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 for silver
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Silver \Sil"ver\, a.
     1. Of or pertaining to silver; made of silver; as, silver
        leaf; a silver cup.
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     2. Resembling silver. Specifically:
        (a) Bright; resplendent; white. "Silver hair." --Shak.
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                  Others, on silver lakes and rivers, bathed
                  Their downy breast.               --Milton.
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        (b) Precious; costly.
        (c) Giving a clear, ringing sound soft and clear. "Silver
            voices." --Spenser.
        (d) Sweet; gentle; peaceful. "Silver slumber." --Spenser.
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     American silver fir (Bot.), the balsam fir. See under
        Balsam.
  
     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 (Zool.), the fallfish.
  
     Silver eel. (Zool.)
        (a) The cutlass fish.
        (b) A pale variety of the common eel.
  
     Silver+fir+(Bot.),+a+coniferous+tree+({Abies+pectinata">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 (Zool.), 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. (Zool.) 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 (Zool.), the red-throated diver. See Illust.
        under Diver.
  
     Silver hake (Zool.), the American whiting.
  
     Silver leaf, leaves or sheets made of silver beaten very
        thin.
  
     Silver lunge (Zool.), the namaycush.
  
     Silver moonfish.(Zool.) See Moonfish
        (b) .
  
     Silver moth (Zool.), a lepisma.
  
     Silver owl (Zool.), the barn owl.
  
     Silver perch (Zool.), the mademoiselle, 2.
  
     Silver pheasant (Zool.), 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 ({Euplocamus nychtemerus) is native of China.
  
     Silver plate,
        (a) domestic utensils made of a base metal coated with
            silver.
        (b) a plating of silver on a base metal.
  
     Silver plover (Zool.), the knot.
  
     Silver+salmon+(Zool.),+a+salmon+({Oncorhynchus+kisutch">Silver salmon (Zool.), a salmon ({Oncorhynchus kisutch)
        native of both coasts of the North Pacific. It ascends all
        the American rivers as far south as the Sacramento. Called
        also kisutch, whitefish, and white salmon.
  
     Silver shell (Zool.), a marine bivalve of the genus Anomia.
        See Anomia.
  
     Silver steel, an alloy of steel with a very small
        proportion of silver.
  
     Silver stick, a title given to the title field officer of
        the Life Guards when on duty at the palace. [Eng.]
        --Thackeray.
  
     Silver tree (Bot.), a South African tree ({Leucadendron
        argenteum) with long, silvery, silky leaves.
  
     Silver trout, (Zool.) See Trout.
  
     Silver wedding. See under Wedding.
  
     Silver whiting (Zool.), a marine sciaenoid food fish
        ({Menticirrus littoralis) native of the Southern United
        States; -- called also surf whiting.
  
     Silver witch (Zool.), A lepisma.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Silver \Sil"ver\, v. i.
     To acquire a silvery color. [R.]
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           The eastern sky began to silver and shine. --L.
                                                    Wallace.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
        mercury.
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     2. To polish like silver; to impart a brightness to, like
        that of silver.
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              And smiling calmness silvered o'er the deep. --Pope.
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     3. To make hoary, or white, like silver.
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              His head was silvered o'er with age.  --Gay.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Silver \Sil"ver\ (s[i^]l"v[~e]r), 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.
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     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.
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     2. Coin made of silver; silver money.
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     3. Anything having the luster or appearance of silver.
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     4. The color of silver.
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     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.
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     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; -- also called fulminate of
            silver. 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
        Pyrargyrite.
  
     Silver beater, one who beats silver into silver leaf or
        silver foil.
  
