gold·​smith | \ˈgōl(d)-ˌsmith \

Definition of goldsmith 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: one who makes or deals in articles of gold


biographical name
Gold·​smith | \ˈgōl(d)-ˌsmith \

Definition of Goldsmith (Entry 2 of 2)

Oliver 1730–1774 British author

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Their mother might have worn jewelry made by a Jewish goldsmith. Michael David Lukas, New York Times, "From Cairo to Kolkata, Traces of a Vibrant Jewish Past," 8 June 2018 Some of them were trained as goldsmiths, some were architects, some were artists. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "​The Story of Grima, One of Princess Margaret’s Favorite Jewelers," 4 May 2018 Ur goldsmiths shaped the pieces by hammering, chiseling, and punching. Stephan Salisbury,, "Penn Museum's Middle East Galleries reopen: Behold, the queen's beer straw," 19 Apr. 2018 The Antiquities Ministry has made a slew of discoveries over the last year, including the tomb of a royal goldsmith, also in Luxor. Elaheh Nozari, Condé Nast Traveler, "Ancient, Never-Before-Seen Egyptian Tombs Will Be Open to the Public," 10 Dec. 2017 The tomb is the last resting place of husband and wife Amenemhat -- a goldsmith -- and Amenhotep. Ben Wedeman, CNN, "What it's like to crawl inside a 3,500-year-old Egyptian tomb," 24 Sep. 2017 Leane came from a traditional goldsmith background so was initially shocked by McQueen’s suggestions to use materials such as aluminum or brass. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "“Having to Do This On Your Own Would Be Horrible”—7 Fashion Duos on the Rewards of Collaboration," 17 Oct. 2017 The crumbling statue of a goldsmith and his wife greeted visitors who recently peered inside a 3,500-year-old tomb near Luxor, Egypt, for the first time. National Geographic, "Get a First Look Inside a Newly Opened Egyptian Tomb," 9 Sep. 2017 The Virginia native founded her company in Florence, Italy in 1986 with some of the world’s finest goldsmiths. star-telegram, "First American woman’s jewelry to be inducted into collection at the Louvre," 6 Sep. 2017

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before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of goldsmith

: a person who makes gold jewelry and other gold items


gold·​smith | \ˈgōld-ˌsmith \

Kids Definition of goldsmith

: a person who makes or sells items of gold

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