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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Silver as conventionally represented in heraldry by the color white.
  • noun Archaic The metal silver.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Silver, or something resembling it; formerly, in a more general sense, money.
  • noun In heraldry, the metal silver: represented conventionally in uncolored drawing or engraving by a plain white surface.
  • noun Often abbreviated to a., ar., or arg.
  • Made of silver; resembling silver; bright like silver; silvery-white.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Made of silver; of a silvery color; white; shining.
  • noun Archaic Silver, or money.
  • noun (Fig. & Poet.) Whiteness; anything that is white.
  • noun (Her.) The white color in coats of arms, intended to represent silver, or, figuratively, purity, innocence, beauty, or gentleness; -- represented in engraving by a plain white surface.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The metal silver.
  • noun heraldry The white or silver tincture on a coat of arms.
  • adjective of silver or silver-coloured.
  • adjective heraldry : of white or silver tincture on a coat of arms.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a metal tincture used in heraldry to give a silvery appearance
  • adjective of lustrous grey; covered with or tinged with the color of silver

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin argentum, silver; see arg- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Borrowing from Old French argent ("silver"), from Latin argentum ("white money, silver")

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