eloquent vs silver what difference

what is difference between eloquent and silver

English

Etymology

From Old French eloquent, from Latin eloquens (speaking, having the faculty of speech, eloquent), present participle of eloqui (to speak out), from e (out) + loqui (to speak).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɛl.əˌkwənt/

Adjective

eloquent (comparative more eloquent, superlative most eloquent)

  1. fluently persuasive and articulate
  2. effective in expressing meaning by speech

Usage notes

Eloquent expresses stronger praise than do articulate or well-spoken.

Synonyms

  • articulate
  • well-spoken

Derived terms

  • eloquently

Related terms

Translations

Further reading

  • eloquent in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • eloquent in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French éloquent, from Latin ēloquēns.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌeː.loːˈkʋɛnt/
  • Hyphenation: e‧lo‧quent
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

Adjective

eloquent (comparative eloquenter, superlative eloquentst)

  1. eloquent

Inflection

Synonyms

  • bespraakt (uncommon)
  • welbespraakt
  • welsprekend

Related terms

  • elocutie
  • eloquentie

German

Pronunciation

Adjective

eloquent (comparative eloquenter, superlative am eloquentesten)

  1. eloquent

Declension

Synonyms

  • redegewandt

Related terms

  • Eloquenz

Further reading

  • “eloquent” in Duden online

Middle French

Etymology

From Old French eloquent, from Latin eloquens (speaking, having the faculty of speech, eloquent), present participle of eloqui (to speak out), from e (out) + loqui (to speak).

Adjective

eloquent m (feminine singular eloquente, masculine plural eloquents, feminine plural eloquentes)

  1. eloquent

Related terms

  • eloquence


English

Etymology

From Middle English silver, selver, sulver, from Old English seolfor, seolofor (silver), from Proto-Germanic *silubrą (silver), of uncertain origin.

Adjective sense of twenty-fifth wedding anniversary generalized from silver wedding, from German Silberhochzeit, silberne Hochzeit.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈsɪl.və/
  • (General American) enPR: sĭl’vər IPA(key): /ˈsɪl.vɚ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪlvə(ɹ)
  • Hyphenation: sil‧ver

Noun

silver (countable and uncountable, plural silvers)

  1. (uncountable) A lustrous, white, metallic element, atomic number 47, atomic weight 107.87, symbol Ag.
  2. (collectively) Coins made from silver or any similar white metal.
    • 1990, David F. Friedman, ‎Don DeNevi, A Youth in Babylon: Confessions of a Trash-film King (page 136)
      [] maybe two or three twenties, a dozen tens, and twenty or thirty fins. The rest is all aces and silver.
  3. (collectively) Cutlery and other eating utensils, whether silver or made from some other white metal.
  4. (collectively) Any items made from silver or any other white metal.
  5. (uncountable) A shiny gray color.
  6. (countable) a silver medal
  7. Anything resembling silver; something shiny and white.

Synonyms

  • (metallic element): argyr-
  • (white-metal coins): argyr-
  • (cutlery and other eating utensils): silverware
  • E174 (when used as a food colouring)

Derived terms

Related terms

  • quicksilver
  • silver glance, silver-glance
  • silverling
  • silvern
  • thirty pieces of silver

Descendants

  • Jamaican Creole: silva
  • Maori: hiriwa
  • Zulu: isiliva

Translations

See silver/translations § Noun.

Adjective

silver (comparative more silver, superlative most silver)

  1. Made from silver.
  2. Made from another white metal.
  3. Having a color like silver: a shiny gray.
  4. Denoting the twenty-fifth anniversary, especially of a wedding.
    • 1994, “Mate matching” in Accent on Living, v 38, n 4 (Spring), p 52:
      Mostly, these have been relationships of 10 or less years. However, one respondent has celebrated her silver wedding anniversary.
  5. (of commercial services) Premium, but inferior to gold.
  6. Having the clear, musical tone of silver; soft and clear in sound.

Synonyms

  • (made from silver): silvern (archaic)
  • (having a color like silver): silvery

Related terms

  • silver-feast
  • silver wedding

Translations

See silver/translations § Adjective.

Derived terms

See also

  • Appendix:Colors
  • Verb

    silver (third-person singular simple present silvers, present participle silvering, simple past and past participle silvered)

    1. To acquire a silvery colour.
    2. To cover with silver, or with a silvery metal.
    3. To polish like silver; to impart a brightness to, like that of silver.
    4. To make hoary, or white, like silver.

    References

    Further reading

    • David Barthelmy (1997–2021), “Silver”, in Webmineral Mineralogy Database.
    • “silver”, in Mindat.org[1], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, 2000–2021.

    Anagrams

    • Elvirs, levirs, livers, livres, rivels, sliver, svirel

    Hunsrik

    Etymology

    From Middle High German silber, from Old High German silbar, from Proto-West Germanic *silubr.

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /ˈsilvɐ/

    Adjective

    silver

    1. silvern

    Further reading

    • Online Hunsrik Dictionary

    Middle Dutch

    Etymology

    From Old Dutch silver, from Proto-West Germanic *silubr.

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /ˈzɪlvər/

    Noun

    silver n

    1. silver

    Inflection

    This noun needs an inflection-table template.

    Descendants

    • Dutch: zilver
      • Afrikaans: silwer
      • Negerhollands: silver, zelva, selvu
      • Skepi Creole Dutch: solfer
    • Limburgish: zèlver

    Further reading

    • “silver”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
    • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “silver”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN

    Middle English

    Alternative forms

    • seolver, sylver, selver, sulver

    Etymology

    From Old English seolfor, seolofor (silver).

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /ˈsilvər/, /ˈsɛlvər/

    Noun

    silver (plural silvers)

    1. silver (metal)

    Related terms

    • sylveren

    Descendants

    • English: silver
      • Jamaican Creole: silva
      • Maori: hiriwa
      • Zulu: isiliva
    • Scots: silver, siller

    Old Swedish

    Alternative forms

    • sylver, sølver

    Etymology

    From Old Norse silfr, from Proto-Germanic *silubrą.

    Noun

    silver n

    1. silver

    Declension

    Descendants

    • Swedish: silver

    Swedish

    Etymology

    From Old Swedish silver, from Old Norse silfr, from Proto-Germanic *silubrą.

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /ˈsɪlvɛr/

    Noun

    silver n (uncountable)

    1. silver
    2. silver, coins of silver
    3. silver, cutlery of silver
    4. a silver medal, for 2nd place in a competition

    Declension

    Derived terms

    References

    • silver in Svenska Akademiens ordlista (SAOL)

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