Definition of 'silver'
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The family silver was sold off and the unions tamed. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Not a good night and the shiny silver tie was an odd choice. The Sun (2015)The silver lining has been more bar work? Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is strange how we are good at the small but not the silver screen. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It was our silver anniversary last year. The Sun (2009)No cloud has a silver lining because silver is just grey with sparkles in it. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The silver hair is pivotal to the fantasy. The Sun (2011)Neither was born with a silver spoon. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Takes silver medal in the individual pursuit. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This money will pay for your silver wedding anniversary holiday. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She could hide loads of silver cutlery in that mega top. The Sun (2010)Silver plants that look good in shade are harder to come by. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The cellar has been plundered and the family silver has mysteriously disappeared. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The metal is not silver alone. ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON (2005)Further back, silver amalgam is used. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Today, the company stocks a range of gold and silver coins. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Complete the look with jade stud earrings with solid silver fittings and butterfly backs for just 12.95. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Silver medal: the same deal but in early autumn. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Which means the human condition has a shiny silver lining to it, after all! Times, Sunday Times (2012)Two metal detector users have found a tiny silver coin that could change the understanding of Roman history. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We also have nine silvers and eight bronzes, keeping us in a heady third place on the medals table. The Sun (2008)One of the concerns with the use of silver as an antibiotic was that it might escape into the environment and go on to kill other organisms. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She recalled how the brilliant silver object flew across the sky at'amazing speeds '. The Sun (2009)
Synonyms of 'silver'
silverware, silver plate
silver coins, coins, loose change, (small) change
second prize, silver medal
silvery, silvered, pearly, argent
Trends of 'silver'
Very Common. silver is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'silver'
British English: silver /ˈsɪlvə/ NOUN
Silver is a valuable greyish-white metal used for making jewellery and ornaments.
...a brooch made from silver.
- American English: silver
- Arabic: فِضَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: prata
- Chinese: 银
- Croatian: srebro
- Czech: stříbro
- Danish: sølv
- Dutch: zilver
- European Spanish: plata
- Finnish: hopea
- French: argent métal
- German: Silber
- Greek: ασήμι
- Italian: argento
- Japanese: 銀
- Korean: 은
- Norwegian: sølv
- Polish: srebro
- European Portuguese: prata
- Romanian: argint
- Russian: серебро
- Spanish: plata
- Swedish: silver
- Thai: เงิน
- Turkish: gümüş
- Ukrainian: срібло
- Vietnamese: bạc kim loại
Definition of silver from the Collins English Dictionary
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