a precious yellow metallic element, highly malleable and ductile, and not subject to oxidation or corrosion. Symbol: Au; atomic weight: 196.967; atomic number: 79; specific gravity: 19.3 at 20°C.
a quantity of gold coins:
to pay in gold.
a monetary standard based on this metal; .
money; wealth; riches.
something likened to this metal in brightness, preciousness, superiority, etc.:
a heart of gold.
a bright, metallic yellow color, sometimes tending toward brown.
(initial capital letter) Military. the code name for one of the five D-day invasion beaches, assaulted by British troops.
consisting of gold.
pertaining to gold.
of the color of gold.
indicating the fiftieth event of a series, as a wedding anniversary.
(of a record, CD, or cassette) having sold a minimum of 500,000 copies.
a coin or coins made of this metal
something precious, beautiful, etc, such as a noble nature (esp in the phrase heart of gold)
(archery) the bull’s eye of a target, scoring nine points
short for gold medal
Thomas. 1920–2004, Austrian-born astronomer, working in England and the US: with Bondi and Hoyle he proposed the steady-state theory of the universe
Old English gold, from Proto-Germanic *gulth- (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Old High German gold, German Gold, Middle Dutch gout, Dutch goud, Old Norse gull, Danish guld, Gothic gulþ), from PIE root *ghel- “yellow, green,” possibly ultimately “bright” (cf. Old Church Slavonic zlato, Russian zoloto, Sanskrit hiranyam, Old Persian daraniya-, Avestan zaranya- “gold;” see Chloe).
As an adjective from c.1200. In reference to the color of the metal, it is recorded from c.1400. Gold rush is attested from 1859, originally in an Australian context. Gold medal as first prize in a contest is from 1908.
A soft yellow element that resists corrosion and is the most malleable and ductile metal. A good thermal and electrical conductor, gold is generally alloyed to increase its strength. Atomic number 79; atomic weight 196.967; melting point 1,064.2°C; boiling point 2,856°C; specific gravity 19.3; valence 1, 3.
A soft, shiny, yellow element that is the most malleable of all the metals. It occurs in veins and in alluvial deposits. Because it is very durable, resistant to corrosion, and a good conductor of heat and electricity, gold is used as a plated coating on electrical and mechanical components. It is also an international monetary standard and is used in jewelry and for decoration. Atomic number 79; atomic weight 196.967; melting point 1,063.0°C; boiling point 2,966.0°C; specific gravity 19.32; valence 1, 3. See Periodic Table. See Note at element.
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(1.) Heb. zahab, so called from its yellow colour (Ex. 25:11; 1 Chr. 28:18; 2 Chr. 3:5). (2.) Heb. segor, from its compactness, or as being enclosed or treasured up; thus precious or “fine gold” (1 Kings 6:20; 7:49). (3.) Heb. paz, native or pure gold (Job 28:17; Ps. 19:10; 21:3, etc.). (4.) Heb. betzer, “ore of gold or silver” as dug out of the mine (Job 36:19, where it means simply riches). (5.) Heb. kethem, i.e., something concealed or separated (Job 28:16,19; Ps. 45:9; Prov. 25:12). Rendered “golden wedge” in Isa. 13:12. (6.) Heb. haruts, i.e., dug out; poetic for gold (Prov. 8:10; 16:16; Zech. 9:3). Gold was known from the earliest times (Gen. 2:11). It was principally used for ornaments (Gen. 24:22). It was very abundant (1 Chr. 22:14; Nah. 2:9; Dan. 3:1). Many tons of it were used in connection with the temple (2 Chr. 1:15). It was found in Arabia, Sheba, and Ophir (1 Kings 9:28; 10:1; Job 28:16), but not in Palestine. In Dan. 2:38, the Babylonian Empire is spoken of as a “head of gold” because of its great riches; and Babylon was called by Isaiah (14:4) the “golden city” (R.V. marg., “exactress,” adopting the reading _marhebah_, instead of the usual word _madhebah_).
- Gold-exchange standard
[gohld-iks-cheynj] /ˈgoʊld ɪksˌtʃeɪndʒ/ noun 1. a monetary system in one country in which currency is maintained at a par with that of another country that is on the gold standard. noun 1. a monetary system by which one country’s currency, which is not itself based on the gold standard, is kept at a par with […]
- Gold farming
noun 1. the practice of selling virtual assets gained in a computer game for real money
noun 1. greed and excitement caused by a gold rush.
noun 1. an area or district where gold is mined.