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- gould (obsolete)
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɡəʊld/, [ɡɔʊ(ɫ)d], [ɡɒʊ(ɫ)d]
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- (General American) enPR: gōld, IPA(key): /ɡoʊld/
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- (New Zealand) IPA(key): /ɡaʉld/, [ɡɒʊ(ɫ)d]
- (obsolete) IPA(key): /ɡuːld/
- Rhymes: -əʊld
From Middle English gold, from Old English gold (“gold”), from Proto-West Germanic *golþ, from Proto-Germanic *gulþą (“gold”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰl̥tóm (“gold”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰelh₃- (“yellow; gleam; to shine”). Related to yellow; see there for more.
Germanic cognates include Dutch goud, German Gold, Norwegian gull, Swedish guld, and cognates from other Indo-European languages are Latvian zelts, Russian зо́лото (zóloto), Persian زرد (zard, “yellow, golden”), Sanskrit हिरण्य (hiraṇya).
gold (countable and uncountable, plural golds)
- (uncountable) A heavy yellow elemental metal of great value, with atomic number 79 and symbol Au.
- (countable or uncountable) A coin or coinage made of this material, or supposedly so.
- 2020 May 15, Robert Frost, Delphi Complete Works of Robert Frost (Illustrated) (Delphi Poets Series), Delphi Classics, →ISBN, →OCLC:
- ...You like to hear about gold.
A king filled his prison room
As full as the room could hold
To the top of his reach on the wall
With every known shape of the stuff.
'Twas to buy himself off his doom. […]
- The pirates were searching for gold.
- (uncountable) A deep yellow colour, resembling the metal gold.
- metallic gold:
- (countable) The bullseye of an archery target.
- Daniel hit the gold to win the contest.
- (countable) A gold medal.
- France has won three golds and five silvers.
- (figuratively) Anything or anyone that is very valuable.
- Synonym: good as gold
- That food mixer you gave me is absolute gold, mate!
- 2010, Paul Hendy, Who Killed Simon Peters?:
- Now obviously this meant that I went over my allotted time, but the theatre management didn't mind because I was giving them comedy gold and that's what gets bums on seats.
- 2012, Victor Pemberton, Leo's Girl:
- Marge Quincey didn't deserve a husband like his dad. He was pure gold, and she wasn't worth a light beside him.
- (slang, in the plural) A grill (jewellery worn on front teeth) made of gold.
- ☉ (alchemy)
- E175 when used as a food colouring
- Abyssinian gold
- Acapulco gold
- all that glisters is not gold, all that glitters is not gold
- amethyst gold
- argental gold
- basket-of-gold (Aurinia saxatile)
- black and gold garden spider
- black gold
- blue gold
- cloth of gold
- colloidal gold
- colored gold, coloured gold
- comedy gold
- crock of gold
- cross of gold
- crown gold
- dead gold
- dentist gold
- digital gold
- ducat gold
- Dutch gold
- Etruscan gold
- everything one touches turns to gold
- fairy gold
- filled gold
- floating gold
- flour gold
- fool's gold
- go for gold
- go for the gold
- go for the gold ring
- go gold
- gold album
- gold amalgam
- gold basket
- Gold Beach
- gold-beater, goldbeater
- gold-beater's skin
- gold bee
- gold beetle (in families Chrysomelidae and Cassididae)
- gold beryl
- gold blocking
- gold bond
- gold box
- gold braid
- gold-breasted trumpeter (Psophia crepitans)
- gold brick, gold-brick, goldbrick
- gold bug
- gold bullion
- gold bullion standard
- gold-capped weaver bird (Ploceus spp.)
- gold-carp (Carassius auratus)
- gold certificate
- gold chalcogenide
- gold chloride
- gold clause
- gold cloth
- Gold Coast
- gold coin
- gold colic
- gold-color, gold-colour
- gold-copper ore
- gold-crested wren (Regulus regulus)
- goldcrest (Regulus regulus)
- gold currency
- gold digger
- gold digging
- gold disc, gold disk
- gold-dredge, gold-dredger
- gold dust
- gold embroidery
- gold exchange
- gold farm
- gold farmer
- gold farming
- gold-fever, gold fever
- gold-field, goldfield
- gold-film, gold-film glass
- goldfinch (Carduelis spp.)
