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Princeton's WordNet

  1. goldsmith, goldworker, gold-workernoun

    an artisan who makes jewelry and other objects out of gold

  2. Goldsmith, Oliver Goldsmithnoun

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


  1. goldsmithnoun

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

  2. goldsmithnoun

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

  3. Goldsmithnoun

    An English surname derived from the trade name goldsmith.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Goldsmithnoun

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

    Etymology: [AS. goldsmi. See Gold., and Smith.]

  2. Goldsmithnoun

    a banker

    Etymology: [AS. goldsmi. See Gold., and Smith.]


  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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Goldsmith in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Goldsmith in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Goldsmith in a Sentence

  1. John Prescott:

    The Attorney General, Lord Goldsmith, came to the Cabinet, verbally announced it was legal, but provided no documentation, the timing of the decision was clearly designed to endorse an almost immediate action for us to go to war.

  2. David Garrick:

    Here lies poet Goldsmith, for shortness called Noll, Who wrote like an Angel, but talked like poor Poll

  3. Jennifer Lopez:

    Like my heart is beating out of my chest, and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas was with me in my trailer. And then we walked to the set together when I was ready. And so for that scene it was, it was middle afternoon and I put on that costume, i'm walking in and I see all the people and as and I see all the cameras set up and all the guys talking and everything and I'm like,' my heart, my chest.'.

  4. Anthony Wells:

    The only effect of the Zac Goldsmith campaigning is probably just to entrench all those long-standing issues the Conservative Party have got with appealing to ethnic minority voters.

  5. Proverb:

    These can never be true friends: Hope, dice, a prostitute, a robber, a cheat, a goldsmith, a monkey, a doctor, a distiller.

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    (used of persons) bound to a tract of land; hence their service is transferable from owner to owner
    • A. indiscernible
    • B. adscripted
    • C. unsealed
    • D. foreordained

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