What is silver?

  • (adj): Having the white lustrous sheen of silver.
    Example: "A land of silver (or silvern) rivers where the salmon leap"
    Synonyms: silvern, silvery
    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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Uzbekistan At The 2004 Summer Olympics - Medalists - Silver
... AlexandrAlexandr Dokturishvili Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman (74 kg) 2 Silver Ibragimov, MagomedMagomed Ibragimov Wrestling Men's Freestyle (74 kg) 3 Bronze Sooltonov, BahodirjonBahodirjon Sooltonov ...
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 ... wooden coffin that is wrapped in silk (black with gold trim for rulers, red with silver trim for others) ...
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 ...
George Silver
... George Silver (ca ... in at least one challenge), and eleventh in descent from Sir Bartholomew Silver, who was knighted by Edward II ...
Our Lady Of The Gate Of Dawn - Veneration - Miracles and Votive Offerings
... 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) ...

More definitions of "silver":

  • (adj): Made from or largely consisting of silver.
    Example: "Silver bracelets"
  • (verb): Turn silver.
    Example: "The man's hair silvered very attractively"
  • (verb): Coat with a layer of silver or a silver amalgam.
    Example: "Silver the necklace"
  • (noun): Coins made of silver.
  • (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
  • (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): Silverware eating utensils.
    Synonyms: flatware
  • (verb): Make silver in color.
    Example: "Her worries had silvered her hair"

Famous quotes containing the word silver:

    Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or
    the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the
    Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit
    shall return unto God who gave it.
    Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher, all is vanity.
    Bible: Hebrew Ecclesiastes (l. XII, 6–7)

    Come live with me, and be my love,
    And we will some new pleasures prove
    Of golden sands, and crystal brooks,
    With silken lines, and silver hooks.
    John Donne (1572–1631)

    the hatchlings wake in the swaying branches,
    in the silver baskets,
    and love the world.
    Is it necessary to say any more?
    Have you heard them singing in the wind, above the final fields?
    Have you ever been so happy in your life?
    Mary Oliver (b. 1935)