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Definitions of gold

  1.   great wealth; " Whilst that for which all virtue now is sold, and almost every vice-- almighty gold"-- Ben Jonson
  2.   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.
  3.   Made or consisting of gold.
  4.   Figuratively, something precious or pure; as, hearts of gold.
  5.   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.
  6.   coins made of gold
  7.   made from or covered with gold; " gold coins"; " the gold dome of the Capitol"; " the golden calf"; " gilded icons"
  8.   a deep yellow color; " an amber light illuminated the room"; " he admired the gold of her hair"
  9.   One of the precious metals, of a bright yellow colour; money; riches; wealth.
  10.   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"
  11.   Made of gold; consisting of gold.
  12.   A yellow color, like that of the metal; as, a flower tipped with gold.
  13.   A yellow, precious metal; money.
  14.   Money; riches; wealth.
  15.   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.
  16.   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
  17.   A yellow metallic element with the atomic symbol Au, atomic number 79, and atomic weight 197. It is used in jewelry, goldplating of other metals, as currency, and in dental restoration. Many of its clinical applications are in the form of its salts.
  18.   having the deep slightly brownish color of gold; " long aureate ( or golden) hair"; " a gold carpet"
  19.   Alt. of Goolde
  20.   One of the precious metals much used for coin: money, riches: yellow, gold color.
  21.   A precious metal of a yellow color, very heavy, ductile, and malleable; money made of this metal; hence, wealth.
  22.   The metallic element, aurum.

Antonyms for gold

neutral, nonmetal, nonmetallic, achromatic.

Quotes of gold

  1. Olympic Gold changed me and my life dramatically. I became a celebrity overnight and people see me as a famous skater, not a real person. – Oksana Baiul
  2. My salvation was a free gift. I didn't have to work for it and it's better than any gold medal that I've ever won. – Betty Cuthbert
  3. Common experience is the gold reserve which confers an exchange value on the currency which words are; without this reserve of shared experiences, all our pronouncements are checks drawn on insufficient funds. – Rene Daumal
  4. A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old. It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children. But the affection and care for the old, the incurable, the helpless are the true gold mines of a culture. – Abraham Joshua Heschel
  5. The man who treasures his friends is usually solid gold himself. – Marjorie Holmes
  6. The only way I'm going to win a Gold Glove is with a can of spray paint. – Reggie Jackson
  7. As an actor, it's great to play a strong leader with a heart of gold – John C. McGinley
  8. When not only gold but all commodities are available for the redemption of the paper currency, its volume is limited only by the value of all the wealth of the country, and it can never become insecure up to this limit. – John Buchanan Robinson
  9. But even gold is not everything: and only a fanatic, and a rather foolish fanatic, would say that this style of fiction summed up and exhausted all the good that fiction could give and do. – George Saintsbury
  10. Go for the gold better one great column and some undistinguished ones than constant mediocrity. – Allan Sloan
  11. Labour was the first price, the original purchase- money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased. – Adam Smith
  12. You'll never find your gold on a sandy beach. – Jim Steinman
  13. Although men are accused of not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of. – Jonathan Swift
  14. Love is the only gold – Alfred Lord Tennyson
  15. I was all in gold sequins for Million Dollar Mermaid, 50 feet in the air. – Esther Williams

Usage examples for gold

  1. “ Here's the gold same's I promised. ” – The Shagganappi by E. Pauline Johnson
  2. 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
  3. You go, like the rest, for gold – The Magnetic North by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  4. Valley of Gold The. ” – The Whelps of the Wolf by George Marsh
  5. “ A. Yes, he said something about Gold Hill. ” – Reno A Book of Short Stories and Information by Lilyan Stratton
  6. “ " Your beautiful gold thimble? ” – Girls of the Forest by L. T. Meade
  7. “ There's plenty of gold of course- but trees can be much more important! ” – Trees Are Where You Find Them by Arthur Dekker Savage
  8. But the gold sir? ” – Haste and Waste by Oliver Optic
  9. And the gold is now of no use to anybody. ” – The Second Deluge by Garrett P. Serviss
  10. The gold is in the heart of her people. ” – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  11. This war is a perfect gold mine. ” – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  12. All of them had money- gold a- plenty. ” – My Home In The Field of Honor by Frances Wilson Huard
  13. What would he like first- a gold mine? ” – The Rajah of Dah by George Manville Fenn
  14. Where should he have this gold – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  15. Have you found a gold mine? ” – Lahoma by John Breckinridge Ellis
  16. She's a gold mine." ” – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  17. “ 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
  18. But of what use is gold – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  19. 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
  20. Now it happened that the king loved gold above all things. ” – The Beacon Second Reader by James H. Fassett

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