silvering

[ sil-ver-ing ]
/ ˈsɪl vər ɪŋ /

noun

the act or process of coating with silver or a substance resembling silver.
the coating thus applied: the silvering of the mirror.

Origin of silvering

First recorded in 1700–10; silver + -ing1

Definition for silvering (2 of 2)

Origin of silver

before 900; (noun and adj.) Middle English silver(e), selver(e), selfer, Old English siolfor (orig. noun); cognate with German Silber, Old Norse silfr, Gothic silubr, akin to Serbo-Croatian srèbro, Russian serebró, Lithuanian sidãbras; (v.) late Middle English silveren, derivative of the noun

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British Dictionary definitions for silvering

silver
/ (ˈsɪlvə) /

noun

adjective

well-articulatedsilver speech
(prenominal) denoting the 25th in a series, esp an annual seriesa silver wedding anniversary

verb

Derived forms of silver

silverer, nounsilvering, noun

Word Origin for silver

Old English siolfor; related to Old Norse silfr, Gothic silubr, Old High German silabar, Old Slavonic sirebro
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Medicine definitions for silvering

silver
[ sĭlvər ]

n. Symbol Ag

A lustrous ductile malleable metallic element having the highest thermal and electrical conductivity of the metals and used in dental alloys and in pharmaceuticals. Atomic number 47.
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Science definitions for silvering

silver
[ sĭlvər ]

Ag

A soft, shiny, white metallic element that is found in many ores, especially together with copper, lead, and zinc. It conducts heat and electricity better than any other metal. Silver is used in photography and in making electrical circuits and conductors. Atomic number 47; atomic weight 107.868; melting point 960.8°C; boiling point 2,212°C; specific gravity 10.50; valence 1, 2. See also sterling silver. See Periodic Table. See Note at element.
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Idioms and Phrases with silvering

silver

In addition to the idiom beginning with silver

  • silver lining

also see:

  • born with a silver spoon
  • cross someone's palm with silver
  • hand to on a silver platter
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