Meaning of GOLD in English


I. ˈgōld noun

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German gold gold, Old English geolu yellow — more at yellow

Date: before 12th century

1. : a yellow malleable ductile metallic element that occurs chiefly free or in a few minerals and is used especially in coins, jewelry, and dentures — see element table



(1) : gold coins

(2) : a gold piece

b. : money

c. : gold standard 1

3. : a variable color averaging deep yellow

4. : something resembling gold ; especially : something valued as the finest of its kind

a heart of gold

5. : a medal awarded as the first prize in a competition : a gold medal

II. adjective

Date: 1969

: qualifying for a gold record

five…recordings are certified gold — Henry Edwards

- go gold

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.