Definition of karat
: a unit of fineness for gold equal to 1⁄24 part of pure gold in an alloy
Examples of karat in a sentence
She was wearing an 18 karat gold bracelet.
Pure gold is 24 karats.
Origin and Etymology of karat
Middle English carrat — more at carat
First Known Use: 15th century
KARAT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of karat for English Language Learners
: a unit for measuring how pure a piece of gold is
KARAT Defined for Kids
Definition of karat for Students
: a unit of fineness for gold <14-karat gold>
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