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ster·ling

 (stûr′lĭng)
n.
1. Abbr. ster. or stg. British money, especially the pound as the basic unit of currency of the United Kingdom.
2. British coinage of silver or gold, having as a standard of fineness 0.500 for silver and 0.91666 for gold.
3.
a. Sterling silver.
b. Articles, such as tableware, made of sterling silver.
adj.
1. Consisting of or relating to sterling or British money.
2. Made of sterling silver: a sterling teaspoon.
3. Of the highest quality: a person of sterling character.

[Middle English, silver penny : possibly sterre, star; see star + -ling, diminutive suff. (from the small star stamped on the coin); see -ling1.]

sterling

(ˈstɜːlɪŋ)
n
1. (Currencies)
a. British money: pound sterling.
b. (as modifier): sterling reserves.
2. (Banking & Finance) the official standard of fineness of British coins: for gold 0.91666 and for silver 0.925
3. (Metallurgy)
a. short for sterling silver
b. (as modifier): a sterling bracelet.
4. (Metallurgy) an article or articles manufactured from sterling silver
5. (Historical Terms) a former British silver penny
adj
(prenominal) genuine and reliable; first-class: sterling quality.
[C13: probably from Old English steorra star + -ling1; referring to a small star on early Norman pennies; related to Old French esterlin]

Sterling

(ˈstɜːlɪŋ)
n
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ster•ling

(ˈstɜr lɪŋ)

adj.
1. of or denoting the currency of Great Britain.
2. (of silver) having the standard fineness of 0.925.
3. made of silver of this fineness.
4. thoroughly excellent: a person of sterling worth.
n.
5. British currency.
6. the standard of fineness for gold and silver coin in the United Kingdom, 0.91666 for gold and 0.500 for silver.
7. silver having a fineness of 0.925, now used esp. in the manufacture of table utensils, jewelry, etc.
8. manufactured articles of sterling silver.
9. sterling flatware.
[1250–1300; Middle English: a silver coin (see star, -ling1)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sterling - British moneysterling - British money; especially the pound sterling as the basic monetary unit of the UK
money - the official currency issued by a government or national bank; "he changed his money into francs"
Adj.1.sterling - highest in quality
superior - of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students"

sterling

adjective excellent, sound, fine, first-class, superlative his years of sterling service
Translations
الإِسْتِرلِينِيجنيه إسْتَرليني العِملَه البَريطانيّهمُثير للإعْجابمَصنوع من الفِضَّه الخالِصَه
poctivýryzístandardnísterlingšterlink
sterlingprima
Ison-Britannian punta
funta
sterlingtörvényes finomságú
af stöîluîum gæîaflokki, ósvikinn, ektaágætursterlingspund
英貨
파운드
nustatytos prabossterlingas
britu valūtacēlsirdīgsgodīgsnevainojamsnoteiktas raudzes-
šterling
brittiska pund
สกุลเงินของสหราชอาณาจักรอังกฤษ
đồng bảng Anh

sterling

[ˈstɜːlɪŋ]
A. ADJ
1. (Econ) pound sterlinglibra f esterlina
sterling traveller's chequescheques mpl de viaje en libras esterlinas
2. [quality etc] → destacado
a sterling characteruna persona de toda confianza
a person of sterling worthuna persona de grandes méritos
B. N (= currency) → (libras fpl) esterlinas fpl
C. CPD sterling area Nzona f de la libra esterlina
sterling balances NPLbalances mpl de libras esterlinas
sterling silver Nplata f de ley

sterling

[ˈstɜːrlɪŋ]
adj
[silver] → sterling inv
(= excellent) [qualities, character, work, service] → en or
n
(= currency) → livre f sterling inv
a pound sterling → une livre sterling
£5 sterling → cinq livres sterlingsterling area nzone f sterling inv

sterling

adj
(Fin) → Sterling-; in pounds sterlingin Pfund Sterling
(fig)gediegen; characterlauter
sterling cutlerySilberbesteck nt
n
no art (= money)das Pfund Sterling, das englische Pfund; in sterlingin Pfund Sterling
(= silver)(Sterling)silber nt
adj attraus (Sterling)silber

sterling

[ˈstɜːlɪŋ]
1. n (Fin) → sterlina
2. adj
a. (silver) → al titolo di 925/1000, di buona lega (Econ) pound sterlinglira sterlina
b. (fig) of sterling qualitiesdi gran pregio
he is of sterling character → è una persona fidata

sterling

(ˈstəːliŋ) noun
(usually £ when written) British money, especially in international trading etc.
adjective
1. (of silver) of a certain standard of purity.
2. (of a person or his qualities etc) worthy and admirable.

sterling

الإِسْتِرلِينِي šterlink sterling Pfund Sterling στερλίνα libra esterlina Ison-Britannian punta sterling funta sterlina 英貨 파운드 pond sterling sterling funt szterling libra esterlina фунт стерлингов brittiska pund สกุลเงินของสหราชอาณาจักรอังกฤษ sterlin đồng bảng Anh 英国货币