- silver [sil′vər]n.[ME selver < OE seolfer, akin to Ger silber, Goth silubr, prob. a loanword < a non-IE source]1. a soft, white, metallic chemical element that is extremely ductile and malleable, an excellent reflector of light, and the best metallic conductor of heat and electricity: it is a precious metal and is used in the manufacture of coins, jewelry, alloys, etc.: symbol, Ag; at. no., 47: see the periodic table of elements in the Reference Supplement2.a) silver coinb) money; riches; wealth3. something, esp. tableware, made of or plated with silver; silverware4. the lustrous, grayish-white color of silver5. something having this color, as the material used in coating the back of a mirror6. a salt of silver as used in photography, etc.7. short for SILVER MEDALadj.1. made of, containing, or plated with silver [silver thread]2. of, based on, or having to do with silver [the silver standard ]☆ 3. of or advocating the adoption of silver as a standard of currency4. having the color or luster of silver; silvery5. having a silvery tone or sound6. eloquent [a silver tongue]7. marking or celebrating the 25th anniversaryvt.1. to cover or coat with silver or something like silver2. to make silvery in color [hair silvered with age]vi.to become silvery in color
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.