gold - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
noun 

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/ɡəʊld/
singulargold
pluralgolds
  1. 1
    [uncountable] chemistry a chemical element that is a valuable yellow metal. Its symbol is Au and it is used to guarantee the value of currencies and for making jewellery.

    The picture frames were made of solid gold.

    22 carat gold

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    1. a.
      [uncountable] things such as jewellery and coins that are made of gold

      Over £80,000 worth of gold was stolen from the safe.

    2. b.
      [countable/uncountable] a medal made of gold that is given to the winner of a race

      So Australia gets the gold and Britain the silver.

      We always thought Sally was going to win gold.

    3. c.
      [uncountable] used for saying that someone or something is very good or valuable

      That girl is pure gold.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] the colour of gold

    The boat was painted in black and gold.

    the reds and golds of the autumn foliage

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