Ar"gent (#), n. [F. argent, fr. L. argentum, silver; akin to Gr. silver, , , 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.

 

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Ar"gent, a.

Made of silver; of a silvery color; white; shining.

Yonder argent fields above. Pope.

 

© Webster 1913.

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