Translation of silver in Spanish:


plata, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈsɪlvə//ˈsɪlvər/


  • 1

    plata feminine
  • 2

    • 2.1(household items)

      platería feminine
      plata feminine
      to clean the silver limpiar la platería / la plata
      • Elsewhere in the gallery a high security case contains the town council's silver, with extra silverware from St Andrew's parish church.
      • It's not like I'm taking food out of the kiddies' mouths or swapping the family silver for an 1873 Colt.
      • Yet a small group of CEOs and financiers managed to save the family silver before the house burned to the ground.
      • We have been pawning the family silver to pleasure ourselves.
      • During the reign of James, sales of Crown land provided the family silver of the period.
      • If you're lucky to reach this hallowed ground, you'll be flattered and coddled until you've given up the family silver.
      • The moonlight grew brighter, like silver when it is polished.
      • Just days ago the Elliott family silver and a collection of prized John Gould bird prints went under the hammer at a Melbourne auction.
      • These pieces of land are like the family silver and shouldn't be lost to communities.
      • Glass bottles are highly collectable, and some folk proudly display their bottles in much the same way as other people display the family silver or fine bone china.
      • I could have just driven away with the family silver for all she knew.
      • Sales of silver and glass have been sluggish, with the exception of cutlery, Irish provincial silver, Irish and art deco glass.
      • But further back there was an earl, and the family had a heraldic crest and some silver, bits of which Orwell pawned to raise money to fight in Spain.
      • It is like giving somebody you meet in the street your house key, not changing the locks and then being surprised when the family silver goes missing.
      • Part of a hoard of family silver which vanished for more than 100 years was yesterday sold at auction for nearly £8,000.
      • I just wouldn't let them anywhere near the family silver.
      • Phelps found that his gold watch, the family silver and his loose cash were in plain sight, but had been left alone.
      • Thousands of pounds worth of jewellery and silver has been stolen as well as computer hardware.
      • The collection consists of more than fifty pieces of family silver and thirty-nine paintings.
      • It was not the Greeks' practice to place the family silver in graves, nor was it subjected to deep polishing.

    • 2.2(coins)

      (feminine plural) monedas
      • I tend to pick out the one pound coins and the silver to buy my lunch the next day so generally it's just the coppers that are left.
      • Its platform called for the free coinage of silver and plenty of paper money.
      • I remember looking into one and seeing a little dining table laid out with tiny silver cutlery.
      • British imports of tea were steadily increasing during the early nineteenth century, and the Chinese would accept only specie, usually silver, in payment.
      • The manager of the shop arrived to find the lock smashed, and the money, all silver and coppers, all gone.

      de plata, aluminio etc

    • 2.3(medal)

      medalla de plata feminine
      • He has won three golds, two silvers and three bronzes at world championships in the past five years, along with an Olympic silver and Commonwealth gold.
      • She was just one of many fine performers for the York club, who picked up 17 golds, 11 silvers and eight bronze medals.
      • Sailing has become a hot bed of medal action for Great Britain at recent Olympiads with five golds, three silvers and two bronze medals snared on the water in 2004 and 2000.
      • This is the eighth time they have made the Olympic semi-finals and they have a respectable haul of three silvers and three bronzes.
      • Taiwan grabbed two gold medals, two silvers and one bronze at the Athens Olympics.
      • Pool playing reached a frenzy after the 1998 Asian games, when the Chinese Taipei team won three gold medals, two silvers and a bronze.
      • Australia have made the finals three times in the past but have yet to win a gold medal to add to their haul of three silvers and three bronzes.
      • The five gold medals, five silvers and 15 bronzes were the highest number garnered by local innovators at the China International Exhibition of Inventions, held in Shanghai.
      • The senior and junior Welsh teams exceeded all expectations by collecting eight gold medals, 15 silvers and seven bronzes at the Culinary World Cup.
      • Todate he has participated in six international events and has won himself a gold medal and three silvers.
      • Four years after that, Bode Miller's two silvers, in giant slalom and combined, were the only U.S. medals.
      • Halfway through the tenth day of the Olympics, China topped the medals table with 23 golds, 15 silvers and 11 bronzes - one gold ahead of the Americans.
      • Between them they won 7 gold medals, 3 silvers and 3 bronze - more than any national team won in track and field at the Games, except America itself.
      • Now 35, this is his last chance of adding a gold to his two Olympic silvers.
      • It has eight gold medals, 14 silvers and 19 bronzes.
      • However, the lead was temporary as Germany went ahead with four golds, two silvers and four bronze medals late Sunday (Hong Kong time).
      • Great Britain have won nine gold medals, 10 silvers and six bronze.
      • Poland and Hungary each earned two golds, one silver, and one bronze.
      • The U.S. had 14 gold, 10 silver and 6 bronze medals, while the Jamaicans achieved 2 gold medals and three silvers.
      • China had won a total of 11 medals, with three silvers and two bronze, while Australia have won nine.

  • 3

    plata feminine
    color plata masculine


  • 1

    (made of silver)
    (bracelet/knife/tray) de plata
  • 2

    (in color)
    (hair) canoso
    (hair) cano literary
    (hair) de plata literary
  • 3

    (representing 25 years)
    silver anniversary/jubilee el vigésimo quinto aniversario

transitive verb

  • 1

    (metal) dar(le) un baño de plata a
    (metal) platear
    (mirror) azogar
  • 2literary

    (turn silver-colored)
    age had silvered her hair los años le habían teñido el pelo de plata literary