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gold British & World English

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

gold English Thesaurus

Holland won the gold

Au in gold British & World English

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

go gold British & World English

(Of a recording) achieve sales meriting a gold disc

gold card British & World English

A charge card or credit card issued to people with a high credit rating and giving benefits not available with the standard card

gold disc British & World English

A framed golden disc awarded to a recording artist or group for sales of a recording exceeding a specified high figure

gold dust British & World English

Fine particles of gold

gold leaf British & World English

Gold that has been beaten into a very thin sheet, used in gilding

gold mine British & World English

A place where gold is mined

gold rush British & World English

A rapid movement of people to a newly discovered goldfield. The first major gold rush, to California in 1848, was followed by others in the US, Australia (1851-3), South Africa (1884), and Canada (Klondike, 1897-8)

gold star British & World English

A gold-coloured representation of a star, awarded as a mark of excellence or in recognition of a notable achievement

old gold British & World English

A dull brownish-gold colour

red gold British & World English

An alloy of gold and copper

filled gold British & World English

A relatively inexpensive metal with a layer of gold applied over it

fool's gold British & World English

A brassy yellow mineral that can be mistaken for gold, especially pyrites

gold-beater British & World English

A person who beats gold out into gold leaf

gold beetle British & World English

A leaf beetle with metallic gold coloration

gold brick British & World English

A thing that looks valuable, but is in fact worthless

Gold Coast British & World English

former name (until 1957) for Ghana.

gold-digger British & World English

A woman who forms relationships with men purely to obtain money or gifts from them

gold-filled British & World English

(Especially of jewelry) consisting of a base metal covered in a thin layer of gold

gold medal British & World English

A medal made of or coloured gold, customarily awarded for first place in a race or competition

gold plate British & World English

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

gold-plated British & World English

Covered with a thin layer of gold

gold record British & World English

North American term for gold disc.

Gold Stick British & World English

(In the UK) a ceremonial officer in the Sovereign’s household, entitled to carry a gilt rod on state occasions

gold thread British & World English

A plant of the buttercup family, which yields a yellow dye and is used in herbal medicine as a treatment for mouth ulcers. It grows in North America and NE Asia

mosaic gold British & World English

An imitation gold pigment consisting of tin disulphide

rolled gold British & World English

Gold in the form of a thin coating applied to a baser metal by rolling

strike gold British & World English

Discover gold during the course of drilling or mining

white gold British & World English

A silver-coloured alloy of gold with nickel, platinum, or another metal

gold farming British & World English

(In the context of online gaming) the practice of playing a game intensively so as to amass stocks of the game’s virtual currency or other valuable items used in the game, which can then be sold to other players for real money

gold reserve British & World English

A quantity of gold held by a central bank to support the issue of currency

gold standard British & World English

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

pot of gold British & World English

A large but distant or imaginary reward

good as gold British & World English

(Of a child) extremely well behaved

basket-of-gold British & World English

A cultivated evergreen alyssum, with gray-green leaves and numerous small yellow flowers

cloth of gold British & World English

Fabric made of silk or wool interwoven with gold threads

gold-beater's skin British & World English

A membrane used to separate leaves of gold during beating

gold of pleasure British & World English

A yellow-flowered Mediterranean plant of the cabbage family, which yields fibre, oilseed, and seed for cage birds

Field of the Cloth of Gold British & World English

The scene of a meeting between Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France near Calais in 1520, for which both monarchs erected elaborate temporary palaces, including a sumptuous display of golden cloth. Little of importance was achieved, although the meeting symbolized Henry’s determination to play a full part in European dynastic politics

all that glitters is not gold British & World English

The attractive external appearance of something is not a reliable indication of its true nature

be worth one's weight in gold British & World English

Be extremely useful or helpful

the streets are paved with gold British & World English

Used to suggest that it is easy to become rich and successful in a particular place

goldbug British & World English

An advocate of a single gold standard for currency

pot of gold in gold British & World English

A large but distant or imaginary reward

good as gold in good British & World English

(Of a child) extremely well behaved


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