gold

I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German gold gold, Old English geolu yellow — more at yellow Date: before 12th century 1. a yellow malleable ductile metallic element that occurs chiefly free or in a few minerals and is used especially in coins, jewelry, and dentures — see element table 2. a. (1) gold coins (2) a gold piece b. money c. gold standard 1 3. a variable color averaging deep yellow 4. something resembling gold; especially something valued as the finest of its kind <
a heart of gold
>
5. a medal awarded as the first prize in a competition ; a gold medal II. adjective Date: 1969 qualifying for a gold record <
five…recordings are certified gold — Henry Edwards
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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