- goldfinny (Symphodus melops and Ctenolabrus rupestris)
- goldfish (Carassius auratus)
- Gold Fixing
- gold fixing
- gold flat
- gold foil, gold-foil
- gold general
- gold halide
- gold hydrazide
- goldilocks, Goldilocks
- gold in them thar hills
- gold is where you find it
- gold-knap, gold-knop, gold-knops
- gold leaf, gold-leaf
- gold medal
- gold medalist/gold medallist
- gold mine, goldmine
- gold miner, goldminer
- gold-mohr, gold-mohur
- gold mohur
- gold moth (Cimelioidea spp.)
- gold name
- gold ochre
- gold of Bruges
- gold of Genoa
- gold of pleasure
- gold of Venice
- gold over
- gold pentafluoride
- gold piece
- gold plate, gold-plate
- gold plated
- gold point
- gold record
- gold reserve
- gold robin (Icterus galbula)
- gold rush, gold-rush
- gold rusher
- gold salt
- goldsinny (Symphodus melops and Ctenolabrus rupestris)
- gold size
- gold solder
- gold sovereign
- goldspink (Carduelis carduelis)
- gold standard
- gold star
- gold star family
- gold star father
- gold star gay
- gold star lesbian
- gold star mother
- gold star parent
- gold star wife
- gold stick, gold-stick
- gold-stone, goldstone
- gold swift (Phymatopus hecta)
- gold-tail, gold-tail moth (Sphrageidus similis)
- gold telluride
- gold therapy
- gold-thread, goldthread
- gold tooth
- gold top
- gold-top milk
- gold trichloride
- gold value
- gold window
- gold-work, gold-works
- good as gold
- gray gold
- green gold
- grey gold
- harvest gold
- heart of gold
- Horus of Gold name
- jeweler's gold, jeweller's gold
- Kolar Gold Fields
- leprous gold
- lined gold
- liquid gold
- make a gold
- Mannheim gold
- mock gold
- mosaic gold
- Nordic gold
- old gold
- paper gold
- perfect gold standard test
- pink gold
- potable gold
- purple gold
- red gold
- rolled gold
- rose gold
- Russian gold
- shell gold
- spangle gold
- strike gold
- telluric gold
- telluride of gold and silver
- the streets are paved with gold
- violet gold
- white gold
- worth one's weight in gold
- Yukon gold
- (place to pan for gold): lavatory
gold (not generally comparable, comparative golder, superlative goldest)
- Made of gold.
- a gold chain
- 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter II, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., →OCLC:
- Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke. […] A silver snaffle on a heavy leather watch guard which connected the pockets of his corduroy waistcoat, together with a huge gold stirrup in his Ascot tie, sufficiently proclaimed his tastes.
- Having the colour of gold.
- gold sticker
- gold socks
- 1927, F. E. Penny, chapter 4, in Pulling the Strings:
- Soon after the arrival of Mrs. Campbell, dinner was announced by Abboye. He came into the drawing room resplendent in his gold-and-white turban. […] His cummerbund matched the turban in gold lines.
- 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 3, in The China Governess:
- Here the stripped panelling was warmly gold and the pictures, mostly of the English school, were mellow and gentle in the afternoon light.
- (of commercial services) Premium, superior.
- Of a musical recording: having sold 500,000 copies.
- Coordinate term: platinum
- 2000, Billboard, volume 112, number 20, page 52:
- The album went gold, then platinum, thanks to a second hit single, "It's A Miracle".
- (made of gold, having the colour of gold): golden
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.
gold (third-person singular simple present golds, present participle golding, simple past and past participle golded)
- To appear or cause to appear golden.
- 2010, Tanuja Desai Hidier, Born Confused:
- I caught sight of something that seemed the nexus of all that glittered, all that golded: like a hallucination in the traffic's rotary heart, a saried creature giddily swirling her own razored rainbow roundabout, mirrored fabric sending light spinning like saberlike amidst the smoking, choking cars.
- 2011, Harry Nicholson, Tom Fleck, page 250:
- You are the sun at Noon, that golds the barley, and pulls the bee to the ling on the moor.
