the stock of gold held by a government or central bank to back its promissory notes or currency or to settle its international debts.
the gold reserved by a central bank to support domestic credit expansion, to cover balance of payments deficits, and to protect currency
noun 1. a large-scale and hasty movement of people to a region where gold has been discovered, as to California in 1849. noun 1. a large-scale migration of people to a territory where gold has been found
[gohldz-bur-oh, -buhr-oh] /ˈgoʊldzˌbɜr oʊ, -ˌbʌr oʊ/ noun 1. a city in E North Carolina.
/ˈɡəʊldˌʃmɪt/ noun 1. Richard Benedikt. 1878–1958, US geneticist, born in Germany. He advanced the theory that heredity is determined by the chemical configuration of the chromosome molecule rather than by the qualities of the individual genes
[gohld-smith] /ˈgoʊldˌsmɪθ/ noun 1. a person who makes or sells articles of gold. 2. (formerly) such a person also acting as a banker, moneylender, etc. [gohld-smith] /ˈgoʊldˌsmɪθ/ noun 1. Oliver, 1730?–74, Irish poet, playwright, essayist, and novelist. /ˈɡəʊldˌsmɪθ/ noun 1. 2. (formerly) a dealer or manufacturer of gold articles who also engaged in banking or […]