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  8  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Silver  \Sil"ver\,  n.  [OE.  silver,  selver,  seolver,  AS  seolfor 
  siolfur  siolufr  silofr  sylofr  akin  to  OS  silubar 
  OFries  selover  D.  zilver,  LG  sulver,  OHG.  silabar  silbar 
  G.  silber,  Icel.  silfr,  Sw  silfver,  Dan.  s["o]lv,  Goth. 
  silubr  Russ.  serebro  Lith.  sidabras  of  unknown  origin.] 
  1.  (Chem.)  A  soft  white  metallic  element,  sonorous,  ductile, 
  very  malleable,  and  capable  of  a  high  degree  of  polish.  It 
  is  found  native,  and  also  combined  with  sulphur,  arsenic, 
  antimony,  chlorine,  etc.,  in  the  minerals  argentite, 
  proustite,  pyrargyrite,  ceragyrite,  etc  Silver  is  one  of 
  the  ``noble''  metals,  so-called,  not  being  easily 
  oxidized,  and  is  used  for  coin,  jewelry,  plate,  and  a 
  great  variety  of  articles.  Symbol  Ag  (Argentum).  Atomic 
  weight  107.7.  Specific  gravity  10.5. 
  Note:  Silver  was  known  under  the  name  of  luna  to  the  ancients 
  and  also  to  the  alchemists.  Some  of  its  compounds,  as 
  the  halogen  salts,  are  remarkable  for  the  effect  of 
  light  upon  them  and  are  used  in  photography. 
  2.  Coin  made  of  silver;  silver  money. 
  3.  Anything  having  the  luster  or  appearance  of  silver. 
  4.  The  color  of  silver. 
  Note:  Silver  is  used  in  the  formation  of  many  compounds  of 
  obvious  meaning;  as  silver-armed,  silver-bright, 
  silver-buskined,  silver-coated,  silver-footed, 
  silver-haired,  silver-headed,  silver-mantled, 
  silver-plated,  silver-slippered,  silver-sounding, 
  silver-studded,  silver-tongued,  silver-white.  See 
  {Silver},  a. 
  {Black  silver}  (Min.),  stephanite;  --  called  also  {brittle 
  silver  ore},  or  {brittle  silver  glance}. 
  {Fulminating  silver}.  (Chem.) 
  a  A  black  crystalline  substance,  {Ag2O.(NH3)2},  obtained 
  by  dissolving  silver  oxide  in  aqua  ammonia.  When  dry 
  it  explodes  violently  on  the  slightest  percussion. 
  b  Silver  fulminate,  a  white  crystalline  substance, 
  {Ag2C2N2O2},  obtained  by  adding  alcohol  to  a  solution 
  of  silver  nitrate.  When  dry  it  is  violently  explosive. 
  {German  silver}.  (Chem.)  See  under  {German}. 
  {Gray  silver}.  (Min.)  See  {Freieslebenite}. 
  {Horn  silver}.  (Min.)  See  {Cerargyrite}. 
  {King's  silver}.  (O.  Eng.  Law)  See  {Postfine}. 
  {Red  silver},  or  {Ruby  silver}.  (Min.)  See  {Proustite},  and 
  {Silver  beater},  one  who  beats  silver  into  silver  leaf  or 
  silver  foil. 
  {Silver  glance},  or  {Vitreous  silver}.  (Min.)  See 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Silver  \Sil"ver\,  a. 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  silver;  made  of  silver;  as  silver 
  leaf;  a  silver  cup. 
  2.  Resembling  silver.  Specifically: 
  a  Bright;  resplendent;  white.  ``Silver  hair.''  --Shak. 
  Others  on  silver  lakes  and  rivers,  bathed  Their 
  downy  breast.  --Milton. 
  b  Precious;  costly. 
  c  Giving  a  clear,  ringing  sound  soft  and  clear.  ``Silver 
  voices.''  --Spenser. 
  d  Sweet;  gentle;  peaceful.  ``Silver  slumber.'' 
  {American  silver  fir}  (Bot.),  the  balsam  fir.  See  under 
  {Silver  age}  (Roman  Lit.),  the  latter  part  (a.  d.  14-180)  of 
  the  classical  period  of  Latinity,  --  the  time  of  writers 
  of  inferior  purity  of  language,  as  compared  with  those  of 
  the  previous  golden  age,  so-called. 
  {Silver-bell  tree}  (Bot.),  an  American  shrub  or  small  tree 
  ({Halesia  tetraptera})  with  white  bell-shaped  flowers  in 
  clusters  or  racemes;  the  snowdrop  tree. 
  {Silver  bush}  (Bot.),  a  shrubby  leguminous  plant  ({Anthyllis 
  Barba-Jovis})  of  Southern  Europe,  having  silvery  foliage. 
  {Silver  chub}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  fallfish. 
  {Silver  eel}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  cutlass  fish. 
  b  A  pale  variety  of  the  common  eel. 
  {Silver  fir}  (Bot.),  a  coniferous  tree  ({Abies  pectinata}) 
  found  in  mountainous  districts  in  the  middle  and  south  of 
  Europe,  where  it  often  grows  to  the  height  of  100  or  150 
  feet.  It  yields  Burgundy  pitch  and  Strasburg  turpentine. 
