silver age
noun Date: 1565 a historical period of achievement secondary to that of a golden age

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  • Silver age — Silver Sil ver, a. 1. Of or pertaining to silver; made of silver; as, silver leaf; a silver cup. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling silver. Specifically: (a) Bright; resplendent; white. Silver hair. Shak. [1913 Webster] Others, on silver lakes and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Silver Age — n. 1. Gr. & Rom. Myth. the second age of the world, inferior to the earlier Golden Age 2. [s a ] any period of progress, prosperity, etc. of a lesser degree than that of a corresponding golden age …   English World dictionary

  • Silver age — A silver age is a name often given to a particular period within a history, typically as a lesser and later successor to a golden age, the metal silver generally being valuable, but less so than gold. The original Silver Age was one of the five… …   Wikipedia

  • silver age — 1. Class. Myth. the second of the four ages of humankind, inferior to the golden age but superior to the bronze age that followed: characterized by an increase of impiety and of human weakness. 2. (usually caps.) a period in Latin literature, A.D …   Universalium

  • Silver age — Âge d argent des comics Dans le domaine des comics, l Âge d argent est le nom donné à la période située entre la fin des années 1950 et le début des années 1970. Elle succède à l âge d or Pendant cette période, le ton est marqué par la science… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • SILVER AGE —    the age in the Greek mythology in succession to the Golden; gold being viewed as the reality, and silver the idle reflection.    See AGES and GOLDEN AGE …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Silver Age — era when adornments and implements were made of silver; period between the Golden Age and the Bronze Age …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • silver age — sil′ver age′ n. 1) a period of diminished achievement following a golden age 2) myt (sometimes cap.) (in Greek and Roman myth) a period following the golden age, characterized by an increase in impiety and human weakness • Etymology: 1555–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • silver age — noun an historical period of great accomplishment in a field or a society, usually following, and not quite as good as, a golden age, and not as bad as an iron age …   Wiktionary

  • silver age — noun (classical mythology) the second age of the world, characterized by opulence and irreligion; by extension, a period secondary in achievement to a golden age • Topics: ↑classical mythology • Hypernyms: ↑time period, ↑period of time, ↑period …   Useful english dictionary

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