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Meaning of ARGENT

Pronunciation:  'ârjunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a metal tincture used in heraldry to give a silvery appearance
  2. [adj]  lustrous gray; covered with or tinged with the color of silver; "silvery hair"
 

ARGENT is a 6 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: achromatic, silver, silverish, silvery
 
 See Also: tincture

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ar"gent\, n. [F. argent, fr. L. argentum, silver; akin
    to Gr. 'a`rgyros silver, 'argo`s, 'argh`s, white, bright,
    Skr. rajata white, silver, raj to shine, Ir. arg white, milk,
    airgiod silver, money, and L. arguere to make clear. See
    {Argue}.]
    1. Silver, or money. [Archaic]
    
    2. (Fig. & Poet.) Whiteness; anything that is white.
    
             The polished argent of her breast.    --Tennyson.
    
    3. (Her.) The white color in coats of arms, intended to
       represent silver, or, figuratively, purity, innocence,
       beauty, or gentleness; -- represented in engraving by a
       plain white surface. --Weale.
    
    
  2. \Ar"gent\, a.
    Made of silver; of a silvery color; white; shining.
    
          Yonder argent fields above.              --Pope.
    
    
 

 

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