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  1. gold
    IPA[ɡōld]
  2. n. noun

    • 1. a yellow precious metal, the chemical element of atomic number 79, valued especially for use in jewelry and decoration, and to guarantee the value of currencies.

    • 2. an alloy of this:

      9-carat gold
    • 3. a deep lustrous yellow or yellow-brown color:

      her eyes were light green and flecked with gold
    • 4. coins or articles made of gold:

      her ankles and wrists were glinting with gold
    • 5. money in large sums; wealth:

      he proved to be a rabid seeker for gold and power
    • 6. something considered to be precious, beautiful, or of the most superior quality:

      they scout continents in search of the new green gold
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: gold, plural noun: golds

    • noun

      a yellow precious metal, the chemical element of atomic number 79, used in jewellery and decoration and to guarantee the value of currencies.

      an alloy of gold:

    • n. noun

      a thing that looks valuable but is in fact worthless.

      a con man.

    • v. verb

      invent excuses to avoid a task; shirk:

      swindle (someone).

    • n. noun

      a thin layer of gold, electroplated or otherwise applied as a coating to another metal.

      objects coated with gold.

    • v. verb

      cover (something) with a thin layer of gold.
    • adjective

      covered with a thin layer of gold:

      likely to prove profitable; secure:

    • adjective

      denoting a ranking of or award for excellence:

      denoting a relative of a person killed while serving in the armed forces during wartime:

    • n. noun

      the system by which the value of a currency was defined in terms of gold, for which the currency could be exchanged. The gold standard was generally abandoned in the Depression of the 1930s.

      the best, most reliable, or most prestigious thing of its type:

    • discover gold during the course of drilling or mining

      be very successful in an undertaking or enterprise

    • n. noun

      a place where gold is mined.

      a source of wealth, valuable information, or resources:

    • n. noun

      a person who dates others purely to extract money from them, in particular a woman who strives to marry a wealthy man.
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