1. (n.) 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 sulfur, 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.

2. (n.) Coin made of silver; silver money.

3. (n.) Anything having the luster or appearance of silver.

4. (n.) The color of silver.

5. (a.) of or pertaining to silver; made of silver; as, silver leaf; a silver cup.

6. (a.) Resembling silver.

7. (a.) Bright; resplendent; white.

8. (a.) Precious; costly.

9. (a.) Giving a clear, ringing sound soft and clear.

10. (a.) Sweet; gentle; peaceful.

11. (v. t.) 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 mercury.

12. (v. t.) To polish like silver; to impart a brightness to, like that of silver.

13. (v. t.) To make hoary, or white, like silver.

14. (v. i.) To acquire a silvery color.

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