silver foil

silver foil
sil′ver foil`
chem. mel silver or silver-colored metal in foil form
Etymology: 1400–50

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Silver foil — Silver Sil ver, a. 1. Of or pertaining to silver; made of silver; as, silver leaf; a silver cup. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling silver. Specifically: (a) Bright; resplendent; white. Silver hair. Shak. [1913 Webster] Others, on silver lakes and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • silver foil — n [U] BrE ↑foil …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • silver foil — noun uncount BRITISH ALUMINUM FOIL …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • silver foil — n. silver beaten into thin sheets …   English World dictionary

  • silver foil — noun Etymology: Middle English silverfoile, from silver (II) + foile foil : silver or other metal of a similar color (as aluminum) in very thin sheets * * * silver or silver colored metal in foil form. Also called, Brit., silver paper. [1400 50;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • silver foil — silver or silver colored metal in foil form. Also called, Brit., silver paper. [1400 50; late ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • silver foil — noun (U) BrE foil (=very thin sheets of metal) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • silver foil — paper made of silver, paper made of aluminum …   English contemporary dictionary

  • silver foil — UK / US noun [uncountable] British very thin sheets of aluminium (= a metal that looks like silver) that is used in cooking and for wrapping food …   English dictionary

  • silver foil — /sɪlvə ˈfɔɪl/ (say silvuh foyl) noun → silver paper …  

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