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Definitions of gold

  1. 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. having the deep slightly brownish color of gold; " long aureate ( or golden) hair"; " a gold carpet"
  3. made from or covered with gold; " gold coins"; " the gold dome of the Capitol"; " the golden calf"; " gilded icons"
  4. great wealth; " Whilst that for which all virtue now is sold, and almost every vice-- almighty gold"-- Ben Jonson
  5. coins made of gold
  6. 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"
  7. A metallic element, constituting the most precious metal used as a common commercial medium of exchange. It has a characteristic yellow color, is one of the heaviest substances known ( specific gravity 19. 32), is soft, and very malleable and ductile. It is quite unalterable by heat, moisture, and most corrosive agents, and therefore well suited for its use in coin and jewelry. Symbol Au ( Aurum). Atomic weight 196. 7.
  8. Money; riches; wealth.
  9. A yellow color, like that of the metal; as, a flower tipped with gold.
  10. Figuratively, something precious or pure; as, hearts of gold.
  11. Made of gold; consisting of gold.
  12. A precious metallic element of a bright yellow color when pure, very heavy, soft, malleable, and ductile, used for coinage and jewelry; money; wealth; precious or pure quality.
  13. One of the precious metals much used for coin: money, riches: yellow, gold color.
  14. A yellow, precious metal; money.
  15. A precious metal of a yellow color, very heavy, ductile, and malleable; money made of this metal; hence, wealth.
  16. A precious metal of a yellow colour, the most valuable, ductile, malleable, and heaviest, except platina, of all the metals; money; riches; wealth; something genuine and of value; a bright yellow colour.
  17. One of the precious metals, of a bright yellow colour; money; riches; wealth.

Usage examples for gold

  1. But the gold, sir? – Haste and Waste by Oliver Optic
  2. Krantz, as they became more familiar, informed him that they had each a few pieces of gold, and wished to be allowed a room where they could keep their table. – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat
  3. Valley of Gold, The. – The Whelps of the Wolf by George Marsh
  4. Take, also, these pieces which you have given me, for I cannot accept gold that is not honestly come by. – American Fairy Tales by L. Frank Baum
  5. But of what use is gold? – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  6. She's a gold mine." – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  7. The gold is in the heart of her people. – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  8. There's plenty of gold, of course- but trees can be much more important! – Trees Are Where You Find Them by Arthur Dekker Savage
  9. After he was gone, she entered an elegant room, on the door of which was written, in letters of gold, " Beauty's room." – Beauty and the Beast by Unknown
  10. Where should he have this gold? – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  11. This war is a perfect gold mine. – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  12. Now it happened that the king loved gold above all things. – The Beacon Second Reader by James H. Fassett
  13. What would he like first- a gold- mine? – The Rajah of Dah by George Manville Fenn
  14. Here's the gold, same's I promised. – The Shagganappi by E. Pauline Johnson
  15. Have you found a gold- mine? – Lahoma by John Breckinridge Ellis
  16. A. Yes, he said something about Gold Hill. – Reno A Book of Short Stories and Information by Lilyan Stratton
  17. You go, like the rest, for gold? – The Magnetic North by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  18. And the gold is now of no use to anybody. – The Second Deluge by Garrett P. Serviss
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