Sterling



adjective
1.
of, relating to, or noting British money:
The sterling equivalent is #5.50.
2.
(of silver) having the standard fineness of 0.925.
3.
made of silver of this fineness:
a sterling teapot.
4.
thoroughly excellent:
a man of sterling worth.
noun
5.
British currency.
6.
the standard of fineness for gold and silver coin in the United Kingdom, 0.91666 for gold and 0.500 for silver.
7.
Also called sterling silver. silver having a fineness of 0.925, now used especially in the manufacture of table utensils, jewelry, etc.
8.
manufactured articles of sterling silver.
9.
sterling flatware.
noun
1.
a city in NW Illinois.
2.
a city in NE Colorado.
3.
a male given name.
noun
1.

British money: pound sterling
(as modifier): sterling reserves

2.
the official standard of fineness of British coins: for gold 0.91666 and for silver 0.925
3.

short for sterling silver
(as modifier): a sterling bracelet

4.
an article or articles manufactured from sterling silver
5.
a former British silver penny
adjective
6.
(prenominal) genuine and reliable; first-class: sterling quality
noun
1.
Peter. born 1960, Australian rugby league player: played 18 matches for Australia (1982–88)

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