gold

gold
I UK [ɡəʊld] / US [ɡoʊld] noun
Word forms "gold":
singular gold plural golds
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1) [uncountable] a valuable yellow metal used for making jewellery

The picture frames were made of solid gold.

22 carat gold

a) [uncountable] things such as jewellery and coins that are made of gold

Over £80,000 worth of gold was stolen from the safe.

b) [countable/uncountable] a medal made of gold that is given to the winner of a race

So Australia gets the gold and Britain the silver.

We always thought Sally was going to win gold.

c) [uncountable] used for saying that someone or something is very good or valuable

That girl is pure gold.

2) [countable/uncountable] the colour of gold

The boat was painted in black and gold.

the reds and golds of the autumn foliage

a pot/crock of gold — a large amount of money that will make someone rich for ever

Anyone coming here in search of a pot of gold is going to be disappointed.


II UK [ɡəʊld] / US [ɡoʊld] adjective *
1) something that is gold is the colour of gold

The sky was gold and blue in the east.

blue fabric decorated with gold stars

2) made of gold

gold jewellery/coins

a gold ring/chain/watch


English dictionary. 2014.

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