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Gold

 (gōld)
A trademark for a certification indicating that a recording, such as an album of music, has sold 500,000 copies.

gold

 (gōld)
n.
1.
a. Symbol Au A soft, yellow, corrosion-resistant element, the most malleable and ductile metal, occurring in veins and alluvial deposits and recovered by mining, panning, or sluicing. A good thermal and electrical conductor, gold is generally alloyed to increase its strength, and it is used as a common monetary standard, in jewelry, for decoration, and as a plated coating on a wide variety of electrical and mechanical components. Atomic number 79; atomic weight 196.967; melting point 1,064.2°C; boiling point 2,856.0°C; specific gravity 19.3; valence 1, 3. See Periodic Table.
b. Coinage made of this element.
c. A gold standard.
2. Money; riches.
3. A light olive-brown to dark yellow, or a moderate, strong to vivid yellow.
4. Something regarded as having great value or goodness: a heart of gold.
5. A medal made of gold awarded to one placing first in a competition, as in the Olympics: won 9 golds in 13 events.
adj.
Having the color of gold.

[Middle English, from Old English; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

gold

(ɡəʊld)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds)
a. a dense inert bright yellow element that is the most malleable and ductile metal, occurring in rocks and alluvial deposits: used as a monetary standard and in jewellery, dentistry, and plating. The radioisotope gold-198 (radiogold), with a half-life of 2.69 days, is used in radiotherapy. Symbol: Au; atomic no: 79; atomic wt: 196.96654; valency: 1 or 3; relative density: 19.3; melting pt: 1064.43°C; boiling pt: 2857°C. aurousauric
b. (as modifier): a gold mine.
2. a coin or coins made of this metal
3. money; wealth
4. something precious, beautiful, etc, such as a noble nature (esp in the phrase heart of gold)
5. (Colours)
a. a deep yellow colour, sometimes with a brownish tinge
b. (as adjective): a gold carpet.
6. (Archery) archery the bull's eye of a target, scoring nine points
7. (Individual Sports, other than specified) short for gold medal
[Old English gold; related to Old Norse gull, Gothic gulth, Old High German gold]

Gold

(ɡəʊld)
n
(Biography) Thomas. 1920–2004, Austrian-born astronomer, working in England and the US: with Bondi and Hoyle he proposed the steady-state theory of the universe

gold

(goʊld)

n.
1. a precious yellow metallic element, highly malleable and ductile, and not subject to oxidation or corrosion. Symbol: Au; at. wt.: 196.967; at. no.: 79; sp. gr.: 19.3 at 20°C.
2. a quantity of gold coins: to pay in gold.
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.
adj.
8. 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.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English; c. Old High German gold, Old Norse goll]

Gold

(goʊld)

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

gold

(gōld)
Symbol Au A soft, shiny, yellow element that is the most easily shaped metal. It occurs in veins and in alluvial deposits. Because it is very durable, resistant to corrosion, and a good conductor of heat and electricity, gold is used as a plating on electrical and mechanical components. It is also an international monetary standard and is used to make jewelry and decoration. Atomic number 79. See Periodic Table. See Note at element.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gold - coins made of goldgold - coins made of gold      
precious metal - any of the less common and valuable metals often used to make coins or jewelry
atomic number 79, Au, gold - 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
2.gold - a deep yellow colorgold - a deep yellow color; "an amber light illuminated the room"; "he admired the gold of her hair"
yellow, yellowness - yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons
3.gold - a soft yellow malleable ductile (trivalent and univalent) metallic elementgold - 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
gold foil - foil made of gold
gold leaf - a very thin form of gold foil
gold - coins made of gold
noble metal - any metal that is resistant to corrosion or oxidation
24-karat gold, pure gold - 100 per cent gold
gold dust - the particles and flakes (and sometimes small nuggets) of gold obtained in placer mining
dental gold - an alloy of gold used in dentistry
green gold - a gold alloy (at least 14 karat gold with silver or silver and cadmium) that has a green appearance
guinea gold - 22-karat gold from which guinea coins were made
graphic tellurium, sylvanite - a silver-white mineral consisting of silver gold telluride; a source of gold in Australia and America
4.gold - great wealth; "Whilst that for which all virtue now is sold, and almost every vice--almighty gold"--Ben Jonson
riches, wealth - an abundance of material possessions and resources
5.gold - 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"
invaluableness, pricelessness, valuableness, preciousness - the positive quality of being precious and beyond value
Adj.1.gold - made from or covered with gold; "gold coins"; "the gold dome of the Capitol"; "the golden calf"; "gilded icons"
metal, metallic - containing or made of or resembling or characteristic of a metal; "a metallic compound"; "metallic luster"; "the strange metallic note of the meadow lark, suggesting the clash of vibrant blades"- Ambrose Bierce
2.gold - having the deep slightly brownish color of goldgold - having the deep slightly brownish color of gold; "long aureate (or golden) hair"; "a gold carpet"
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue

