Gold - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡoʊld|  American pronunciation of the word gold
Brit.  |ɡəʊld|  British pronunciation of the word gold

noun

- coins made of gold
- a deep yellow color(syn: amber)
- 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 (syn: au)
- great wealth
- something likened to the metal in brightness or preciousness or superiority etc.

adjective

- made from or covered with gold(syn: gilded, golden)
- having the deep slightly brownish color of gold(syn: aureate, gilded, gilt, golden)

Examples

diamonds in a setting of 24-karat gold

What is the price of gold?

He made a gold.

So Australia gets the gold and Britain the silver.

She came to the party dripping with gold (=wearing a lot of gold).

The room was decorated in golds and blues.

Gold looks good on people with dark hair.

That car cost me a damn fortune, it could've been made of gold! разг.

He's got a real head of gold.

he admired the gold of her hair

Whilst that for which all virtue now is sold, and almost every vice--almighty gold

the child was as good as gold

she has a heart of gold

the gold dome of the Capitol

This is silver and that is gold.

Word forms

noun
singular: gold
plural: golds
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