- 2011, D G Compton, A Usual Lunacy:
- Worked wonders, knowing a thing like that. Golded up your hair, even, for all your record said indeterminate. Golded up the whole world, really.
- 2011, Robert M. Ellis, “Pokhara Lake”, in North Cape: Selected Poems of a Poet Turned Philosopher, page 21:
- But I work still, a dead, unheeding man across the endless interface: wishing I was the sun who golds the lake or the lake, comprehending sun.
- 2021, Edward Elmer Smith, The Imperial Stars:
- Hair down to my shoulders; waved and liquid-golded. Eyebrows shaved to a different shape and golded. Handle-bar mustache, waxed to points and golded.
- philosopher’s stone
From gold master, a copy of the code certified as being ready for release.
gold (not comparable)
- (programming, of software) In a finished state, ready for manufacturing.
- 2004 November, “Half-Life 2 goes gold”, in HWM, page 10:
- The Company confirmed that Half-Life 2, developed by Valve Software, has gone gold with a planned retail street date of November 16, 2004.
- 2011, Jordan Gray, Unearthed, page 6:
- He felt bone-tired and twitchy, the way he did in the final stages of putting a video-game project together, almost ready to go gold and turn a new game loose on the public.
- 2011, Jessica Mulligan and Bridgette Patrovsky, quoting Damion Schubert, Developing Online Games: An Insider's Guide, page 221:
- I had coded guilds into M59 over the weekend, shortly before we were supposed to go gold.
gold (not comparable)
- of or referring to a gold version of something
- David Barthelmy (1997–2023), “Gold”, in Webmineral Mineralogy Database.
- Mindat.org, Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, 2000–2023.
Borrowed from English gold, from Middle English gold, from Old English gold (“gold”), from Proto-Germanic *gulþą (“gold”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰl̥tóm (“gold”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰelh₃- (“yellow; gleam; to shine”).
- gold (chemical element)
- a coin or coinage made of this material, or supposedly so
- a bright yellow color, resembling the metal gold
- a gold medal
- (fantasy roleplaying games board games) miscellaneous unit of currency in fantasy genre
- having the colour of gold
For quotations using this term, see Citations:gold.
- golt (Sette Comuni)
From Middle High German golt, from Old High German gold, from Proto-West Germanic *golþ, from Proto-Germanic *gulþą (“gold”). Cognate with German Gold, English gold.
- Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Luserna / Lusérn: Le nostre parole / Ünsarne börtar / Unsere Wörter [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle isole linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien
Probably from or related to Old Norse geldr (“barren, yielding no milk”), from Proto-Germanic *galdaz, *galdijaz (“barren, unfruitful”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰel- (“to shout, cry”).
See also Swedish gall (“barren”), German galt, gelt (“yielding no milk, unfruitful”), Old Norse gelda (“to castrate”).
- barren, desolate
- sterile (unable to reproduce)
- dry, (of a cow) not producing milk
- En gold ko.
- A dry cow.
- En gold ko.
|Inflection of gold|
|Indefinte common singular||gold||goldere||goldest2|
|Indefinite neuter singular||goldt||goldere||goldest2|
|1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.|
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.
- goldhed ("barrenness, sterility")
From Old English gold (“gold”), from Proto-West Germanic *golþ, from Proto-Germanic *gulþą (“gold”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰl̥tóm (“gold”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰelh₃- (“yellow; gleam; to shine”).
gold (plural golds)
- gold (metal)
gold (indefinite singular gold, definite singular and plural golde, comparative goldare, indefinite superlative goldast, definite superlative goldaste)
- “gold” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
From Proto-West Germanic *golþ, from Proto-Germanic *gulþą, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰĺ̥tom.
gold (nominative plural golds)
- goldin (chemistry - Au)
- (obsolete): golüd (classic or original Volapük / Volapük rigik)
- gold di Mannheim
- gold di Rhein
- gold rafinik
- goldakonäd Rusänik (limperial)
- mulür goldakölik
- mulür goldik
- tonat goldik
- tonatem goldik
gold m (uncountable)
- gold Ffrainc (“French marigold”)
- gold talsyth (“African marigold”)
- gold y gors (“marsh marigold”)
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.|
- R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “gold”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies
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