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[sil-ver-smith] /ˈsɪl vərˌsmɪθ/
a person whose occupation is making and repairing articles of silver.
Origin of silversmith
before 1000; Middle English; Old English seolforsmith. See silver, smith
Related forms
silversmithing, noun Unabridged
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  • When we were there, four ministers' sons were learning the silversmith's trade.

  • When it was finished he gave it to the wife of the silversmith, who took it to her husband.

    Italian Popular Tales

    Thomas Frederick Crane
  • After the close of the war, he resumed his business of a goldsmith and silversmith in 1783.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
  • Such an array as might dazzle the eyes of any silversmith of moderate ambition.

    Fernley House Laura E. Richards
  • She sold the Gesu—ay, she sold the Gesu to a silversmith down in the town.

  • His account with Mercer seems to indicate that he was a silversmith.

  • The cause of his arrest was his offering the lump of gold to a silversmith in Cassel.

    Historic Oddities Sabine Baring-Gould
  • The common carbonate of soda is also a cheap and useful flux to the silversmith.

  • And he must have been right, for he had worked with a silversmith and had helped make alloys.

    Johnny Longbow Roy J. Snell
British Dictionary definitions for silversmith


a craftsman who makes or repairs articles of silver
Derived Forms
silversmithing, noun
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Word Origin and History for silversmith

Old English seolfursmið; see silver (n.) + smith (n.).

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