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gold

noun, often attributive \ ˈgōld \

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 Chemical Elements Table
2 a (1) :gold coins
(2) :a gold piece
b :money
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 in a Sentence

  1. diamonds in a setting of 24-karat gold

  2. What is the price of gold?

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Origin and Etymology of gold

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German gold gold, Old English geolu yellow — more at yellow


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gold

adjective

Definition of gold

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

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First Known Use of gold

1969



GOLD Defined for English Language Learners

gold

noun

Definition of gold for English Language Learners

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

  • : gold coins

  • : a deep yellow color


gold

adjective

Definition of gold for English Language Learners

  • : made of or from gold

  • : having a gold color


GOLD Defined for Kids

gold

noun \ ˈgōld \

Definition of gold for Students

1 :a soft yellow metallic chemical element used especially in coins and jewelry
2 :gold coins
3 :a medal awarded as the first prize in a competition
4 :a deep yellow

Medical Dictionary

gold

noun, often attributive \ ˈgōld \

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 Chemical Elements Table


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