gold

noun
Related words
adjective auric
Translations
goudgoudstukgoue medaljeskatkis
ذَهَبنُقود أو عُملة من الذَّهَباللون الذَّهَبيذهب
злато
dauratmedalla d’oror
zlatozlatýstředzlatázlaťák
guldguld-gyldengylden farverigdom
oro
kuld
زرطلا
kultakultainen
सोना
zlato
aranyarany szín
aurateaureeauromedalia de auromoneta de auro
emas
gullgulllitur; gylltur
金色黄金色
골드
aurum
auksasauksinė spalvaauksinė žuvelėauksinisaukso
zeltszelta-zelta krāsazelta krāsas-
സ്വര്‍ണംസ്വര്‍ണ്ണം
goudgoudengouden medaillegoudstuk
złotozłotyzłotazłote
aur
zlato
zlatzlatozlatazlatnik
zlatanzlatnikzlatoзлато
guldguld-guldmedaljguldmynt
dhahabu
ทองทองคำ
золото
زرسونا
vàngvàng kim loạiđồng vànghuy chương vàngmàu vàng

gold

[gəʊld]
A. N
1. (= metal, commodity, currency) → oro m
he paid for it in goldlo pagó en oro
to invest in goldinvertir en oro
she only wears goldsólo lleva (joyas de) oro
they stole 12 million pounds worth of goldrobaron oro por valor de 12 millones de libras
24-carat goldoro m de 24 quilates
to be made of goldser de oro
pure gold (lit) → oro m puro
she's pure gold (fig) → es una joya, vale su peso en oro
solid goldoro m macizo
see also glitter, good A9
see also heart A2
see also strike B6
see also weight
2. (= colour) → dorado m
autumnal browns and goldslos marrones y dorados del otoño
3. (= gold medal) → medalla f de oro
he won (the) gold in Barcelonaganó la medalla de oro en Barcelona
to go for goldintentar ganar la medalla de oro
B. ADJ
1. (= made of gold) [jewellery, coins, tooth] → de oro
see lamé
2. (= gold-coloured) [paint, lettering, frame] → dorado; [fabric, dress, shirt] → color oro inv, dorado
the sign was written in gold lettersel cartel estaba escrito con letras doradas
she decided to paint it golddecidió pintarlo color oro or dorado
a green and gold flaguna bandera verde y oro
C. CPD gold bar Nbarra f de oro
gold braid Ngalón m de oro
gold card Ntarjeta f oro
the Gold Coast N (Hist) → la Costa de Oro
gold digger N (lit) → buscador(a) m/f de oro (fig) → cazafortunas mf inv
gold disc N (Mus) → disco m de oro
gold dust Noro m en polvo
biros are like gold dust in this office (Brit) (fig) → en esta oficina no encuentras un bolígrafo ni por casualidad
gold fever Nfiebre f del oro
gold filling Nempaste m de oro
gold foil Npapel m de oro
gold leaf Noro m en hojas, pan m de oro
gold market Nmercado m del oro
gold medal N (Sport) → medalla f de oro
gold medallist Nmedallero/a m/f de oro
gold mine N (lit, fig) → mina f de oro
gold miner Nminero m de oro
gold mining Nminería f de oro
gold plate N (= tableware) → vajilla f de oro; (= covering) → baño m de oro
it isn't solid gold just gold plateno es oro puro sino un baño de oro
doors covered with gold platepuertas revestidas de un baño de oro
gold reserves Nreservas fpl de oro
gold rush Nfiebre f del oro
gold standard Npatrón m oro
to come off or leave the gold standardabandonar el patrón de oro

gold

[ˈgəʊld]
n
(= metal) → or m
They found some gold → Ils ont trouvé de l'or.
to be as good as gold [child] → être sage comme une image
to have a heart of gold → avoir un cœur d'or
(= colour) → or m
(= medal) → médaille f d'or
adj
[jewellery] → en or
a gold necklace → un collier en or
(= gold-coloured) → or invgold card nGold Card fgold disc ndisque m d'orgold dust n
to be like gold dust → être une denrée rare

gold

n
(= metal, currency, objects)Gold nt ? also glitter VI, heart b, weight N a
(Sport inf: = gold medal) → Goldmedaille f; four swimming goldsvier Goldmedaillen im Schwimmen; she won (the) gold at 100 and 200 metressie gewann die Goldmedaille im 100- und 200-Meter-Lauf
(= colour)Gold nt
adj
(= made of gold) bracelet, chain, ring, earring etcgolden; gold jewellery (Brit) or jewelry (US) → Goldschmuck m; gold coinGoldmünze f; gold bullion or barsGoldbarren pl; gold toothGoldzahn m
(= gold-coloured) fabric, paint, frame, lettering etcgolden; gold braidGoldtressen pl; a green-and-gold flageine grün-goldene Fahne

