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

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  • Such an array as might dazzle the eyes of any silversmith of moderate ambition.

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  • One becomes a carpenter; another, a silversmith; and the third, a thief.

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  • She sold the Gesu—ay, she sold the Gesu to a silversmith down in the town.

  • A silversmith, in one of Napoleon's hours of need, sold him a dressing-case upon credit.

  • The common carbonate of soda is also a cheap and useful flux to the silversmith.

  • The silversmith had no children, and as the months rolled on he grew more and more fond of John.

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

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  • The potter, the calico-printer, and the silversmith must equally study uniformity of pattern in their several manufactures.

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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