silver - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [uncountable] chemistry a chemical element that is a light-grey shiny metal. It is used for making jewellery, coins, silverware etc and its symbol is Ag.

    mining for gold and silver

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    1. a.
      [uncountable] forks, knives, and spoons made from silver

      Mrs Gruber laid the table with the best silver.

    2. b.
      [uncountable] attractive objects, dishes, etc made from silver that people collect

      They had some beautiful silver.

    3. c.
      [singular/uncountable] silver coloured coins, or coins made of silver

      He had some loose silver in his pocket.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] a light grey colour

    There were glints of silver in his thick dark hair.

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  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] a silver medal

    Thomas won the silver in the Olympics.