KJV Dictionary Definition: silver



1. A metal of a white color and lively brilliancy. It has neither taste nor smell; its specific gravity is 10.552, according to Bergman, but according to Kirwan it is less. A cubic foot weighs about 660 lbs. Its ductility is little inferior to that of gold. It is harder and more elastic that tin of iron. It is found native in thin plates or leaves, or in fine threads, or it is found mieralized by various substances. Great quanitities of the metal are furnished by the mines of South America, and it is found in small quantities in Norway, Germany, Spain, the United State, &c.

2. Money; coin made of silver.

3. Any thing of soft splendor. Pallas-piteous of her plaintive cries, In slumber clos'd her silver-streaming eyes.


1. Made of silver; as a silver cup.

2. White like silver; as silver hair. Others on silver lakes and rivers bath'd Their downy breast.

3. White, or pale; of a pale luster; as the silver moon.

4. SOft; as a silver voice or sound.


SIL'VERED, pp. Covered with a thin coat of silver; rendered smooth and lustrous; made white or a hoary.


SIL'VERING, ppr. Covering the surface with a thin coat of silver; foliating; rendering mildly lustrous; rendering white.

SIL'VERING, n. The art, operation or practice of covering the surface of any thing with silver; as the silvering of copper or brass.