Definitions for Goldsmithˈgoʊldˌsmɪθ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. goldsmith, goldworker, gold-worker(noun)

    an artisan who makes jewelry and other objects out of gold

  2. Goldsmith, Oliver Goldsmith(noun)

    Irish writer of novels and poetry and plays and essays (1728-1774)

Wiktionary

  1. goldsmith(Noun)

    A person who forges things out of gold, especially jewelry.

  2. goldsmith(Noun)

    A banker (because the goldsmiths of London used to receive money on deposit, being equipped to keep it safely).

  3. Goldsmith(ProperNoun)

    An English surname derived from the trade name goldsmith.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Goldsmith(noun)

    an artisan who manufactures vessels and ornaments, etc., of gold

  2. Goldsmith(noun)

    a banker

  3. Origin: [AS. goldsmi. See Gold., and Smith.]

Freebase

  1. Goldsmith

    A goldsmith is a metalworker who specializes in working with gold and other precious metals. Historically goldsmiths have also made silverware, platters, goblets, decorative and serviceable utensils, and ceremonial or religious items, but the rising prices of precious metals have curtailed the making of such items to a large degree. Goldsmiths must be skilled in forming metal through filing, soldering, sawing, forging, casting, and polishing metal. Traditionally, these skills had been passed along through apprenticeships, however, more recently Jewelry Arts Schools specializing solely in teaching goldsmithing and a multitude of skills falling under the jewelry arts umbrella are available. Many universities and junior colleges also offer goldsmithing, silversmithing and metal arts fabrication as a part of their fine arts curriculum.


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