of, relating to, or noting British money:
The sterling equivalent is #5.50.
(of silver) having the standard fineness of 0.925.
made of silver of this fineness:
a sterling teapot.
a man of sterling worth.
the standard of fineness for gold and silver coin in the United Kingdom, 0.91666 for gold and 0.500 for silver.
Also called sterling silver. silver having a fineness of 0.925, now used especially in the manufacture of table utensils, jewelry, etc.
manufactured articles of sterling silver.
a city in NW Illinois.
a city in NE Colorado.
a male given name.
British money: pound sterling
(as modifier): sterling reserves
the official standard of fineness of British coins: for gold 0.91666 and for silver 0.925
short for sterling silver
(as modifier): a sterling bracelet
an article or articles manufactured from sterling silver
a former British silver penny
(prenominal) genuine and reliable; first-class: sterling quality
Peter. born 1960, Australian rugby league player: played 18 matches for Australia (1982–88)
noun 1. those countries having currencies whose values tend to vary directly with the rise and fall of the value of the pound sterling.
noun 1. a city in SE Michigan, near Detroit.
noun 1. a city in the Russian Federation in Europe, W of the Southern Urals. noun 1. an industrial city in W Russia, in the Bashkir Republic. Pop: 268 000 (2005 est)
adjective, sterner, sternest. 1. firm, strict, or uncompromising: stern discipline. 2. hard, harsh, or severe: a stern reprimand. 3. rigorous or austere; of an unpleasantly serious character: stern times. 4. grim or forbidding in aspect: a stern face. noun 1. the after part of a vessel (often opposed to stem). 2. the back or rear […]