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silver British & World English

A precious shiny greyish-white metal, the chemical element of atomic number 47

silver English Thesaurus

the table was laden with freshly polished silver

silver New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

chemical element of atomic number 47

on a platter British & World English

Used to indicate that someone receives or achieves something with little or no effort

Ag in silver British & World English

A precious shiny greyish-white metal, the chemical element of atomic number 47

silver Y British & World English

A greyish-brown European moth that has purple-tinged wings with a white Y-shaped mark on the forewings

free silver British & World English

Denoting a US political movement for the free coinage of silver, especially that of the last quarter of the nineteenth century

silver age British & World English

A period regarded as notable but inferior to a golden age, such as that of so-called silver Latin literature

silver band British & World English

A brass band playing silver-plated instruments

silver beet British & World English

Australian and New Zealand term for chard.

silver city British & World English

A mining town, especially Broken Hill in New South Wales

silver disc British & World English

A framed silver-coloured disc awarded to a recording artist or group for sales of a recording exceeding a specified figure (lower than those required for a gold disc)

silver fern British & World English

another term for ponga.

silver fir British & World English

A fir tree with foliage that appears silvery or bluish because of whitish lines on the undersides of the needles

silver fox British & World English

A red fox of a North American variety which has black fur with white tips

silver leaf British & World English

A fungal disease of ornamental and fruit trees, especially plum trees, resulting in silvery discoloration of the leaves

silver-line British & World English

Either of two European moths with two or three whitish lines on the forewing:

silver sand British & World English

A fine white sand used in gardening

Silver Star British & World English

A decoration bestowed by the US Army upon a soldier for gallantry in action

silver thaw British & World English

A glassy coating of ice formed on the ground or an exposed surface by freezing rain or the refreezing of thawed ice

silver tree British & World English

A South African tree which has light silvery-green leaves covered with very fine down

German silver British & World English

A white alloy of nickel, zinc, and copper

nickel silver British & World English

Another term for German silver.

silver birch British & World English

A Eurasian birch with silver-grey bark, common on poorer soils to the northern limit of tree growth

silver bullet British & World English

A bullet made of silver, supposedly the only weapon that could kill a werewolf

silver-haired British & World English

Having grey-white hair

silver iodide British & World English

A yellow insoluble powder that darkens on exposure to light. It is used in photography and artificial rainmaking

silver Latin British & World English

Literary Latin from the death of Augustus (ad 14) to the mid second century

silver maple British & World English

A maple of eastern North America with leaves that are silvery underneath

silver medal British & World English

A medal made of or coloured silver, customarily awarded for second place in a race or competition

silver paper British & World English

Foil made of aluminium or other silver-coloured metal

silver plate British & World English

A thin layer of silver electroplated or otherwise applied as a coating to another metal

silver salmon British & World English

Another term for coho.

silver solder British & World English

A brazing alloy consisting largely of copper and silver

silver-spoon British & World English

Having a wealthy or privileged background

Silver Spring British & World English

A residential and commercial suburb in central Maryland, just north of Washington, DC; population 76,540 (2000)

Silver State British & World English

Informal name for Nevada.

silver surfer British & World English

An elderly person who is a regular or enthusiastic user of the Internet

silver-toned British & World English

Silver in colour or shade

silver tongue British & World English

A tendency to be eloquent and persuasive in speaking

silver Latin New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

literary Latin ad 14–mid second century

silver chloride British & World English

A white insoluble powder that darkens on exposure to light, owing to the production of metallic silver. It is used in making photographic emulsions and papers

silver jubilee British & World English

The twenty-fifth anniversary of a significant event

silver nitrate British & World English

A colourless solid, soluble in water, formerly used in photography

silver service British & World English

A style of serving food at formal meals in which the server uses a silver spoon and fork in one hand to serve the food item by item on to the diner’s plate

silver standard British & World English

A system by which the value of a currency is defined in terms of silver, for which the currency may be exchanged

silver wedding British & World English

The twenty-fifth anniversary of a wedding

sterling silver British & World English

Silver of 9212 per cent purity

Britannia silver British & World English

Hallmarked silver that is at least 95.8 per cent pure


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