gold·​smith ˈgōl(d)-ˌsmith How to pronounce goldsmith (audio)
: one who makes or deals in articles of gold

Examples of goldsmith in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The high-education programs aimed at training the next generation of goldsmiths — spanning three to seven years — secured the support of the Lombardy region and recognizes the students with a certificate as Specialized Craftsmanship Technicians for Manufactured Goldsmith Goods. Luisa Zargani, WWD, 10 July 2024 Inside the house’s Munich atelier, the couple collaborate with master goldsmiths to develop the perfect metal patination that will enhance each diamond’s unique hue, and the resulting material is then sculpted to spotlight the star of the show: the diamond. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 12 June 2024 Carl also created the company’s famous eggs and secured its status as the Russian imperial court’s official goldsmith. Julia Binswanger, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 May 2024 As the curators explained, these paintings were produced by the country’s best artists between 1630 and 1707 and donated to the cathedral by the goldsmiths guild of Paris every year on May 1, in honor of the Virgin Mary. Lindsey Tramuta, Condé Nast Traveler, 25 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for goldsmith 

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of goldsmith was before the 12th century

Dictionary Entries Near goldsmith

gold size



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“Goldsmith.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


gold·​smith ˈgōl(d)-ˌsmith How to pronounce goldsmith (audio)
: one who makes or sells articles of gold

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Gold·​smith ˈgōl(d)-ˌsmith How to pronounce Goldsmith (audio)
Oliver 1730–1774 British author

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