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"silver" in British English

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silvernoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈsɪl.vər/ us   /ˈsɪl.vɚ/
A2 symbol Ag a chemical element that is a valuable shiny, white metal, used for making cutlery (= knives, spoons, etc.), jewellery, coins, and decorative objects: We gave them a dish made of solid silver as a wedding present. Cleaning the silver (= silver objects) is a dirty job. Shall we use the silver (= knives, spoons, plates, etc. made of silver) for dinner tonight?UK I need some silver (= coins made of silver or a metal of similar appearance) for the ticket machine in the car park.
also silver medal [C] a small disc of silver, or a metal that looks like silver, that is given to the person who comes second in a competition, especially in a sport: Great Britain won (a) silver/a silver medal in the javelin.

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silveradjective

uk   /ˈsɪl.vər/ us   /ˈsɪl.vɚ/

silververb [T often passive]

uk   /ˈsɪl.vər/ us   /ˈsɪl.vɚ/
(Definition of silver from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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silvernoun [U]

us   /ˈsɪl·vər/
  • silver noun [U] (METAL)

a white metal that is highly valued and used esp. in utensils, jewelry, coins, and decorative objects
silver
adjective us   /ˈsɪl·vər/
a silver tray

silveradjective, noun [U]

us   /ˈsɪl·vər/
  • silver adjective, noun [U] (COLOR)

(of) a bright gray-white color: silver hair The book jacket was printed in silver and black.
(Definition of silver from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“silver” in British English

“silver” in American English

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