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Meaning of “silver” in the English Dictionary

"silver" in British English

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silvernoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈsɪl.vər/  us   /-vɚ/
A2 (symbol Ag) a ​chemicalelement that is a ​valuableshiny, ​whitemetal, used for making cutlery (= ​knives, ​spoons, etc.), ​jewellery, ​coins, and ​decorativeobjects: We gave them a ​dish made of solid silver as a ​weddingpresent. Cleaning the silver (= silver ​objects) is a ​dirtyjob. Shall we use the silver (= ​knives, ​spoons, ​plates, etc. made of silver) for ​dinnertonight?UK I need some silver (= ​coins made of silver or a ​metal of ​similarappearance) for the ​ticketmachine in the ​carpark. (also silver medal [C]) a ​smalldisc 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 ​Britainwon (a) silver/a silver ​medal in the ​javelin.

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silveradjective

uk   /ˈsɪl.vər/  us   /-vɚ/
A2 made of silver, or of the ​colour of silver: a silver ​ring My ​grandmother has silver ​hair.

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silververb [T often passive]

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

"silver" in American English

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silvernoun [U]

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

a ​whitemetal that is ​highly valued and used esp. in ​utensils, ​jewelry, ​coins, and ​decorativeobjects
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 ​bookjacket was ​printed in silver and ​black.
(Definition of silver from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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