From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsilversil‧ver1 /ˈsɪlvə $ -ər/ ●●● W3 noun 1 [uncountable]HCM a valuable shiny, light grey metal that is used to make jewellery, knives, coins etc. It is a chemical element: symbol Ag a silver necklace cups made of solid silver2 [uncountable]DHC spoons, forks, dishes etc that are made of silver SYN silverware It was my job to polish the silver.3 [countable, uncountable]CC the colour of silver The lake sparkled with shades of blue and silver. This season’s colours are rich golds and elegant silvers.4 [countable, uncountable] informalDS a silver medal He won a silver at the last Olympics.5 [uncountable] British EnglishPEC coins that contain silver or are the colour of silver He put his hand into his pocket and brought out a handful of silver.
Examples from the Corpussilver• I ended up with a silver.• Also remarkable are the paintings, geometrically designed rooms and wide variety of nearly 200-year-old china and silver.• The shuttle was already no more than a streak of silver.• Overnight the cloud had been whisked away and a full moon hovered in the sky, drenching the rooftops with pale silver.• Necklaces, pendants, bracelets, rings; silver and turquoise glittered in the white light.• Use a soft cloth to polish the silver.solid silver• A miniature oak four-poster bed is £30 and a solid silver canteen of cutlery is £44.• The black brows knit, and solid silver laurels bobbed.• Four coins from his mint there are extant; two of them are solid silver, and two are plated.• Solid value in solid silver will pay dividends, but will it show you a profit?• Lucker feels a tug, and reels in a beautiful sea trout, a bullet of solid silver muscle.• It was used to produce a cheaper form of tableware than solid silver.• I can't really imagine it shedding that solid silver butcher's hook, but who knows?• But it was solid silver - and the inscription must have cost a bit as well.silversilver2 ●●● W3 adjective 1 HCMmade of silver a silver teapot a silver coin a solid silver brooch2 CChaving the colour of silver an old man with silver hair3 → on a silver platter4 → silver bullet → be born with a silver spoon in your mouth at born1(8), → every cloud has a silver lining at cloud1(6)
Examples from the Corpussilver• Think cyber in black, white, silver and crayon colors.• a silver Mercedes• a silver pitcher• He noticed she needed two hands to lift the silver pot.• There are Standard, First and Premier fares, the latter including silver service at seat dining to make the day complete.• He was not now in a tight black jacket, with silver trimmings on black trousers.• Clare could see more rusty chain around the slender, peeling, silver trunk of a nearby birch tree.solid silver• It was used to produce a cheaper form of tableware than solid silver.• But it was solid silver - and the inscription must have cost a bit as well.• Four coins from his mint there are extant; two of them are solid silver, and two are plated.• I can't really imagine it shedding that solid silver butcher's hook, but who knows?• A miniature oak four-poster bed is £30 and a solid silver canteen of cutlery is £44.• The black brows knit, and solid silver laurels bobbed.• Lucker feels a tug, and reels in a beautiful sea trout, a bullet of solid silver muscle.• Solid value in solid silver will pay dividends, but will it show you a profit?silversilver3 verb [transitive] 1 technicalTIG to cover a surface with a thin shiny layer of silver or another metal in order to make a mirror2 literary to make something shine and look the colour of silver The farmhouse appeared, silvered by the moon.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpussilver• The bare trees were silvered in the moonlight.• Mist silvering the droplets on the bare thorns Slower than the change of daylight.• Below, concertina wires flared their silvered thorns.• The dome was silvered with frost.SilverSilver the name of the Lone Ranger‘s horse in a US television show. The Lone Ranger always said ’Hi ho Silver!' before riding away on him.Origin silver1 Old English seolfor