silver Definition

  • 1a precious shiny grayish-white metal, the chemical element of atomic number 47
  • 2coins made of silver or a similar metal

Using silver: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "silver" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The ring was made of pure silver.

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    The Olympic medal is made of silver.

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    He inherited a collection of antique silverware from his grandmother.

silver Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for silver

Phrases with silver

  • the cinema industry or films collectively


    She has always dreamed of making it big on the silver screen.

  • a simple and seemingly magical solution to a complicated problem


    There is no silver bullet to solve the issue of climate change.

  • a positive aspect of an otherwise negative situation


    The silver lining of losing my job was that I finally had time to start my own business.

Origins of silver

from Old English 'seolfor'


Summary: silver in Brief

The term 'silver' [ˈsɪlvər] refers to a precious metal with a shiny grayish-white color, often used in coins and jewelry. It also extends to phrases like 'silver screen,' referring to the cinema industry, 'silver bullet,' denoting a simple solution to a complex problem, and 'silver lining,' meaning a positive aspect of a negative situation.

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