     Silver glance, or Vitreous silver. (Min.) See
        Argentine.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  silver
      adj 1: made from or largely consisting of silver; "silver
             bracelets"
      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:
         silver, silvern, silvery]
      3: of lustrous grey; covered with or tinged with the color of
         silver; "silvery hair" [syn: argent, silver, silvery,
         silverish]
      4: expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively; "able to
         dazzle with his facile tongue"; "silver speech" [syn:
         eloquent, facile, fluent, silver, 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: silver, Ag,
           atomic number 47]
      2: coins made of silver
      3: a light shade of grey [syn: ash grey, ash gray, silver,
         silver grey, silver gray]
      4: silverware eating utensils [syn: flatware, silver]
      5: a trophy made of silver (or having the appearance of silver)
         that is usually awarded for winning second place in a
         competition [syn: silver medal, silver]
      v 1: coat with a layer of silver or a silver amalgam; "silver
           the necklace"
      2: make silver in color; "Her worries had silvered her hair"
      3: turn silver; "The man's hair silvered very attractively"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  444 Moby Thesaurus words for "silver":
     A, Ag, Al, Am, Ar, As, At, Au, B, Be, Bi, C, Ca, Cb, Cd, Ce,
     Ciceronian, Cl, Cm, Co, Cr, Cs, Cu, Demosthenian, Demosthenic, Dy,
     E, Er, Es, Eu, F, Fe, Fm, Fr, Ga, Gd, Ge, H, Ha, He, Hf, Hg, Ho, I,
     In, Ir, K, Kr, La, Li, Lu, Lw, Md, Mg, Mn, Mo, Mv, N, Na, Nb, Nd,
     Ne, Ni, No, O, Os, P, Pa, Pb, Pd, Pm, Po, Pr, Pt, Pu,
     Quaker-colored, Ra, Rb, Re, Rf, Rh, Rn, Ru, S, Sb, Sc, Se, Si, Sm,
     Sn, Sr, Ta, Tb, Tc, Te, Ti, Tl, Tm, Tullian, U, V, W, Yb, Zn, Zr,
     achroma, achromasia, achromatosis, acier, alabaster, albescence,
     albinism, albino, albinoism, aluminum, americium, and pence,
     antimony, argent, argentine, argon, arsenic, articulate, ashen,
     ashy, astatine, aureate, bar, barium, berkelium, beryllium, besnow,
     bismuth, blanch, bleach, blondness, boron, brass, brassy, brazen,
     bright, bromine, bronze, bronzy, bullion, burnished, cadmium,
     calcium, canescence, canescent, carbon, cash, cerium, cesium,
     chalk, chalkiness, chalky, chlorine, chromium, cinereous, cinerous,
     circulating medium, cobalt, coin gold, coin silver, coinage,
     coined liberty, cold cash, columbium, copper, coppery, creaminess,
     cretaceous, cupreous, cuprous, curium, currency, cutlery, dapple,
     dapple-gray, dappled, dappled-gray, dingy, dining utensils, dismal,
     dollars, dove-colored, dove-gray, dreary, driven snow, dulcet,
     dull, dusty, dysprosium, einsteinium, eloquent, emergency money,
     erbium, etiolate, euphonious, europium, facund, fairness,
     felicitous, fermium, ferrous, ferruginous, filthy lucre,
     flat silver, flatware, fleece, fleecy-white, flour, fluorine, foam,
     forks, fractional currency, francium, frost, frosted, frostiness,
     frosty, gadolinium, gallium, germanium, gilt, glaucescence,
     glaucescent, glaucous, glaucousness, gleaming, glib, gold,
     gold nugget, gold-filled, gold-plated, golden, gray, gray-black,
     gray-brown, gray-colored, gray-drab, gray-green, gray-spotted,
     gray-toned, gray-white, grayed, grayish, grey, griseous, grizzle,
     grizzled, grizzliness, grizzly, hahnium, hard cash, hard currency,
     helium, hoar, hoariness, hoary, hollow ware, holmium, hydrogen,
     indium, ingot, iodine, iridium, iron, iron-gray, ironlike, ivory,
     knives, krypton, lactescence, lactescent, lanthanum, lawrencium,
     lead, lead-gray, leaden, legal tender, leukoderma, lightness, lily,
     lily-white, lithium, livid, lucre, lustrous, lutetium, maggot,
     magnesium, mammon, managed currency, manganese, marble,
     medium of exchange, mellifluent, mellifluous, melodious,
     mendelevium, mercurial, mercurous, mercury, milk, milkiness, milky,
     mintage, molybdenum, money, mouse-colored, mouse-gray, mousy,
     musical, nacreous, necessity money, neodymium, neon, neptunium,
     nickel, nickelic, nickeline, niobium, nitrogen, niveous, nugget,
     osmium, oxygen, paleness, palladium, paper, pearl, pearl-gray,
     pearliness, pearly, pelf, pewter, pewtery, phosphorus, platinum,
     plutonium, polished, polonium, postage currency, postal currency,
     potassium, pounds, praseodymium, precious metals, pretty,
     promethium, protactinium, pure white, quicksilver, radium, radon,
     rhenium, rhodium, rubidium, ruthenium, sad, samarium, scandium,
     scrip, selenium, sheet, shillings, shining, shiny, silicon,
     silver plate, silver-gray, silver-plated, silver-toned,
     silver-tongued, silvered, silveriness, silverware, silvery,
     slate-colored, slaty, slick, smoke-gray, smoky, smooth,
     smooth-spoken, smooth-tongued, snow, snow-white, snowiness, snowy,
     sober, sodium, soft currency, somber, specie, spellbinding, spoons,
     stainless-steel ware, steel, steel-gray, steely, sterling,
     stone-colored, strontium, sulfur, swan, swan-white, sweet,
     tablespoon, tableware, tantalum, taupe, teaspoon, technetium,
     tellurium, terbium, thallium, the almighty dollar, the wherewith,
     the wherewithal, thulium, tin, tinny, titanium, tungsten, uranium,
     vanadium, vitiligo, well-spoken, white, white as snow, white race,
     whiten, whiteness, whitishness, wolfram, xenon, yellow stuff,
     ytterbium, yttrium, zinc, zirconium
  
  

From The Elements (07Nov00) :

  silver
  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 jewelry, tableware and so on.
  Less reactive than silver, chemically.
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Silver
     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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