(Sil"ler) n. Silver. [Scot.]
(Sil"li*ly) adv. [From Silly.] In a silly manner; foolishly. Dryden.
(Sil"li*man*ite) n. [After Benjamin Siliman, an American meneralogist.] (Min.) Same as
(Sil"li*ness), n. The quality or state of being silly.
(Sil"lock) n. (Zoöl.) The pollock, or coalfish.
(Sil"lon) n. [F., a furrow.] (Fort.) A work raised in the middle of a wide ditch, to defend it. Crabb.
(Sil"ly), a. [Compar. Sillier ; superl. Silliest.] [OE. seely, sely, AS. slig, geslig, happy, good,
fr. sl, sl, good, happy, sl good fortune, happines; akin to OS. salig, a, good, happy, D. zalig blessed,
G. selig, OHG. salig, Icel. sl, Sw. säll, Dan. salig, Goth. sls good, kind, and perh. also to L. sollus
whole, entire, Gr. Skr. sarva. Cf. Seel, n.]
1. Happy; fortunate; blessed. [Obs.] Chaucer.
2. Harmless; innocent; inoffensive. [Obs.] "This silly, innocent Custance." Chaucer.
The silly virgin strove him to withstand.Spenser.
A silly, innocent hare murdered of a dog.Robynson
3. Weak; helpless; frail. [Obs.]
After long storms . . .Spenser.
With which my silly bark was tossed sore.
The silly buckets on the deck.Coleridge.
4. Rustic; plain; simple; humble. [Obs.]
A fourth man, in a sillyhabit.Shak.
All that did their silly thoughts so busy keep.Milton.
5. Weak in intellect; destitute of ordinary strength of mind; foolish; witless; simple; as, a silly woman.
6. Proceeding from want of understanding or common judgment; characterized by weakness or folly; unwise; absurd; stupid; as,
silly conduct; a silly question.
Syn. Simple; brainless; witless; shallow; foolish; unwise; indiscreet. See Simple.
(Sil"ly*how) n. [Prov. E. silly- hew; cf. AS. s&aemacrlig happy, good, and hufe a cap, hood.
See Silly, a.] A caul. See Caul, n., 3. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
(Si"lo) n. [F.] A pit or vat for packing away green fodder for winter use so as to exclude air and
outside moisture. See Ensilage.
(Silt) n. [OE. silte gravel, fr. silen to drain, E. sile; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. sila, prob.
akin to AS. seón to filter, sigan to fall, sink, cause to sink, G. seihen to strain, to filter, OHG. sihan,
Icel. si>a, Skr. sic to pour; cf. Gr. moisture. Cf. Sig, Sile.] Mud or fine earth deposited from running
or standing water.