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 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 Other pieces required the work of stone cutters, crafters, and goldsmiths. Sean Mowbray, Discover Magazine, 12 Mar. 2024 Over the last 35 years, the New York native, art school graduate and goldsmith has lived in Singapore, London and Texas. Kyle Roderick, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 Committed to supporting the jewelry designers, goldsmiths, artisans and jewelry manufacturers of the future, Vicenzaoro brought about 750 students from 23 schools to January 2024 Vicenzaoro, mostly from Italy, France, Germany and the UK. Kyle Roderick, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 The Chinese, again, were there centuries earlier, but their achievements were unknown to Johannes Gutenberg, the German goldsmith who in the fourteen-fifties introduced a press with movable metal type, making books abundant and relatively affordable. Claudia Roth Pierpont, The New Yorker, 19 Feb. 2024 The mold was then sent to a goldsmith, who produced the final metal print. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 24 Jan. 2023 However, some chaotic geometries, most notably what's known as the Aizawa attractor, were far too intricate for the traditional jewelry manufacturing methods used by goldsmiths. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 24 Jan. 2023 Irish jeweler Nigel O’Reilly, an artist and goldsmith based in Castlebar and known for sculptural designs and museum-caliber jewels, has partnered with Aberfeldy, a high-end Scottish distillery of single malt scotch whisky. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 8 Nov. 2023

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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 27 May. 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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