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