  {Silver  foil},  foil  made  of  silver. 
  {Silver  fox}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  variety  of  the  common  fox  ({Vulpes 
  vulpes},  variety  {argenteus})  found  in  the  northern  parts 
  of  Asia,  Europe,  and  America.  Its  fur  is  nearly  black, 
  with  silvery  tips,  and  is  highly  valued.  Called  also 
  {black  fox},  and  {silver-gray  fox}. 
  {Silver  gar}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Billfish} 
  a  . 
  {Silver  grain}  (Bot.),  the  lines  or  narrow  plates  of  cellular 
  tissue  which  pass  from  the  pith  to  the  bark  of  an 
  exogenous  stem;  the  medullary  rays.  In  the  wood  of  the  oak 
  they  are  much  larger  than  in  that  of  the  beech,  maple, 
  pine,  cherry,  etc 
  {Silver  grebe}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  red-throated  diver.  See 
  Illust.  under  {Diver}. 
  {Silver  hake}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  American  whiting. 
  {Silver  leaf},  leaves  or  sheets  made  of  silver  beaten  very 
  {Silver  lunge}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  namaycush. 
  {Silver  moonfish}.(Zo["o]l.)  See  {Moonfish} 
  b  . 
  {Silver  moth}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  lepisma. 
  {Silver  owl}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  barn  owl. 
  {Silver  perch}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  mademoiselle,  2. 
  {Silver  pheasant}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several  species  of 
  beautiful  crested  and  long-tailed  Asiatic  pheasants,  of 
  the  genus  {Euplocamus}.  They  have  the  tail  and  more  or 
  less  of  the  upper  parts  silvery  white.  The  most  common 
  species  ({E.  nychtemerus})  is  native  of  China. 
  {Silver  plate},  domestic  utensils  made  of  silver. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Silver  \Sil"ver\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Silvered};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Silvering}.] 
  1.  To  cover  with  silver;  to  give  a  silvery  appearance  to  by 
  applying  a  metal  of  a  silvery  color;  as  to  silver  a  pin; 
  to  silver  a  glass  mirror  plate  with  an  amalgam  of  tin  and 
  2.  To  polish  like  silver;  to  impart  a  brightness  to  like 
  that  of  silver. 
  And  smiling  calmness  silvered  o'er  the  deep.  --Pope. 
  3.  To  make  hoary,  or  white,  like  silver. 
  His  head  was  silvered  o'er  with  age.  --Gay. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Silver  \Sil"ver\,  v.  i. 
  To  acquire  a  silvery  color.  [R.] 
  The  eastern  sky  began  to  silver  and  shine.  --L. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  made  from  or  largely  consisting  of  silver;  "silver 
  2:  having  the  white  lustrous  sheen  of  silver;  "a  land  of  silver 
  (or  silvern)  rivers  where  the  salmon  leap";  "repeated 
  scrubbings  have  given  the  wood  a  silvery  sheen"  [syn:  {silvern}, 
  3:  lustrous  gray;  covered  with  or  tinged  with  the  color  of 
  silver;  "silvery  hair  [syn:  {argent},  {silvery},  {silverish}] 
  4:  expressing  yourself  readily,  clearly,  effectively;  "able  to 
  dazzle  with  his  facile  tongue";  "silver  speech"  [syn:  {eloquent}, 
  {facile},  {fluent},  {silver-tongued},  {smooth-spoken}] 
  n  1:  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  [syn:  {Ag}, 
  {atomic  number  47}] 
  2:  coins  made  of  silver 
  3:  a  light  shade  of  gray  [syn:  {ash  gray},  {ash  grey},  {silver 
  gray},  {silver  grey}] 
  4:  eating  utensils  [syn:  {flatware}] 
  v  1:  coat  with  a  layer  of  silver  or  a  silver  amalgam;  "silver  the 
  2:  make  silver  in  color;  "Her  worries  had  silvered  her  hair" 
  3:  turn  silver,  as  of  hair 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Silver,  TX 
  Zip  code(s):  76949 
  From  Elements  database  20001107  [elements]: 
  Symbol:  Ag 
  Atomic  number:  47 
  Atomic  weight:  107.870 
  White  lustrous  soft  metallic  transition  element.  Found  in  both  its 
  elemental  form  and  in  minerals.  Used  in  jewellery,  tableware  and  so  on 
  Less  reactive  than  silver,  chemically. 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  used  for  a  great  variety  of  purposes,  as  may  be  judged  from  the 
  frequent  references  to  it  in  Scripture.  It  first  appears  in 
  commerce  in  Gen.  13:2;  23:15,  16.  It  was  largely  employed  for 
  making  vessels  for  the  sanctuary  in  the  wilderness  (Ex.  26:19; 
  27:17;  Num.  7:13,  19;  10:2).  There  is  no  record  of  its  having 
  been  found  in  Syria  or  Palestine.  It  was  brought  in  large 
  quantities  by  foreign  merchants  from  abroad,  from  Spain  and 
  India  and  other  countries  probably. 

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