- Archaic silver
- Obs. silver coin; money
- Heraldry the representation of the metal silver: indicated in engravings by a plain white field
Origin of argentOld French ; from Classical Latin argentum ; from Indo-European base an unverified form ar(e)g-, gleaming, whitish from source Classical Greek argos, white, argyros, silver
Old Poet. silvery
- Silver as conventionally represented in heraldry by the color white.
- Archaic The metal silver.
Origin of argentMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin argentum, silver; see arg- in Indo-European roots.
- Ag (chemical symbol for silver)