dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


3 definitions found
 for argent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Argent \Ar"gent\, a.
     Made of silver; of a silvery color; white; shining.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Yonder argent fields above.              --Pope.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Argent \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]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Fig. & Poet.) Whiteness; anything that is white.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The polished argent of her breast.    --Tennyson.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  argent
      adj 1: of lustrous grey; covered with or tinged with the color
             of silver; "silvery hair" [syn: argent, silver,
             silvery, silverish]
      n 1: a metal tincture used in heraldry to give a silvery
           appearance

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229