- 1a precious shiny grayish-white metal, the chemical element of atomic number 47. (Symbol: Ag)
A transition metal, silver is found in nature as the native metal as well as in combined form in ore minerals. It is valued for use in jewelry and other ornaments and formerly in coins, and the decomposition of silver salts by the action of light (depositing metallic silver) is the basis of photography
- 5short for silver medal.
verb[with object] (often as adjective silvered)
Old English seolfor, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch zilver and German Silber