gold

:
goldbrick (US)
n
(inf: = gilded metal bar) → falscher Goldbarren; (= worthless object)schöner Schund; to sell somebody a goldjdm etwas andrehen (inf)
(sl: = shirker) → Drückeberger m (inf)
vi (sl)sich drücken (inf)
goldbricker
n (US sl) = goldbrick N b
Gold Card®
nGoldkarte f
Gold Coast
nGoldküste f
gold-coloured, (US) gold-colored
adjgoldfarben
goldcrest
nGoldhähnchen nt
gold-digger
nGoldgräber(in) m(f); she’s really just a gold (inf)sie ist eigentlich nur aufs Geld aus (inf)
gold disc
gold dust
nGoldstaub m; to be (like) gold (fig)sehr schwer zu finden sein, (selten wie) ein weißer Rabe sein

gold

:
gold fever
nGoldfieber nt
gold field
nGoldfeld nt
goldfinch
n (European) → Stieglitz m, → Distelfink m; (US) → Amerikanischer Fink
goldfish
nGoldfisch m
goldfish bowl
nGoldfischglas nt; it’s like living in a goldda ist man wie auf dem Präsentierteller
gold foil
nGoldfolie f
gold leaf
nBlattgold nt
gold medal
nGoldmedaille f
gold medallist, (US) gold medalist
n (Sport) → Goldmedaillengewinner(in) m(f)
gold mine
nGoldbergwerk nt, → Goldgrube f (also fig)
gold plate
n (= plating)Goldüberzug m; (= plated articles)vergoldetes Gerät; (= gold articles)goldenes Gerät
gold-plate
vtvergolden
gold record
gold reserves
plGoldreserven pl
gold rush
nGoldrausch m
goldsmith
nGoldschmied(in) m(f)
gold standard
nGoldstandard m

gold

[gəʊld]
1. noro
it's made of gold → è d'oro
rolled gold → oro laminato
2. adj (bracelet, tooth, mine) → d'oro; (reserves) → aureo/a
gold braid → gallone m d'oro

gold

(gould) noun
1. an element, a precious yellow metal used for making jewellery etc. This watch is made of gold; (also adjective) a gold watch.
2. coins, jewellery etc made of gold.
3. the colour of the metal. the shades of brown and gold of autumn leaves; (also adjective) a gold carpet.
ˈgolden adjective
1. of gold or the colour of gold. golden hair.
2. (of a wedding anniversary, jubilee etc) fiftieth. They will celebrate their golden wedding (anniversary) next month.
ˈgoldfishplural ˈgoldfish noun
a small golden-yellow fish often kept as a pet. The child kept a goldfish in a bowl.
ˌgold-ˈleaf noun
gold beaten into a very thin sheet. a brooch covered with gold-leaf.
gold medal
in competitions, the medal awarded as first prize.
ˈgold-mine noun
1. a place where gold is mined.
2. a source of wealth or profit. That clothes shop is an absolute gold-mine.
ˈgold-rush noun
a rush of people to a part of a country where gold has been discovered.
ˈgoldsmith noun
a person who makes jewellery, ornaments etc of gold.
as good as gold
very well-behaved.
golden opportunity
a very good opportunity.

gold

ذَهَب zlato guld Gold χρυσός oro kulta or zlato oro goud gull złoto ouro золото guld ทอง altın vàng

gold

n. oro.

gold

n oro
References in classic literature ?
The edges of his teeth that were tipped with gold glistened in the light.
To save you the trouble of wading through a lot of scientific detail, which I know you don't care about, I'll tell you that the story is about a queer idol of solid gold, weighing many pounds, and, in consequence, of great value.
Some of the cottonwoods had already turned, and the yellow leaves and shining white bark made them look like the gold and silver trees in fairy tales.
Never were hands more exquisite than hers, and it was a joy to look at them when she threaded her needle or adjusted her gold thimble to her taper middle finger as she sewed away on the little night-drawers or fashioned a bodice or a bib.
Anxious to know the worst, and willing, in such an emergency, to try the potency of gold he overcame his reluctance to speak to Magua.
When he halted before the binnacle, with his glance fastened on the pointed needle in the compass, that glance shot like a javelin with the pointed intensity of his purpose; and when resuming his walk he again paused before the mainmast, then, as the same riveted glance fastened upon the riveted gold coin there, he still wore the same aspect of nailed firmness, only dashed with a certain wild longing, if not hopefulness.
In his truthful simple soul, not even the growing greed and worship of gold could beget any vice directly injurious to others.
His little dinners, in the settling of which Lord Henry always assisted him, were noted as much for the careful selection and placing of those invited, as for the exquisite taste shown in the decoration of the table, with its subtle symphonic arrangements of exotic flowers, and embroidered cloths, and antique plate of gold and silver.
In spite of my riches I shall not, however, give up trade till I have amassed a capital of a hundred thousand drachmas, when, having become a man of much consideration, I shall request the hand of the grand-vizir's daughter, taking care to inform the worthy father that I have heard favourable reports of her beauty and wit, and that I will pay down on our wedding day 3 thousand gold pieces.
The Herd-boy did as he was told, and before he could have believed it possible he found himself in a big hall, where even the walls were made of pure gold.
I' faith, I can smell better fare than that, brother, and must e'en force my company upon you, though I shall recompense it for gold in the name of the church.
Like him he was a wild projector, seeking to heap up gold by the bushel and the cartload, instead of scraping it together, coin by coin.