argent

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj argent of lustrous grey; covered with or tinged with the color of silver "silvery hair"
    • n argent a metal tincture used in heraldry to give a silvery appearance
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Argent Made of silver; of a silvery color; white; shining. "Yonder argent fields above."
    • Argent Silver, or money.
    • Argent (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.
    • Argent (Fig. & Poet) Whiteness; anything that is white. "The polished argent of her breast."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n argent Silver, or something resembling it; formerly, in a more general sense, money.
    • n argent In heraldry, the metal silver: represented conventionally in uncolored drawing or engraving by a plain white surface.
    • n argent Often abbreviated to a., ar., or arg.
    • argent Made of silver; resembling silver; bright like silver; silvery-white.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj., n Argent ärj′ent silver, or like silver, silvery-white: :
    • n Argent (nat. hist.) white metal coated with silver: a genus of small bony fishes with silvery sides, fished for the nacre which they contain
    • adj., n Argent ärj′ent (her.) the silver or white colour in armorial bearings
    • adj., n Argent ärj′ent (poet.) esp. in compounds like argent-clear, argent-lidded
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.—L. argentum, silver.

Usage

In literature:

En terre avoy grand richesse, dont je y fys grand noblesse, Terre, mesons, et grand tresor, draps, chivalx, argent et or.
"The Cathedral Church of Canterbury [2nd ed.]." by Hartley Withers
The arms are quarterly France and England, a border compone argent and azure.
"Notes and Queries, Number 70, March 1, 1851" by Various
He was likewise purged by a bolus of argent.
"An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses" by William Withering
Y a-t-il de l'or et de l'argent?
"The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1 of 2)" by George Warburton
Chose usurpee legier est consommee, Comme argent vif qui retourne en fumee.
"Beatrice d'Este, Duchess of Milan, 1475-1497" by Julia Mary Cartwright
At the Dissolution the arms were Gules, two keys in saltire surmounted by a sword in pale, argent.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Gloucester [2nd ed.]" by H. J. L. J. Massé
He said of us, 'Vous avez plus d'argent que de credit.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
Sa lumiere se repandait insensiblement sur les montagnes de l'ile et sur leurs pitons, qui brillaient d'un vert argente.
"The Beauties of Nature" by Sir John Lubbock
We had been out-fitted in London by the world-renowned firm of Argent and Joy.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
He saw neat stacks of gold ingots, new, freshly smelted; bars of silver-white iridium, of argent platinum, of blue-white osmium.
"Salvage in Space" by John Stewart Williamson
If ghules, argents and ramparts are extra, I am prepared to pay.
"The Island Mystery" by George A. Birmingham
Crest: on a wreath a heart; the holy dove displayed argent, radiated or.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
Ermine, on a chief sable, two griffins segreant combatant argent.
"Notes and Queries, Number 232, April 8, 1854" by Various
Impaling: Vert, three swans in tri, statant, wings erect, argent.
"Notes and Queries, Number 233, April 15, 1854" by Various
He imagined that thus it would be seen through Argent's eyes.
"Cedar Creek" by Elizabeth Hely Walshe
These arms are a swan with his wings expanded, within a double tressure, counter, flory, argent.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
His maxim was, 'Keep the "plat d'argent" for a mayonnaise or a galantine.
"The Daltons, Volume II (of II) Or,Three Roads In Life" by Charles James Lever
Between 'The Demi-Monde,' and 'La Question d'Argent' (The Money Question), which followed, Dumas spent two years at work.
"Library of the World's Best literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 12" by Various
S'il avait accepte mon argent, je ne dis pas, maintenant, non.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
A lily argent in pare the letters B.A.
"Edge Hill" by Edwin Walford
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In poetry:

Argent pearls
Did my tears seem
Yet with the passing years
Chinese crimson
Have they become
"Argent pearls" by Ki no Tsurayuki
He came along the river bank like some tall
galley argent-sailed,
He strode across the waters, mailed in beauty,
and the waters sank.
"The Sphinx" by Oscar Wilde
When they tread the river's margent,
All their mitred heads are bowed—
What hath browned the ripples argent,
Like the plume of thunder-cloud?
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
I shall leave my dreams in their argent air,
For in a raiment of gold and blue
There shall move on the earth embodied and fair
The living truth of you.
"A God's Labour" by Aurobindo Ghose
Into the sea, and waited for the end.
When lo! a sudden glory! and I saw
The argent splendour of white limbs ascend,
And in that joy forgot my tortured past.
"Vita Nuova" by Oscar Wilde
Soft as the argent whiteness of the Morn
Doth Love's gay smile the dazzling sight arrest,
But soon by Reason's hand the mask is torn,
And all the deep deception stands confest.--
"To My Best Friend" by Laura Sophia Temple

In news:

Lawrence Argent's 56-foot-long sculpture of a rabbit, titled "Leap," now hangs in place at the new terminal at Sacramento International Airport.
En argent sterling, 4,25 de long.
The Argent Lakes golf course is set to open as an 18-hole course Aug 1.
Scallion-laced spaghetti @ Argent takes a comforting American turn in sweet corn crème.
The bumps in some Sun City roads will be smoothed out as resurfacing and other repairs to extend the life of Sun City roads continue on Argent Way and neighboring cul-de-sacs.
An employee at the Tour d' Argent stocking bottles in the cellar of the restaurant in October 18,000 will be on auction in December.
Mem Fox, Author, Kerry Argent , Illustrator Harcourt Children's Books $17 (32p) ISBN 978-0-15-202016-3.
The auction house 's second event—to be held in London on December 13 and 14—presents an unprecedented selection of rare, ancient cognac, this time sourced from La Tour d'Argent.
That's only encouraging the networking and dealmaking in the hallways of the Argent Hotel here in San Francisco.
Cognac bottled a year before the French Revolution began sold for about $36,800 at the Tour d'Argent restaurant's auction in Paris.
La Tour d'Argent At Christies Auction House.
Owner of La Tour d'Argent.
An employee at the Tour d'Argent stocking bottles in the cellar of the restaurant in October 18,000 will be on auction in December.
Goodnight Argent had a mechanical failure with their gear trailer and had to reschedule the performance from Wednesday.
Paris In the electioneering mood of France at the turn of the year, the good advice is not, as in a whodunit, cherchez la femme but cherchez l'argent.
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In science:

Memoire sur la construction des telescopes en verre argente.
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system
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