silver - meaning and definition. What is silver
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What (who) is silver - definition

Argentum; Element 47; Silver (element); Silver (metal); Silver metallurgy; E174; Silver ore; Silver processing; Native silver; 7440-22-4; Silver ions; ATC code D08AL30; ATCvet code QD08AL30; Ag+; Edible silver; 🜛; Argentate; Ag (element); User:Double sharp/Silver; Argyrum; ISO 4217:XAG; History of silver
  • 16th-century fresco painting of Judas being paid thirty pieces of silver for his betrayal of Jesus
  • Different colors of silver–copper–gold alloys
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  • A 2004 [[American Silver Eagle]] bullion coin, minted in .999 fine silver.
  • The three common silver halide precipitates: from left to right, [[silver iodide]], [[silver bromide]], and [[silver chloride]].
  • Structure of the diamminesilver(I) complex, [Ag(NH<sub>3</sub>)<sub>2</sub>]<sup>+</sup>
  • A tray of [[South Asian sweets]], with some pieces covered with shiny silver ''vark''
  • 17th century silverware
  • Price of silver 1968–2022
  • Saint Stanislaus]] in the [[Wawel Cathedral]] was created in main centers of the 17th century European [[silversmith]]ery – [[Augsburg]] and [[Gdańsk]]<ref name="artinpl" />
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  • Silver crystals forming on a copper surface in a silver nitrate solution. Video by [[Maxim Bilovitskiy]]
  • World production of silver
  • Silver mining and processing in [[Kutná Hora]], Bohemia, 1490s
  • Crystals of silver nitrate
  • Silver(I) sulfide
  • Silver vase, circa 2400 BC

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
Silver is a valuable pale grey metal that is used for making jewellery and ornaments.
...a hand-crafted brooch made from silver.
...silver teaspoons.
N-UNCOUNT: oft N n
Silver consists of coins that are made from silver or that look like silver.
...the basement where ?150,000 in silver was buried.
You can use silver to refer to all the things in a house that are made of silver, especially the cutlery and dishes.
He beat the rugs and polished the silver.
N-UNCOUNT: also the N
Silver is used to describe things that are shiny and pale grey in colour.
He had thick silver hair which needed cutting.
A silver is the same as a silver medal
Britain went on to take bronze and then followed it up by winning silver in the World Cup.
born with a silver spoon in your mouth: see spoon
¦ noun
1. a precious shiny greyish-white metal, the chemical element of atomic number 47. (Symbol: Ag)
2. a shiny grey-white colour or appearance like that of silver.
3. silver dishes, containers, or cutlery.
household cutlery of any material.
4. coins made from silver or from a metal that resembles silver.
chiefly Scottish money.
¦ 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. literary (especially of the moon) give a silvery appearance to.
4. (with reference to hair) turn or cause to turn grey or white.
be born with a silver spoon in one's mouth be born into a wealthy family of high social standing.
the silver screen the cinema industry.
silvered adjective
silveriness noun
silvering noun
silverware noun
silvery adjective
OE seolfor, of Gmc origin.
n. sterling silver



Silver is a chemical element with the symbol Ag (from Latin argentum 'silver', derived from the Proto-Indo-European h₂erǵ 'shiny, white') and atomic number 47. A soft, white, lustrous transition metal, it exhibits the highest electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, and reflectivity of any metal. The metal is found in the Earth's crust in the pure, free elemental form ("native silver"), as an alloy with gold and other metals, and in minerals such as argentite and chlorargyrite. Most silver is produced as a byproduct of copper, gold, lead, and zinc refining.

Silver has long been valued as a precious metal. Silver metal is used in many bullion coins, sometimes alongside gold: while it is more abundant than gold, it is much less abundant as a native metal. Its purity is typically measured on a per-mille basis; a 94%-pure alloy is described as "0.940 fine". As one of the seven metals of antiquity, silver has had an enduring role in most human cultures.

Other than in currency and as an investment medium (coins and bullion), silver is used in solar panels, water filtration, jewellery, ornaments, high-value tableware and utensils (hence the term "silverware"), in electrical contacts and conductors, in specialized mirrors, window coatings, in catalysis of chemical reactions, as a colorant in stained glass, and in specialized confectionery. Its compounds are used in photographic and X-ray film. Dilute solutions of silver nitrate and other silver compounds are used as disinfectants and microbiocides (oligodynamic effect), added to bandages, wound-dressings, catheters, and other medical instruments.

Pronunciation examples for silver
1. # Silver bells, Silver bells... #
Temple Grandin (2010)
2. Silver?
Never Mind the Bollocks _ Steve Jones _ Talks at Google
3. silver.
Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms _ Claire Breay, Simon Keynes, Joanna Story _ Talks at Google
4. The silver wolf bared its silver teeth.
The Underground Railroad _ Colson Whitehead _ Talks at Google
5. Silver protests.
Astral Weeks - A Secret History of 1968 _ Ryan Walsh _ Talks at Google
Examples of use of silver
1. There are no silver bullets, only silver buckshot.
2. Well, another silver, and it‘s –– another gold, then we got another silver.
3. Made of black silk, the rectangular cloth is richly embroidered in silver and silver–gilt.
4. Babylon found the stack of silver dollars that were a silver anniversary gift.
5. The Silver Users Association, a US industry group, said: "The ETF will cause a shortage of silver in the marketplace.