What does Sterling mean?

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ˈstɜr lɪŋSter·ling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sterlingadjective

    British money; especially the pound sterling as the basic monetary unit of the UK

  2. greatest, sterling(a), superlativeadjective

    highest in quality

Wiktionary

  1. sterlingnoun

    the currency of the United Kingdom; especially the pound

  2. sterlingnoun

    former British gold or silver coinage of a standard fineness: for gold 0.91666 and for silver 0.925.

  3. sterlingnoun

    sterling silver, or articles made from this material

  4. sterlingadjective

    of, or relating to British currency, or the former British coinage

  5. sterlingadjective

    of, relating to, or made from sterling silver

  6. sterlingadjective

    high quality

  7. Sterlingnoun

    A Scottish surname, variant of Stirling.

  8. Sterlingnoun

    An English surname, thought to be a variant of Starling.

  9. Sterlingnoun

    transferred from the surnames.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sterlingnoun

    same as Starling, 3

    Etymology: [OE. sterlynge, starling, for easterling, LL. esterlingus, probably from Easterling, once the popular name of German trades in England, whose money was of the purest quality: cf. MHG. sterlink a certain coin. Cf. East. Certain merchants of Norwaie, Denmarke, and of others those parties, called Ostomanni, or (as in our vulgar language we tearme them), easterlings, because they lie east in respect of us. Holinshed. In the time of . . . King Richard the First, monie coined in the east parts of Germanie began to be of especiall request in England for the puritie thereof, and was called Easterling monie, as all inhabitants of those parts were called Easterlings, and shortly after some of that countrie, skillful in mint matters and allaies, were sent for into this realme to bring the coine to perfection; which since that time was called of them sterling, for Easterling. Camden. Four thousand pound of sterlings. R. of Gloucester.]

  2. Sterlingnoun

    any English coin of standard value; coined money

    Etymology: [OE. sterlynge, starling, for easterling, LL. esterlingus, probably from Easterling, once the popular name of German trades in England, whose money was of the purest quality: cf. MHG. sterlink a certain coin. Cf. East. Certain merchants of Norwaie, Denmarke, and of others those parties, called Ostomanni, or (as in our vulgar language we tearme them), easterlings, because they lie east in respect of us. Holinshed. In the time of . . . King Richard the First, monie coined in the east parts of Germanie began to be of especiall request in England for the puritie thereof, and was called Easterling monie, as all inhabitants of those parts were called Easterlings, and shortly after some of that countrie, skillful in mint matters and allaies, were sent for into this realme to bring the coine to perfection; which since that time was called of them sterling, for Easterling. Camden. Four thousand pound of sterlings. R. of Gloucester.]

  3. Sterlingnoun

    a certain standard of quality or value for money

    Etymology: [OE. sterlynge, starling, for easterling, LL. esterlingus, probably from Easterling, once the popular name of German trades in England, whose money was of the purest quality: cf. MHG. sterlink a certain coin. Cf. East. Certain merchants of Norwaie, Denmarke, and of others those parties, called Ostomanni, or (as in our vulgar language we tearme them), easterlings, because they lie east in respect of us. Holinshed. In the time of . . . King Richard the First, monie coined in the east parts of Germanie began to be of especiall request in England for the puritie thereof, and was called Easterling monie, as all inhabitants of those parts were called Easterlings, and shortly after some of that countrie, skillful in mint matters and allaies, were sent for into this realme to bring the coine to perfection; which since that time was called of them sterling, for Easterling. Camden. Four thousand pound of sterlings. R. of Gloucester.]

  4. Sterlingadjective

    belonging to, or relating to, the standard British money of account, or the British coinage; as, a pound sterling; a shilling sterling; a penny sterling; -- now chiefly applied to the lawful money of England; but sterling cost, sterling value, are used

    Etymology: [OE. sterlynge, starling, for easterling, LL. esterlingus, probably from Easterling, once the popular name of German trades in England, whose money was of the purest quality: cf. MHG. sterlink a certain coin. Cf. East. Certain merchants of Norwaie, Denmarke, and of others those parties, called Ostomanni, or (as in our vulgar language we tearme them), easterlings, because they lie east in respect of us. Holinshed. In the time of . . . King Richard the First, monie coined in the east parts of Germanie began to be of especiall request in England for the puritie thereof, and was called Easterling monie, as all inhabitants of those parts were called Easterlings, and shortly after some of that countrie, skillful in mint matters and allaies, were sent for into this realme to bring the coine to perfection; which since that time was called of them sterling, for Easterling. Camden. Four thousand pound of sterlings. R. of Gloucester.]

  5. Sterlingadjective

    genuine; pure; of excellent quality; conforming to the highest standard; of full value; as, a work of sterling merit; a man of sterling good sense

    Etymology: [OE. sterlynge, starling, for easterling, LL. esterlingus, probably from Easterling, once the popular name of German trades in England, whose money was of the purest quality: cf. MHG. sterlink a certain coin. Cf. East. Certain merchants of Norwaie, Denmarke, and of others those parties, called Ostomanni, or (as in our vulgar language we tearme them), easterlings, because they lie east in respect of us. Holinshed. In the time of . . . King Richard the First, monie coined in the east parts of Germanie began to be of especiall request in England for the puritie thereof, and was called Easterling monie, as all inhabitants of those parts were called Easterlings, and shortly after some of that countrie, skillful in mint matters and allaies, were sent for into this realme to bring the coine to perfection; which since that time was called of them sterling, for Easterling. Camden. Four thousand pound of sterlings. R. of Gloucester.]

Freebase

  1. Sterling

    Sterling, Virginia is a census-designated place in Loudoun County, Virginia. The population as of the 2010 Census was 27,822. It is located northwest of Herndon, east of Ashburn, and west of Great Falls, and includes part of Dulles International Airport and the former AOL corporate headquarters. Sterling is also home to the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office, as well as the Sterling Field Support Center, the National Weather Service test, research, and evaluation center for weather instruments.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sterling

    stėr′ling, adj. a designation of British money—pure, genuine, of good quality—also generally, of value or excellence, authoritative. [Orig. the name of a penny; prob. from the Hanse merchants or Easterlings ('men from the east'), from North Germany, who had probably the privilege of coining money in England in the 13th century.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Sterling' in Nouns Frequency: #2158

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sterling in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sterling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Sterling in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Landry:

    Considering this, it is reasonable that Cameron Sterling was under the influence, and that contributed to Cameron Sterling noncompliance.

  2. Jasper Lawler:

    British corporate executives will be sweating before the release (of Labour's manifesto), the more extreme the Labour manifesto, the more volatility we'd expect to see in the pound and UK shares when the polls tighten closer to election day. We still favour a break above 1.30 in sterling but stand ready to reverse that call if Labour's manifesto can capture the public's imagination.

  3. Cem Karakas:

    This year's investments will exceed the 1.6 billion lira in 2015, in the snacks segment particularly, we want to expand our business by 17 percent each year in sterling (GBP) terms. To achieve this we need to invest in our capacity.

  4. Sam Lynton-Brown:

    The key point for us after this data is that the U.S. side of the equation has not so far come into play on sterling, given our more hawkish view that the Fed will deliver a rate hike in September, we think there is a lot of room on the downside and target $1.24 in cable.

  5. Martin Sutherland:

    At the moment, we are suffering with movement in the foreign exchange between the euro and sterling, which gives our European competitors a price advantage over us. That is putting a little bit of pressure on our profits in the short term.

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