Definitions for goldgoʊld

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

goldgoʊld(n.)

  1. a precious yellow metallic element, highly malleable and ductile, and not subject to oxidation or corrosion.

    Category: Chemistry

    Ref: Symbol: Au 3

  2. a quantity of gold coins:

    to pay in gold.

  3. Ref: gold standard.

  4. money; wealth; riches.

  5. something likened to gold in brightness, preciousness, etc.:

    a heart of gold.

  6. a bright, metallic yellow color, sometimes tending toward brown.

  7. Category: Common Vocabulary

    Ref: gold medal.

  8. (adj.)consisting of gold.

  9. pertaining to gold.

  10. like gold.

  11. of the color of gold.

  12. (of a recording, compact disc, or cassette) having sold a minimum of 500,000 copies.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of gold:

bef. 900; ME, OE; c. OHG gold, ON goll

Goldgoʊld(n.)

  1. Thomas, born 1920, U.S. astronomer, born in Austria: formulated the steady-state theory of the universe.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gold(noun)

    coins made of gold

  2. amber, gold(noun)

    a deep yellow color

    "an amber light illuminated the room"; "he admired the gold of her hair"

  3. gold, Au, atomic number 79(noun)

    a soft yellow malleable ductile (trivalent and univalent) metallic element; occurs mainly as nuggets in rocks and alluvial deposits; does not react with most chemicals but is attacked by chlorine and aqua regia

  4. gold(noun)

    great wealth

    "Whilst that for which all virtue now is sold, and almost every vice--almighty gold"--Ben Jonson

  5. gold(adj)

    something likened to the metal in brightness or preciousness or superiority etc.

    "the child was as good as gold"; "she has a heart of gold"

  6. gold, golden, gilded(adj)

    made from or covered with gold

    "gold coins"; "the gold dome of the Capitol"; "the golden calf"; "gilded icons"

  7. aureate, gilded, gilt, gold, golden(adj)

    having the deep slightly brownish color of gold

    "long aureate (or golden) hair"; "a gold carpet"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. gold(noun)ʊld

    a yellow precious metal, used as money, for making jewelry, etc.

    earrings made of gold; objects made of pure gold

  2. goldʊld

    a warm yellow color

    the gold of her hair

  3. goldʊld

    a gold medal

    Germany won two silvers and a gold.

  4. gold(adjective)ʊld

    made of gold

    a gold necklace/vase

  5. goldʊld

    warm yellow in color

    a metallic gold dress

Wiktionary

  1. gold(Noun)

    A heavy yellow elemental metal of great value, with atomic number 79 and symbol Au.

  2. gold(Noun)

    A coin made of this material, or supposedly so.

  3. gold(Noun)

    The bullseye of an archery target.

  4. gold(Noun)

    A gold medal.

    France has won three golds and five silvers.

  5. gold(Noun)

    Anything or anyone considered to be very valuable.

  6. gold(Verb)

    To pyrolyze or burn food until the color begins to change to a light brown, but not as dark as browning

  7. gold(Adjective)

    Made of gold.

  8. gold(Adjective)

    Having the colour of gold.

  9. gold(Adjective)

    Premium, superior.

  10. Origin: From gulþan, from ǵʰĺ̥tom. Cognate with Old Frisian gold, Old Saxon gold, Old High German gold (German Gold), Old Norse goll, gull (Swedish guld), Dutch goud, Gothic . The Indo-European root is also the source of zolto (Old Church Slavonic , Russian ), želt- (Lithuanian želtas, Latvian želts).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gold(noun)

    alt. of Goolde

  2. Gold(verb)

    a metallic element, constituting the most precious metal used as a common commercial medium of exchange. It has a characteristic yellow color, is one of the heaviest substances known (specific gravity 19.32), is soft, and very malleable and ductile. It is quite unalterable by heat, moisture, and most corrosive agents, and therefore well suited for its use in coin and jewelry. Symbol Au (Aurum). Atomic weight 196.7

  3. Gold(verb)

    money; riches; wealth

  4. Gold(verb)

    a yellow color, like that of the metal; as, a flower tipped with gold

  5. Gold(verb)

    figuratively, something precious or pure; as, hearts of gold

Freebase

  1. Gold

    Gold, also called golden, is one of a variety of yellow-brown color blends used to give the impression of the color of the element gold. The web color gold is sometimes referred to as golden to distinguish it from the color metallic gold. The use of gold as a color term in traditional usage is more often applied to the color "metallic gold". The first recorded use of golden as a color name in English was in 1300 to refer to the element gold and in 1423 to refer to blond hair. Metallic gold, such as in paint, is often called goldtone or gold-tone. In model building, the color gold is different from brass. A shiny or metallic silvertone object can be painted with transparent yellow to obtain goldtone, something often done with Christmas decorations.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Gold

    A yellow metallic element with the atomic symbol Au, atomic number 79, and atomic weight 197. It is used in jewelry, goldplating of other metals, as currency, and in dental restoration. Many of its clinical applications, such as ANTIRHEUMATIC AGENTS, are in the form of its salts.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'gold' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1397

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'gold' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1842

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'gold' in Nouns Frequency: #631


Translations for gold

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

gold(noun)

an element, a precious yellow metal used for making jewellery etc

This watch is made of gold; (also adjective) a gold watch.

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