precious metal

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precious metal

n.
Any of several metals, including gold and platinum, that have high economic value.

precious metal

n
any of the metals gold, silver, or platinum

pre′cious met′al


n.
a metal of the gold, silver, or platinum group.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.precious metal - any of the less common and valuable metals often used to make coins or jewelryprecious metal - any of the less common and valuable metals often used to make coins or jewelry
valuable - something of value; "all our valuables were stolen"
bullion - a mass of precious metal
gold - coins made of gold
silver - coins made of silver
Translations
مَعْدَن ثمين
drahý kov
ædelmetal
nemesfém
dÿrmætur
metal precioso
drahý kov
değerli maden

precious metal

nEdelmetall nt

precious

(ˈpreʃəs) adjective
of great value. precious jewels.
precious metal
a valuable metal such as gold, silver or platinum.
precious stone
a jewel; a gem. diamonds, emeralds and other precious stones.
precious few/little
very few/little. I've precious little money left.
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