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Noun: gold  gówld
  1. A deep yellow colour
    "he admired the gold of her hair";
    - amber
  2. Coins made of gold
  3. A soft yellow malleable ductile (trivalent and univalent) metallic element; occurs mainly as nuggets in rocks and alluvial deposits; does not react with most chemicals but is attacked by chlorine and aqua regia
    - Au, atomic number 79
  4. Great wealth
    "Whilst that for which all virtue now is sold, and almost every vice--almighty gold"
  5. Something likened to the metal in brightness, preciousness or superiority etc.
    "the child was as good as gold"; "she has a heart of gold"
Adjective: gold (golder,goldest)  gówld
  1. Made from or covered with gold
    "gold coins"; "the gold dome of the Capitol";
    - golden, gilded
  2. Having the deep slightly brownish colour of gold
    "long gold hair"; "a gold carpet";
    - aureate, gilded, gilt, golden

Derived forms: golds, goldest, golder

See also: chromatic, metal, metallic, metalline [archaic]

Type of: invaluableness, noble metal, precious metal, preciousness, pricelessness, riches, valuableness, wealth, yellow, yellowness

Part of: dental gold, gold foil, gold leaf, graphic tellurium, sylvanite

Encyclopedia: Gold, Joseph