Definition of silver verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    silver

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈsɪlvə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪlvər//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they silver
    BrE BrE//ˈsɪlvə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪlvər//
     
    he / she / it silvers
    BrE BrE//ˈsɪlvəz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪlvərz//
     
    past simple silvered
    BrE BrE//ˈsɪlvəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪlvərd//
     
    past participle silvered
    BrE BrE//ˈsɪlvəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪlvərd//
     
    -ing form silvering
    BrE BrE//ˈsɪlvərɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪlvərɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[usually passive] silver something to cover the surface of something with a thin layer of silver or something that looks like silver
  2. 2silver something (especially literary) to make something become bright like silver Moonlight was silvering the countryside.
  3. Word Origin Old English seolfor, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch zilver and German Silber.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: silver