goldsmith


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gold·smith

 (gōld′smĭth′)
n.
1. An artisan who fashions objects of gold.
2. A trader or dealer in gold articles.

goldsmith

(ˈɡəʊldˌsmɪθ)
n
1. (Commerce)
a. a dealer in articles made of gold
b. an artisan who makes such articles
2. (Historical Terms) (formerly) a dealer or manufacturer of gold articles who also engaged in banking or other financial business
3. (Jewellery) (in Malaysia) a Chinese jeweller

Goldsmith

(ˈɡəʊldˌsmɪθ)
n
(Biography) Oliver. ?1730–74, Irish poet, dramatist, and novelist. His works include the novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), the poem The Deserted Village (1770), and the comedy She Stoops to Conquer (1773)

gold•smith

(ˈgoʊldˌsmɪθ)

n.
a person who makes or sells articles of gold.
[before 1000]

Gold•smith

(ˈgoʊldˌsmɪθ)

n.
Oliver, 1730?–74, Irish writer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goldsmith - an artisan who makes jewelry and other objects out of goldgoldsmith - an artisan who makes jewelry and other objects out of gold
jeweler, jeweller, jewelry maker - someone who makes jewelry
2.goldsmith - Irish writer of novels and poetry and plays and essays (1728-1774)Goldsmith - Irish writer of novels and poetry and plays and essays (1728-1774)
Translations
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zlatník
guldsmed
GoldschmidtGoldschmied
aranymûves
gullsmiîur
zlatník
zlatar

goldsmith

[ˈgəʊldsmɪθ] Norfebre mf
goldsmith's (shop)taller m de orfebrería

goldsmith

[ˈgəʊldsmɪθ] norfèvre mgold standard n (= benchmark) → référence f absolue

goldsmith

[ˈgəʊldˌsmɪθ] n (dealer) → orefice m; (artisan) → orafo

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.
References in classic literature ?
Goldsmith tells us, that when lovely woman stoops to folly, she has nothing to do but to die; and when she stoops to be disagreeable, it is equally to be recommended as a clearer of illfame.
Pip, dear old chap, life is made of ever so many partings welded together, as I may say, and one man's a blacksmith, and one's a whitesmith, and one's a goldsmith, and one's a coppersmith.
The queen became exceedingly red, and replied that having in the evening broken one of those studs, she had sent it to her goldsmith to be repaired.
Some one else will run and fetch Laerceus the goldsmith to gild the horns of the heifer.
The marquise remained silent for a few moments, and then said calmly, "Let my goldsmith be sent for.
Now while the tinsmiths had been at work mending the Woodman himself, another of the Winkies, who was a goldsmith, had made an axe-handle of solid gold and fitted it to the Woodman's axe, instead of the old broken handle.
The bird flew away and alighted on the house of a goldsmith and began to sing:
In the sharply foreshortened perspective of the past I seem to have read them all at once, but I am aware of an order of time in the pleasure they gave me, and I know that Goldsmith came first.
expounders were Buffon and Oliver Goldsmith, from both of whom we
In Touraine I got nothing save a broken pate, but at Vierzon I had a great good fortune, for I had a golden pyx from the minster, for which I afterwards got nine Genoan janes from the goldsmith in the Rue Mont Olive.
He was born in 1591 and was the son of an old, well-to-do family, his father being a London goldsmith.
I had saved above #100 more, but I met with a disaster with that, which was this--that a goldsmith in whose hands I had trusted it, broke, so I lost #70 of my money, the man's composition not making above #30 out of his #100.