Gold meaning

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Gold is defined as a soft, yellow precious metal, or the color that is a mix of yellow and olive brown.

An example of gold is the substance from which some jewelry is made.

An example of gold is the color of wheat.

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The definition of gold is having an olive brown-yellow color.

An example of something gold is the color of the metal in an engagement ring.

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A light olive-brown to dark yellow, or a moderate, strong to vivid yellow.
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Something regarded as having great value or goodness.

A heart of gold.

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Having the color of gold.
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Money; riches.
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A trademark for a certification indicating that a recording, such as an album of music, has sold 500,000 copies.
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A heavy, yellow, inert, metallic chemical element that is highly ductile and malleable: it is a precious metal and is used in the manufacture of coins, jewelry, alloys, etc.: symbol, Au; at. no. 79
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Something regarded as having the value, brilliance, etc. of gold.

A voice of pure gold.

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The bright yellow color of gold.
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Of, made of, like, or plated with gold.
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Having the color of gold.
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Secured by or redeemable in gold; based on gold.
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Designating a record, tape, disc, etc. which has registered sales of a specified number, as 500,000, or a specified value, as $1,000,000: gold reflects a lesser number or value than platinum.
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A soft, shiny, yellow element that is the most malleable of all the metals. It occurs in veins and in alluvial deposits. Because it is very durable, resistant to corrosion, and a good conductor of heat and electricity, gold is used as a plated coating on electrical and mechanical components. It is also an international monetary standard and is used in jewelry and for decoration. Atomic number 79; atomic weight 196.967; melting point 1,063.0°C; boiling point 2,966.0°C; specific gravity 19.32; valence 1, 3.
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A precious metal that has functioned as a currency or served as a long- standing investment since the early days of civilization. Gold is a safe haven investment, which means that investors will put their money in gold during times of extreme uncertainty such as war, terrorist attacks, or financial uncertainty such as a sell-off in the stock market, or during times of high inflation. Investors can invest in gold by purchasing gold bullion, which is a precious metal that is in a tradable form, typically a bar or wafer. Gold coins also are minted by governments or by a private company as an investment piece. Popular gold coins issued by governments include the American Eagle, the Canadian Maple Leaf, the South African Krugerrand, the Isle of Man Gold Cat, the Australian Kangaroo, and the China Mint Panda Bear. Gold future and options also provide a way to invest in gold. They trade on Comex, a division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. They trade in a unit that is based on 100 troy ounces. Price quotations are in dollars, such as $360.70. Trade occurs from 8:20 a.m. ET until 1:30 p.m. ET. Trade after hours occurs on NYMEX’s Internet-based electronic trading platform, ACCESS. Gold futures and options also are traded on other exchanges throughout the world.
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(uncountable) A heavy yellow elemental metal of great value, with atomic number 79 and symbol Au.
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(countable) A coin made of this material, or supposedly so.
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(countable) A bright yellow colour, resembling the metal gold.

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(countable) The bullseye of an archery target.
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(countable) A gold medal.

France has won three golds and five silvers.

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(figuratively) Anything or anyone considered to be very valuable.
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Made of gold.
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Having the colour of gold.
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(of commercial services) Premium, superior.
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To pyrolyze or burn food until the color begins to change to a light brown, but not as dark as browning.
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(programming, of software) In a finished state, ready for manufacturing.
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Of or referring to a gold version of something.
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A medal made of gold awarded to one placing first in a competition, as in the Olympics.

Won 9 golds in 13 events.

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Origin of gold

  • Middle English from Old English ghel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English gold, from Old English gold (“gold”), from Proto-Germanic *gulþą (“gold”) (Compare Dutch goud, German Gold, Swedish guld), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰl̥tóm (“gold”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰel- (“yellow; gleam; to shine”). compare Latvian zelts, Russian золото (zóloto), Persian زرد (zard, “yellow, golden”), Sanskrit हिरण्य (hiraṇya). More at yellow.

    From Wiktionary

  • From gold master, a copy of the code certified as being ready for release.

    From Wiktionary