UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈɡəʊld/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/goʊld/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling'gold': (gōld); 'Gold': (gōld, gôld)

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
Gold /ɡəʊld/ n
  1. 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
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
gold /goʊld/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. Chemistry[uncountable] a precious yellow metal element that is easy to shape and does not corrode easily.
  2. a quantity of gold coins:[uncountable]to pay in gold.
  3. [uncountable] jewelry or other valuable items made of gold.
  4. something considered to be like gold esp. in high value:[uncountable]She has a heart of gold.
  5. [uncountable] a bright yellow color.
  6. gold medal:[countable]The team won several golds.

adj. [before a noun]
  1. made of, relating to, or like gold.
  2. of the color of gold.
  3. Music, Music and Dance(of a recording or record album) having sold at least one million single records or 500,000 long-playing albums.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
gold  (gōld),USA pronunciation  n. 
  1. a precious yellow metallic element, highly malleable and ductile, and not subject to oxidation or corrosion. Symbol: Au;
    at. wt.: 196.967;
    at. no.: 79;
    sp. gr.: 19.3 at 20°C.
  2. a quantity of gold coins:to pay in gold.
  3. a monetary standard based on this metal;
    gold standard.
  4. money;
  5. something likened to this metal in brightness, preciousness, superiority, etc.:a heart of gold.
  6. a bright, metallic yellow color, sometimes tending toward brown.
  7. See  gold medal. 
  8. Military, Government(cap.) the code name for one of the five D-day invasion beaches, assaulted by British troops.

  1. consisting of gold.
  2. pertaining to gold.
  3. like gold.
  4. of the color of gold.
  5. indicating the fiftieth event of a series, as a wedding anniversary. See table under  wedding anniversary. 
  6. Music, Music and Dance(of a record, CD, or cassette) having sold a minimum of 500,000 copies.
  • bef. 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with German Gold, Gothic gulth

Gold  (gōld, gôld),USA pronunciation n. 
  • Language Varieties, BiographicalNanay.

  • Gold  (gōld),USA pronunciation  n. 
    1. BiographicalHerbert, born 1924, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
    2. BiographicalThomas, born 1920, U.S. astronomer, born in Austria: formulated the steady-state theory of the universe.

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    gold /ɡəʊld/ n
    1. a dense inert bright yellow element that is the most malleable and ductile metal, occurring in rocks and alluvial deposits: used as a monetary standard and in jewellery, dentistry, and plating. The radioisotope gold-198 (radiogold), with a half-life of 2.69 days, is used in radiotherapy. Symbol: Au; atomic no: 79; atomic wt: 196.96654; valency: 1 or 3; relative density: 19.3; melting pt: 1064.43°C; boiling pt: 2857°C
      Related adjective(s): auric
    2. (as modifier): a gold mine
    3. a coin or coins made of this metal
    4. money; wealth
    5. something precious, beautiful, etc, such as a noble nature (esp in the phrase heart of gold)
    6. a deep yellow colour, sometimes with a brownish tinge
    7. (as adjective): a gold carpet
    8. short for gold medal
    Etymology: Old English gold; related to Old Norse gull, Gothic gulth, Old High German gold
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