gold

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
gold /goʊld/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. Chemistry[uncountable] a precious yellow metal element that is easy to shape and does not corrode easily.
  2. a quantity of gold coins:[uncountable]to pay in gold.
  3. [uncountable] jewelry or other valuable items made of gold.
  4. something considered to be like gold esp. in high value:[uncountable]She has a heart of gold.
  5. [uncountable] a bright yellow color.
  6. gold medal:[countable]The team won several golds.

adj. [before a noun]
  1. made of, relating to, or like gold.
  2. of the color of gold.
  3. Music, Music and Dance(of a recording or record album) having sold at least one million single records or 500,000 long-playing albums.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
gold  (gōld),USA pronunciation  n. 
  1. a precious yellow metallic element, highly malleable and ductile, and not subject to oxidation or corrosion. Symbol: Au;
    at. wt.: 196.967;
    at. no.: 79;
    sp. gr.: 19.3 at 20°C.
  2. a quantity of gold coins:to pay in gold.
  3. a monetary standard based on this metal;
    gold standard.
  4. money;
    wealth;
    riches.
  5. something likened to this metal in brightness, preciousness, superiority, etc.:a heart of gold.
  6. a bright, metallic yellow color, sometimes tending toward brown.
  7. See  gold medal. 
  8. Military, Government(cap.) the code name for one of the five D-day invasion beaches, assaulted by British troops.

adj. 
  1. consisting of gold.
  2. pertaining to gold.
  3. like gold.
  4. of the color of gold.
  5. indicating the fiftieth event of a series, as a wedding anniversary. See table under  wedding anniversary. 
  6. Music, Music and Dance(of a record, CD, or cassette) having sold a minimum of 500,000 copies.
  • bef. 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with German Gold, Gothic gulth

Gold  (gōld, gôld),USA pronunciation n. 
  • Language Varieties, BiographicalNanay.

  • Gold  (gōld),USA pronunciation  n. 
    1. BiographicalHerbert, born 1924, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
    2. BiographicalThomas, born 1920, U.S. astronomer, born in Austria: formulated the steady-state theory of the universe.


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    gold /ɡəʊld/ n
    1. a dense inert bright yellow element that is the most malleable and ductile metal, occurring in rocks and alluvial deposits: used as a monetary standard and in jewellery, dentistry, and plating. The radioisotope gold-198 (radiogold), with a half-life of 2.69 days, is used in radiotherapy. Symbol: Au; atomic no: 79; atomic wt: 196.96654; valency: 1 or 3; relative density: 19.3; melting pt: 1064.43°C; boiling pt: 2857°C
      Related adjective(s): auric
    2. (as modifier): a gold mine
    3. a coin or coins made of this metal
    4. money; wealth
    5. something precious, beautiful, etc, such as a noble nature (esp in the phrase heart of gold)
    6. a deep yellow colour, sometimes with a brownish tinge
    7. (as adjective): a gold carpet
    8. short for gold medal
    Etymology: Old English gold; related to Old Norse gull, Gothic gulth, Old High German gold



    Gold /ɡəʊld/ n
    1. Thomas. 1920–2004, Austrian-born astronomer, working in England and the US: with Bondi and Hoyle he proposed the steady-state theory of the universe



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