\stˈɜːlɪŋ], \stˈɜːlɪŋ], \s_t_ˈɜː_l_ɪ_ŋ]\
Definitions of STERLING
- 2006 - WordNet 3.0
- 2011 - English Dictionary Database
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By Princeton University
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
Same as Starling, 3.
Any English coin of standard value; coined money.
A certain standard of quality or value for money.
Belonging to, or relating to, the standard British money of account, or the British coinage; as, a pound sterling; a shilling sterling; a penny sterling; -- now chiefly applied to the lawful money of England; but sterling cost, sterling value, are used.
Genuine; pure; of excellent quality; conforming to the highest standard; of full value; as, a work of sterling merit; a man of sterling good sense.
By Oddity Software
Pertaining to British money of standard value; as, pounds sterling; having full value; genuine; as, sterling silver; of high merit; as, a man of sterling character.
The standard of purity of British money.
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
An epithet by which English money of account is distinguished, signifying that it is of the fixed or standard national value; as, a pound sterling, a shilling sterling, a penny sterling: according to a fixed standard; having a fixed and permanent value; "If my word be sterling yet in England."-Shak.: genuine; pure; of excellent quality; as, a work of sterling merit, a man of sterling wit or sense; "Do these foreign contemporaries of ours still exhibit, in their characters as men, something of that sterling nobleness, that union of majesty with meekness, which we must ever venerate in those our spiritual fathers ?"-Carlyle.
An old name in England for a penny: English money. "And Roman wealth in English sterling view."-Arbuthnot: standard; rate.
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
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