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silver

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Colours, Sport, Currencies, Elements
silversil‧ver1 /ˈsɪlvə $ -ər/ ●●● W3 noun 🔊 🔊 1 [uncountable]HCM 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 silver2 [uncountable]DHC spoons, forks, dishes etc that are made of silver syn silverware 🔊 It was my job to polish the silver.3 [countable, uncountable]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 [countable, uncountable] 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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silverI ended up with a silver.Also remarkable are the paintings, geometrically designed rooms and wide variety of nearly 200-year-old china and silver.The shuttle was already no more than a streak of silver.Overnight the cloud had been whisked away and a full moon hovered in the sky, drenching the rooftops with pale silver.Necklaces, pendants, bracelets, rings; silver and turquoise glittered in the white light.Use a soft cloth to polish the silver.solid silverA 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.Four coins from his mint there are extant; two of them are solid silver, and two are plated.Solid value in solid silver will pay dividends, but will it show you a profit?Lucker feels a tug, and reels in a beautiful sea trout, a bullet of solid silver muscle.It was used to produce a cheaper form of tableware than solid silver.I can't really imagine it shedding that solid silver butcher's hook, but who knows?But it was solid silver - and the inscription must have cost a bit as well.
Related topics: Colours, Elements
silversilver2 ●●● W3 adjective 🔊 🔊 1 HCMmade of silver 🔊 a silver teapot 🔊 a silver coin 🔊 a solid silver brooch2 CChaving the colour of silver 🔊 an old man with silver hair3 on a silver platter4 silver bullet be born with a silver spoon in your mouth at born1(8), → every cloud has a silver lining at cloud1(6)
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silverThink cyber in black, white, silver and crayon colors.a silver Mercedesa silver pitcherHe noticed she needed two hands to lift the silver pot.There are Standard, First and Premier fares, the latter including silver service at seat dining to make the day complete.He was not now in a tight black jacket, with silver trimmings on black trousers.Clare could see more rusty chain around the slender, peeling, silver trunk of a nearby birch tree.solid silverIt 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] 🔊 🔊 1 technicalTIG to cover a surface with a thin shiny layer of silver or another metal in order to make a mirror2 literary to make something shine and look the colour of silver 🔊 The farmhouse appeared, silvered by the moon.→ See Verb table
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silverThe bare trees were silvered in the moonlight.Mist silvering the droplets on the bare thorns Slower than the change of daylight.Below, concertina wires flared their silvered thorns.The dome was silvered with frost.
SilverSilver 🔊 🔊 the name of the lone ranger‘s horse in a US television show. The Lone Ranger always said ’Hi ho Silver!' before riding away on him.
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Verb table
silver
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysilver
he, she, itsilvers
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysilvered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave silvered
he, she, ithas silvered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad silvered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill silver
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have silvered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam silvering
he, she, itis silvering
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you, we, theyare silvering
Past
I, he, she, itwas silvering
you, we, theywere silvering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been silvering
he, she, ithas been silvering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been silvering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be silvering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been silvering
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