Silver Sil"ver, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Silvered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Silvering}.] 1. To cover with silver; to give a silvery appearance to by applying a metal of a silvery color; as, to silver a pin; to silver a glass mirror plate with an amalgam of tin and mercury. [1913 Webster]

2. To polish like silver; to impart a brightness to, like that of silver. [1913 Webster]

And smiling calmness silvered o'er the deep. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. To make hoary, or white, like silver. [1913 Webster]

His head was silvered o'er with age. --Gay. [1913 Webster]

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