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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More definitions of "silver":
- (noun): Silverware eating utensils.
- (adj): Having the white lustrous sheen of silver.
Example: "A land of silver (or silvern) rivers where the salmon leap"
Synonyms: silvern, silvery
- (adj): Expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively.
Example: "Silver speech"
Synonyms: eloquent, facile, fluent, silver-tongued, smooth-spoken
- (noun): Coins made of silver.
- (adj): Lustrous gray; covered with or tinged with the color of silver.
Synonyms: argent, silvery, silverish
- (verb): Make silver in color.
Example: "Her worries had silvered her hair"
- (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
- (verb): Turn silver.
Example: "The man's hair silvered very attractively"
- (adj): Made from or largely consisting of silver.
Example: "Silver bracelets"
- (verb): Coat with a layer of silver or a silver amalgam.
Example: "Silver the necklace"
Famous quotes containing the word silver:
“Silver bells, silver bells,
Its Christmas time in the city.”
—Ray Evans (b. 1915)
“A black pall, you know, with a silver cross on it, or R.I.P.requiescat in paceyou know. That seems to me the most beautiful expressionI like it much better than He is a jolly good fellow, which is simply rowdy.”
—Thomas Mann (18751955)
“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)