silversil‧ver1 /ˈsɪlvə $ -ər/ ●●●W3 noun1[uncountable]HCM a valuableshiny, lightgreymetal that is used to make jewellery, knives, coins etc. It is a chemicalelement: symbol Aga silver necklacecups made of solid silver2[uncountable]DHCspoons, forks, dishes etc that are made of silver syn silverwareIt was my job to polish the silver.3[countable, uncountable]CC the colour of silverThe lake sparkled with shades of blue and silver.This season’s colours are rich golds and elegant silvers.4[countable, uncountable] informalDS a silver medalHe won a silver at the last Olympics.5[uncountable] British EnglishPEC coins that contain silver or are the colour of silverHe put his hand into his pocket and brought out a handful of silver.
silversilver2 ●●●W3 adjective1HCMmade of silvera silver teapota silver coina solid silver brooch2CChaving the colour of silveran old man with silver hair3 →on a silver platter4 →silver bullet → be born with a silver spoon in your mouthat born1(8), → every cloud has a silver liningat cloud1(6)
Examples from the Corpus
silver• Think cyber in black, white, silver and crayoncolors.• a silver Mercedes• a silverpitcher• He noticed she needed two hands to lift the silverpot.• There are Standard, First and Premierfares, the latterincludingsilverservice at seatdining to make the day complete.• He was not now in a tight black jacket, with silver trimmings on black trousers.• Clare could see more rustychain around the slender, peeling, silvertrunk of a nearbybirchtree.solid silver• It was used to produce a cheaper form of tableware than solid silver.• But it was solid silver - and the inscription must have cost a bit as well.• Four coins from his mint there are extant; two of them are solid silver, and two are plated.• I can't really imagine it shedding that solid silver butcher's hook, but who knows?• A miniature oak four-poster bed is £30 and a solid silver canteen of cutlery is £44.• The black brows knit, and solid silver laurels bobbed.• Lucker feels a tug, and reels in a beautiful sea trout, a bullet of solid silver muscle.• Solid value in solid silver will pay dividends, but will it show you a profit?silversilver3 verb [transitive]1technicalTIG to cover a surface with a thin shiny layer of silver or another metal in order to make a mirror2literary to make something shine and look the colour of silverThe farmhouse appeared, silvered by the moon.→ See Verb table