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Topic: COLOURS

Language: Old English
Origin: seolfor

silver

1 noun
     
sil‧ver1 S3
1 [uncountable]HCE 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 silver
2 [uncountable] spoons, forks, dishes etc that are made of silver [= silverware]:
It was my job to polish the silver.
3 [uncountable and countable]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 [uncountable and countable] 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.
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