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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
(Biography) Peter. born 1960, Australian rugby league player: played 18 matches for Australia (1982–88)

Sterling

(ˈstɜːlɪŋ)
n
(Biography) Peter. born 1960, Australian rugby league player: played 18 matches for Australia (1982–88)

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
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During our travels, the Indians entertained me well; and their affection for me was so great, that they utterly refused to leave me there with the others, although the Governor offered them one hundred pounds Sterling for me, on purpose to give me a parole to go home.
Nor was it out of keeping with the general coarseness and matter-of-fact character of the age, that the son should be willing to earn an honest penny, or, rather, a weighty amount of sterling pounds, from the purse of his father's deadly enemy.
With all these sterling attributes, thought Hester, the evil which she inherited from her mother must be great indeed, if a noble woman do not grow out of this elfish child.
Rags and scraps of the coarse clothing were parted with at the rate equal to about twenty dollars a yard; a piece of a lantern and one or two other trifles brought nearly their weight in gold; and an Englishman offered a pound sterling for a single breeches-button.
He was giving orders for a toothpick-case for himself, and till its size, shape, and ornaments were determined, all of which, after examining and debating for a quarter of an hour over every toothpick-case in the shop, were finally arranged by his own inventive fancy, he had no leisure to bestow any other attention on the two ladies, than what was comprised in three or four very broad stares; a kind of notice which served to imprint on Elinor the remembrance of a person and face, of strong, natural, sterling insignificance, though adorned in the first style of fashion.
Bygrave -- thousands of pounds sterling out of my pocket
I dozed off, myself, in considering the question whether I ought to restore a couple of pounds sterling to this creature before losing sight of him, and how it could best be done.
Besides a variety of powerful causes not existing here, and which favor in that country the pretensions of rank and wealth, no person is eligible as a representative of a county, unless he possess real estate of the clear value of six hundred pounds sterling per year; nor of a city or borough, unless he possess a like estate of half that annual value.
This was the home of Henry Jekyll's favourite; of a man who was heir to a quarter of a million sterling.
In these distant seas, coal is worth three or four pounds sterling a ton.
King George's head on these golden guineas is sterling yet, and will continue so, I warrant you, even should the rebels crown John Hancock their king.
Besides my plate and family pictures, household furniture of every kind, my own, my children's, and servants' apparel, they carried off about £900 sterling in money, and emptied the house of everything whatsoever, except a part of the kitchen furniture, not leaving a single book or paper in it, and have scattered or destroyed all the manuscripts and other papers I had been collecting for thirty years together, besides a great number of public papers in my custody.