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gold

1gold

noun, often attributive \ˈgōld\

: a soft yellow metal that is very valuable and that is used especially in jewelry

: gold coins

: a deep yellow color

Full Definition of GOLD

1
:  a yellow malleable ductile metallic element that occurs chiefly free or in a few minerals and is used especially in coins, jewelry, and dentures — see element table
2
a (1) :  gold coins (2) :  a gold piece
b :  money
c :  gold standard 1
3
:  a variable color averaging deep yellow
4
:  something resembling gold; especially :  something valued as the finest of its kind <a heart of gold>
5
:  a medal awarded as the first prize in a competition :  a gold medal

Examples of GOLD

  1. diamonds in a setting of 24-karat gold
  2. What is the price of gold?

Origin of GOLD

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German gold gold, Old English geolu yellow — more at yellow
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with GOLD

2gold

adjective

: made of or from gold

: having a gold color

Full Definition of GOLD

:  qualifying for a gold record
go gold
:  to have enough sales to qualify for a gold record <the album went gold>

First Known Use of GOLD

1969

gold

noun , often attrib \ˈgōld\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GOLD

:  a malleable ductile yellow metallic element that occurs chiefly free or in a few minerals and is used especially in coins, jewelry, and dentures and in the form of its salts (as gold sodium thiomalate) especially in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis—symbol Au; see element table

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