Definition of Gold
1. Noun. Coins made of gold.
Made from or covered with gold. "Gilded icons" 3. Noun.
A deep yellow color. "He admired the gold of her hair" 4. Adjective.
Having the deep slightly brownish color of gold. "A gold carpet" 5. Noun.
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. 6. Noun.
Great wealth. "Whilst that for which all virtue now is sold, and almost every vice--almighty gold" 7. Noun.
Something likened to the metal in brightness or preciousness or superiority etc.. "She has a heart of gold"
Definition of Gold
1. n. An old English name of some yellow flower, -- the marigold (Calendula), according to Dr. Prior, but in Chaucer perhaps the turnsole.
2. n. A metallic element, constituting the most precious metal used as a common commercial medium of exchange. It has a characteristic yellow color, is one of the heaviest substances known (specific gravity 19.32), is soft, and very malleable and ductile. It is quite unalterable by heat, moisture, and most corrosive agents, and therefore well suited for its use in coin and jewelry. Symbol Au (Aurum). Atomic weight 196.7.
Definition of Gold
1. Noun. A heavy yellow elemental metal of great value, with atomic number 79 and symbol Au. ¹
2. Noun. A coin made of this material, or supposedly so. ¹
3. Noun. A bright yellow colour, resembling the metal gold. ¹
4. Noun. The bullseye of an archery target. ¹
5. Noun. A gold medal. ¹
6. Noun. (figuratively) Anything or anyone considered to be very valuable. ¹
7. Adjective. Made of gold. ¹
8. Adjective. Having the colour of gold. ¹
9. Adjective. (context: of commercial services) Premium, superior. ¹
10. Verb. To pyrolyze or burn food until the color begins to change to a light brown, but not as dark as browning ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Gold
1. golden [adj GOLDER, GOLDEST] / a precious metallic element [n -S] - See also: golden
Medical Definition of Gold
1. A metallic element, constituting the most precious metal used as a common commercial medium of exchange. It has a characteristic yellow colour, is one of the heaviest substances known (specific gravity 19.32), is soft, and very malleable and ductile. It is quite unalterable by heat, moisture, and most corrosive agents, and therefore well suited for its use in coin and jewelry. Symbol Au (Aurum). Atomic weight 196.7.
Native gold contains usually eight to ten per cent of silver, but often much more. As the amount of silver increases, the colour becomes whiter and the specific gravity lower. Gold is very widely disseminated, as in the sands of many rivers, but in very small quantity. It usually occurs in quartz veins (gold quartz), in slate and metamorphic rocks, or in sand and alluvial soil, resulting from the disintegration of such rocks. It also occurs associated with other metallic substances, as in auriferous pyrites, and is combined with tellurium in the minerals petzite, calaverite, sylvanite, etc. Pure gold is too soft for ordinary use, and is hardened by alloying with silver and copper, the latter giving a characteristic reddish tinge. [See Carat] Gold also finds use in gold foil, in the pigment purple of Cassius, and in the chloride, which is used as a toning agent in photography.
2. Money; riches; wealth. "For me, the gold of France did not seduce." (Shak)
3. A yellow colour, like that of the metal; as, a flower tipped with gold.
4. Figuratively, something precious or pure; as, hearts of gold. Age of gold. See Golden age, under Golden. Dutch gold, Fool's gold, Gold dust, etc. See Dutch, Dust, etc. Gold amalgam, a mineral, found in Columbia and California, composed of gold and mercury. Gold beater, one whose occupation is to beat gold into gold leaf. Gold beater's skin, the prepared outside membrane of the large intestine of the ox, used for separating the leaves of metal during the process of gold-beating.
Gold beetle See Cradle. Gold diggings, the places, or region, where gold is found by digging in sand and gravel from which it is separated by washing. Gold end, a fragment of broken gold or jewelry. Gold-end man. A buyer of old gold or jewelry. A goldsmith's apprentice. An itinerant jeweler. "I know him not: he looks like a gold-end man." . Gold fever, a popular mania for gold hunting. Gold field, a region in which are deposits of gold. Gold finder. One who finds gold. One who empties privies. Gold flower, a composite plant with dry and persistent yellow radiating involucral scales, the Helichrysum Stoechas of Southern Europe. There are many South African species of the same genus. Gold foil, thin sheets of gold, as used by dentists and others. See Gold leaf.
Gold knobs or knoppes A small evergreen plant (Coptis trifolia), so called from its fibrous yellow roots. It is common in marshy places in the United States. Gold tissue, a tissue fabric interwoven with gold thread. Gold tooling, the fixing of gold leaf by a hot tool upon book covers, or the ornamental impression so made. Gold washings, places where gold found in gravel is separated from lighter material by washing. Gold worm, a glowworm. Jeweler's gold, an alloy containing three parts of gold to one of copper. Mosaic gold. See Mosaic.
Origin: AS. Gold; akin to D. Goud, OS. & G. Gold, Icel. Gull, Sw. & Dan. Guld, Goth. Gulp, Russ. & OSlav. Zlato; prob. Akin to E. Yellow. See Yellow, and cf. Gild.
Source: Websters Dictionary
(01 Mar 1998)
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