silver noun

1 metal

ADJ. pure, solid | sterling

VERB + SILVER extract, mine Silver is extracted from silver ore. | set sth in a gemstone set in silver

SILVER + NOUN ore | bar, ingot, plate | mine

2 (also the silver) objects made of silver

ADJ. family He was forced to sell the family silver to pay for the repairs to the house.

VERB + SILVER polish

3 (also silver medal) in sports

ADJ. Olympic

VERB + SILVER get, take, win She got a silver in the long jump. He took the silver this year.