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gold

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noun, often attributive \ˈgōld\

Definition of gold

  1. 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. 2 a (1) :  gold coins (2) :  a gold piece b :  money c :  gold standard 1

  3. 3 :  a variable color averaging deep yellow

  4. 4 :  something resembling gold; especially :  something valued as the finest of its kind <a heart of gold>

  5. 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?

Origin and Etymology 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


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gold

adjective

Definition of gold

  1. :  qualifying for a gold record

go gold

  1. :  to have enough sales to qualify for a gold record <the album went gold>

1969

First Known Use of gold

1969



GOLD Defined for English Language Learners

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gold

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noun, often attributive \ˈgōld\

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


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gold

adjective

Definition of gold for English Language Learners

  • : made of or from gold

  • : having a gold color


GOLD Defined for Kids

gold

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noun \ˈgōld\

Definition of gold for Students

  1. 1 :  a soft yellow metallic chemical element used especially in coins and jewelry

  2. 2 :  gold coins

  3. 3 :  a medal awarded as the first prize in a competition

  4. 4 :  a deep yellow


Medical Dictionary

gold

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noun , often attributive \ˈgōld\

Medical Definition of gold

  1. :  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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