Definition of goldsmith
: one who makes or deals in articles of gold
Recent Examples of goldsmith from the Web
This piece was made by Paul de Lamerie, the leading silversmith in 18th- century England, appointed as goldsmith to the king in 1716.
When the crown arrived, the king, suspicious the goldsmith had substituted silver for some of the gold and kept it for himself, asked Archimedes to determine if the crown was pure gold without harming it.
Farringdon station is a nod to the blacksmiths and goldsmiths that once dominated the area.
Most of the city’s Armenian population, known for its goldsmiths, has fled to Europe or Canada.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'goldsmith'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of goldsmith
before 12th century
Definition of Goldsmith
Oliver 1730–1774 British author
GOLDSMITH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of goldsmith for English Language Learners
: a person who makes gold jewelry and other gold items
GOLDSMITH Defined for Kids
Definition of goldsmith for Students
: a person who makes or sells items of gold
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up goldsmith? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).