silver NOUN 1) a precious greyish-white metallic chemical element. 2) a shiny grey-white colour or appearance like that of silver. 3) coins made from silver or from a metal that resembles silver. 4) silver dishes, containers, or cutlery. 5) household cutlery of any material.
VERB 1) coat or plate with silver. 2) provide (mirror glass) with a backing of a silver-coloured material in order to make it reflective. 3) (with reference to hair) turn or cause to turn grey or white.
be born with a silver spoon in one's mouth — Cf. ↑be born with a silver spoon in one's mouth
every cloud has a silver lining — Cf. ↑every cloud has a silver lining
the silver screen — Cf. ↑the silver screen
DERIVATIVES silveriness noun silvery adjective.
ORIGIN Old English.

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