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 formssil·ver·smith·ing, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for silversmith

lapidary, watchmaker, goldsmith, horologist, silversmith, gemologist

Examples from the Web for silversmith

Contemporary Examples of silversmith

Historical Examples of silversmith

  • 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.

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    Thomas Frederick Crane

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

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    William H. Ukers

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

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    Laura E. Richards

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

British Dictionary definitions for silversmith



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

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

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