way.
SILVER TOP, noun. (British) Full cream milk, normally homogenised and pasteurised, having a silvery top to the bottle.
SILVER TREE, noun. Leucadendron argenteum, a tree with striking silvery leaves, endemic to a small area of the Cape Peninsula in South Africa.
SILVER TREVALLY, noun. A silver-coloured fish with a dark back, Pseudocaranx dentex, found in warm waters worldwide.
SILVER WEDDING, noun. A celebration to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of a marriage.
SILVER WEDDINGS, noun. Plural of silver wedding
SILVER WHITING, noun. Southern school whiting

Dictionary definition

SILVER, noun. A soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal; occurs in argentite and in free form; used in coins and jewelry and tableware and photography.
SILVER, noun. Coins made of silver.
SILVER, noun. A light shade of grey.
SILVER, noun. Silverware eating utensils.
SILVER, noun. A trophy made of silver (or having the appearance of silver) that is usually awarded for winning second place in a competition.
SILVER, verb. Coat with a layer of silver or a silver amalgam; "silver the necklace".
SILVER, verb. Make silver in color; "Her worries had silvered her hair".
SILVER, verb. Turn silver; "The man's hair silvered very attractively".
SILVER, adjective. Made from or largely consisting of silver; "silver bracelets".
SILVER, adjective. Having the white lustrous sheen of silver; "a land of silver (or silvern) rivers where the salmon leap"; "repeated scrubbings have given the wood a silvery sheen".
SILVER, adjective. Of lustrous grey; covered with or tinged with the color of silver; "silvery hair".
SILVER, adjective. Expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively; "able to dazzle with his facile tongue"; "silver speech".

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope