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Meaning of "gold" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GOLD

Old English gold; related to Old Norse gull, Gothic gulth, Old High German gold.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GOLD

gold  [ɡəʊld] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GOLD

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gold is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GOLD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

gold

Gold

Gold is a chemical element with the symbol Au and atomic number 79. It is a dense, soft, malleable and ductile metal with a bright yellow color and luster, the properties of which remain without tarnishing when exposed to air or water. Chemically, gold is a transition metal and a group 11 element. It is one of the least reactive chemical elements, and is solid under standard conditions. The metal therefore occurs often in free elemental form, as nuggets or grains, in rocks, in veins and in alluvial deposits. Less commonly, it occurs in minerals as gold compounds, such as with tellurium as calaverite, sylvanite, or krennerite. As the metallic native element mineral, gold structurally belongs to the isometric copper group. It also forms a solid solution series with the native element silver to which it is often naturally alloyed. Other common natural gold alloys are with copper and palladium. Gold resists attacks by individual acids, but it can be dissolved by aqua regia, so named because it dissolves gold. Gold also dissolves in alkaline solutions of cyanide, which have been used in mining.

Definition of gold in the English dictionary

The first definition of gold in the dictionary is a dense inert bright yellow element that is the most malleable and ductile metal, occurring in rocks and alluvial deposits: used as a monetary standard and in jewellery, dentistry, and plating. The radioisotope gold-198, with a half-life of 2.69 days, is used in radiotherapy. Symbol: Au; atomic no: 79; atomic wt: 196.96654; valency: 1 or 3; relative density: 19.3; melting pt: 1064.43°C; boiling pt: 2857°C related adjectives aurous auric. Other definition of gold is a coin or coins made of this metal. Gold is also money; wealth.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GOLD


behold
bɪˈhəʊld
bold
bəʊld
cold
kəʊld
controlled
kənˈtrəʊld
fold
fəʊld
freehold
ˈfriːˌhəʊld
hold
həʊld
household
ˈhaʊsˌhəʊld
manifold
ˈmænɪˌfəʊld
mold
məʊld
mould
məʊld
old
əʊld
rolled
rəʊld
six-year-old
ˈsɪksˌjɪəˌəʊld
sold
səʊld
solde
səʊld
threshold
ˈθrɛʃəʊld
told
təʊld
unfold
ʌnˈfəʊld
untold
ʌnˈtəʊld

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GOLD

gold basis
gold beetle
gold braid
gold brick
gold card
gold certificate
Gold Coast
gold disc
gold dust
gold export point
gold farming
gold fever
gold filling
gold foil
gold import point
gold lace
gold leaf
gold medal
gold medallist

WORDS THAT END LIKE GOLD

age-old
Arnold
as good as gold
blindfold
cloth of gold
cuckold
Harold
ice-cold
in the cold
leasehold
marigold
on hold
scaffold
sevenfold
stronghold
twofold
unsold
white gold
withhold
wold

Synonyms and antonyms of gold in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «gold» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GOLD

Find out the translation of gold to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of gold from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gold» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

oro
570 millions of speakers

English

gold
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सोना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ذَهَب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

золото
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ouro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্বর্ণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

or
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Emas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gold
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Emas
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vàng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தங்கம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सोने
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

altın
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

oro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

złoto
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

золото
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

aur
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χρυσός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

goud
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

guld
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gull
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gold

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GOLD»

The term «gold» is very widely used and occupies the 1.124 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GOLD» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «gold» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «gold» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gold

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10 QUOTES WITH «GOLD»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word gold.
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Saint Ambrose
The best way to use the gold of the Redeemer is for the redemption of those in peril.
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Louis Bacon
The ability to manage large assets well - it's like being Michael Jordan or winning the gold in the Olympics; it's what you aspire to.
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P. T. Barnum
There is no such thing in the world as luck. There never was a man who could go out in the morning and find a purse full of gold in the street to-day, and another to-morrow, and so on, day after day: He may do so once in his life; but so far as mere luck is concerned, he is as liable to lose it as to find it.
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Victoria Beckham
I like a man who can be a real friend, has a good sense of humor, a good pair of shoes and a healthy gold card.
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Ludwig van Beethoven
Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold.
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Jeff Bezos
Because, you know, resilience - if you think of it in terms of the gold Rush, then you'd be pretty depressed right now because the last nugget of gold would be gone. But the good thing is, with innovation, there isn't a last nugget. Every new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities.
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Bonnie Blair
I wasn't really expecting me to win the gold in this race. To get another medal for myself and for the U.S. was a pretty good thing to happen, I'd say.
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Howard Blum
Gold has an almost atavistic lure. People feel it has a panacea effect.
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Gwendolyn Brooks
Exhaust the little moment. Soon it dies. And be it gash or gold it will not come Again in this identical guise.
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Will Carleton
But I have learned a thing or two; I know as sure as fate, when we lock up our lives for wealth, the gold key comes too late.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GOLD»

Discover the use of gold in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gold and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Compendium of Chemical Terminology: Iupac Recommendations
To understand chemistry, students must have a firm grasp of the principles of its nomenclature. Without this they are lost. Principles of Chemical"
Alan D. MacNaught, Andrew R. Wilkinson, 1997
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Gold: A Novel
Now at thirty-two, the women are facing their last and biggest race: the 2012 Olympics. Each wants desperately to win gold, and each has more than a medal to lose.
Chris Cleave, 2012
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Rain of Gold
In Rain of Gold, Victor Villasenor weaves the parallel stories of two families and two countries…bringing us the timeless romance between the volatile bootlegger who would become his father and the beautiful Lupe, his mother–men and ...
‎1992
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Gold
Explains the characteristics of gold, where it is found, how it is used by humans, and its relationship to other elements found in the periodic table.
Brian Belval, 2007
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Jeffrey Gitomer's Little Gold Book of Yes! Attitude: How to ...
Offers a step-by-step, fully integrated game plan for understanding and mastering one's attitude, revealing ways to maintain one's intensity, drive, and commitment.
Jeffrey H. Gitomer, 2007
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Thousand Pieces of Gold
A reissue of the classic biographical novel that has sold more than 200,000 copies Lalu Nathoy’s father calls his thirteen-year-old daughter his treasure, his “thousand pieces of gold,” yet when famine strikes northern China in 1871, ...
Ruthanne Lum McCunn, 1981
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Phil Gordon's Little Gold Book: Advanced Lessons for ...
The players are aggressive, the games are volatile, the decisions are tough, and the pressure is relentless. This is Poker 2.0. In his Little Gold Book, Phil Gordon reexamines the game from the ground up.
Phil Gordon, 2011
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Gold
Explores the history of the precious metal gold and explains its chemistry, how it reacts, its uses, and its importance in our lives.
Sarah Angliss, 2000
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Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental ...
For the responsible business leader, this volume provides plenty of (organic) food for thought.
Daniel Esty, Andrew Winston, 2009
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Fool's Gold: How the Bold Dream of a Small Tribe at J.P. ...
From award-winning Financial Times journalist Gillian Tett, who enraged Wall Street leaders with her newsbreaking warnings of a crisis more than a year ahead of the curve, Fool's Gold tells the astonishing unknown story at the heart of the ...
Gillian Tett, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GOLD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gold is used in the context of the following news items.
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Gold Dips As Greece Reaches Deal With Creditors
LONDON--Gold prices fell on the London spot market Monday, as Greece reached a deal with its creditors after talks through the night. «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
2
Indians baulk at new gold rules
Mumbai - India is meeting stiff resistance in its drive to make the buying of gold jewellery more transparent and to channel demand into paper ... «Independent Online, Jul 15»
3
Canada claims double gold, silver in Pan Am mountain biking
ORO-MEDONTE, ON—The Canada's top cross-country mountain bikers brought home two gold medals and a silver at the Pan Am Games on ... «Toronto Star, Jul 15»
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2000 mysterious Bronze Age gold spirals are unearthed in Demark
They surmise that the fine gold spirals, dating to the Bronze Age between 900 and 700BC, may have been part of a priest king's costume. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
5
Gold slides as Greece reaches bailout deal
Gold prices fell on the London spot market Monday, as Greece ... said, as gold failed to attract much haven buying during the debt crisis. «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
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Team USA playing for Gold Medal vs. Germany
With the win, the USA (7-0), made up mainly of University of Kansas student-athletes and staff, will play Germany (6-0) for the gold medal on ... «KWCH, Jul 15»
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Gold Cup: With quarterfinal berth already clinched, USMNT not …
And as the two sides prepare for Monday's Group A finale in Gold Cup play (9:30 pm ET; FoxSports 1 | UniMas | UDN | Sportsnet World ... «MLSsoccer.com, Jul 15»
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Brokers seek gold with Newcrest's Evolution stake
Evolution picked up La Mancha's Western Australian assets in a $410 merger in April, before winning Barrick Gold's auction of its Cowal mine ... «The Australian Financial Review, Jul 15»
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Daly Cherry-Evans booed as Manly Sea Eagles thump Gold Coast …
Gold Coast fans have unleashed their ire in Daly Cherry-Evans' direction, but the Manly half-back had the last laugh as his side ran out 38-6 ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
10
Multi Commodity Exchange's announces futures contract 'Gold Global'
Gold Global is an international price based contract, exclusive of import premium, customs duty, sales tax/VAT, and domestic market premium ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Gold [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/gold>. Jul 2020 ».
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