Definition of Precious metal

1. Noun. Any of the less common and valuable metals often used to make coins or jewelry.

Generic synonyms: Valuable
Specialized synonyms: Bullion, Gold, Silver



Definition of Precious metal

1. Noun. A rare metallic chemical element of high economic value, such as gold and platinum. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Precious Metal

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precious metal (current term)
precious metals
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Literary usage of Precious metal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Glossary of Liturgical and Ecclesiastical Terms by Frederick George Lee (1877)
"A dish of latten, copper, brass, or precious metal, in which the celebrant washes his fingers at the offertory. Many ancient examples exist, of one of which ..."

2. A Treatise on the American Law Relating to Mines and Mineral Lands Within by Curtis Holbrook Lindley (1903)
"Constitutional and statutory regulations of the precious-metal-bearing states on the ... The tendency in almost all the precious-metal-bearing states, ..."

3. Gold and Silver: Comprising an Economic History of Mining in the United by Walter Richard Crane (1908)
"PRECIOUS metal mining in North America had its beginnings in the southern portions of the ... Although this work has to do with precious metal mining only, ..."

4. Southern Writers: Biographical and Critical Studies by William Malone Baskervill (1896)
"... for the Swinburne verbiage is often so oppressive that the alloy presses itself on the attention a great deal more than the precious metal. ..."

5. Woman: In All Ages and in All Countries by Edward Bagby Pollard, Mitchell Carroll, Alfred Brittain, Pierce Butler, John Robert Effinger, Hugo Paul Thieme, Hermann Schoenfeld, Bartlett Burleigh James, John Ruse Larus (1908)
"... but embroidered in ornate design, with heavy threads of pure gold; massive arm rings of the same precious metal, of wonderfully beautiful pattern, ..."

6. A Treatise on the American Law Relating to Mines and Mineral Lands Within by Curtis Holbrook Lindley (1914)
"Constitutional and statutory regulations of the precious metal bearing states on the subject of alien proprietorship. " 183 US 563, 22 Sup. Ct. Rep. ..."

7. Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa: Including a Sketch of by David Livingstone (1858)
"Workmen's Wages.—Exports.—Price of Provisions.— Visit Gold-washings.—The Process of obtaining the precious Metal.—Coal within a Gold-field. ..."

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