[ adjective ] 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"
Used in print(The New York Times,...)
Shaw and Skorich headed a group of players , coaches and team officials who received an engrossed copy of an official city citation and a pair of silver cufflinks shaped like a football .(Christopher Davis, First Family....)
The stethoscope glinted silver in the darkening room .
[ adjective ] made from or largely consisting of silver
Used in print(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)
The rows of animals and birds , in_particular , suggest awareness of Oriental animal friezes , transmitted perhaps via Syrian silver bowls and textiles , but the specific forms of these rows on local vases and metal products are nonetheless Greek .(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)
When they came to Mr._Jack 's photograph , twenty by twelve inches in a curly silver frame , Miss_Ada said , `` By_rights I ought to leave that , seeing he won n't take my clotheshorse '' .
[ noun ] (chemistry) 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
Used in print(Frieda Arkin, "The Light of the Sea," in The...)
There 's no greater catastrophe in the universe , she reflected dourly , impaling tender green_beans on the silver fork , than the dwindling_away of a family .
[ noun ] coins made of silver
Used in print(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)
As Hartweger accepted his silver bowl , he said , `` I want to thank coach 's wife for talking him into letting me play '' .(Robert L. Duncan, The Voice of Strangers....)
When he had given the call a_few moments thought , he went_into the kitchen to ask Mrs._Yamata to prepare tea and sushi for the visitors , using the formal English china and the silver tea_service which had been donated to the mission , then he went outside to inspect the grounds .
[ adjective ] (color) lustrous gray; covered with or tinged with the color of silver
Used in print(Ralph J. Salisbury, "On the Old Santa Fe Trail...)
`` Tee-wah '' , the driver cackled , his black eyes glittering behind dull silver chicken fencing .
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1424