What is silver?

  • (verb): Make silver in color.
    Example: "Her worries had silvered her hair"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Silver is a metallic chemical element with the chemical symbol Ag (Greek: άργυρος <árgyros>, Latin: argentum, both from the Indo-European root *arg- for "grey" or "shining") and atomic number 47. A soft, white, lustrous transition metal, it has the highest electrical conductivity of any element and the highest thermal conductivity of any metal. The metal occurs naturally in its pure, free 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.

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Silver - Human Exposure and Consumption - Use in Food
... Silver is used in food coloring it has the E174 designation and is approved in the European Union ... The amount of silver in the coating of dragée or as in cookie decoration is minuscule ... The safety of silver for use in food is disputed ...
Imperial Crypt - The Sarcophagi
... later 19th century a mixture of cast brass and bronze as well as silver-bronzed copper was adopted ... Other metals were used only rarely, except for silver and gold plating on decorations ... lies a wooden coffin that is wrapped in silk (black with gold trim for rulers, red with silver trim for others) ...
Our Lady Of The Gate Of Dawn - Veneration - Miracles and Votive Offerings
... The commander, grateful for the victory, bestowed the chapel with a large silver votive offering ... soldier for an attempt to steal her silver clothes in 1708, and numerous miraculous healings ... They are usually small silver objects (hearts, crucifixes, figures of praying people, images of cured eyes, legs, arms) ...
Uzbekistan At The 2004 Summer Olympics - Medalists - Silver
... Dokturishvili Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman (74 kg) 2 Silver Ibragimov, MagomedMagomed Ibragimov Wrestling Men's Freestyle (74 kg) 3 Bronze Sooltonov, BahodirjonBahodirjon ...
George Silver
... George Silver (ca ... one challenge), and eleventh in descent from Sir Bartholomew Silver, who was knighted by Edward II ...

More definitions of "silver":

  • (adj): Having the white lustrous sheen of silver.
    Example: "A land of silver (or silvern) rivers where the salmon leap"
    Synonyms: silvern, silvery
  • (noun): Silverware eating utensils.
    Synonyms: flatware
  • (verb): Turn silver.
    Example: "The man's hair silvered very attractively"
  • (noun): A soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal; occurs in argentite and in free form; used in coins and jewelry and tableware and photography.
    Synonyms: Ag, atomic number 47
  • (noun): Coins made of silver.
  • (verb): Coat with a layer of silver or a silver amalgam.
    Example: "Silver the necklace"
  • (adj): Made from or largely consisting of silver.
    Example: "Silver bracelets"
  • (noun): A medal made of silver (or having the appearance of silver) that is usually awarded for winning second place in a competition.
    Synonyms: silver medal

Famous quotes containing the word silver:

    I had a little nut-tree, nothing would it bear
    But a golden nutmeg and a silver pear;
    Mother Goose (fl. 17th–18th century. I had a little nut-tree, nothing would it bear (l. 1–2)

    His golden locks time hath to silver turned;
    O time too swift, O swiftness never ceasing!
    His youth ‘gainst time and age hath ever spurned,
    But spurned in vain; youth waneth by increasing.
    Beauty, strength, youth are flowers but fading seen;
    Duty, faith, love are roots, and ever green.
    George Peele (1559–1596)

    By what a delicate and far-stretched contribution every island is made! What an enterprise of nature thus to lay the foundations of and to build up the future continent, of golden and silver sands and the ruins of forests, with ant-like industry.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)