From Center English gold, from Previous English gold (“gold”), from Proto-Germanic *gulþą (“gold”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰl̥tóm (“gold”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰelh₃- (“yellow; gleam; to shine”). Associated to yellow; see there for extra.
Germanic cognates embody Dutch goud, German Gold, Norwegian gull, Swedish guld, and cognates from different 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 steel of nice worth, with atomic quantity 79 and image Au.
- (countable or uncountable) A coin or coinage fabricated from this materials, or supposedly so.
The pirates have been looking for gold.
- (countable) A deep yellow color, resembling the steel gold.
- (countable) The bullseye of an archery goal.
Daniel hit the gold to win the competition.
- (countable) A gold medal.
France has received three golds and 5 silvers.
- (figuratively) Something or anybody that could be very beneficial.
That meals mixer you gave me is absolute gold, mate!
- 2010, Paul Hendy, Who Killed Simon Peters?:
Now clearly this meant that I went over my allotted time, however the theatre administration did not thoughts as a result of I used to be giving them comedy gold and that is what will get bums on seats.
- 2012, Victor Pemberton, Leo’s Woman:
Marge Quincey did not deserve a husband like his dad. He was pure gold, and she or he wasn’t price a light-weight beside him.
- (slang, within the plural) A grill (jewelry worn on entrance enamel) fabricated from gold.
- all that glisters shouldn’t be gold, all that glitters shouldn’t be gold
- argental gold
- basket-of-gold (Aurinia saxatile)
- material of gold
- colloidal gold
- coloured gold, colored gold
- lifeless gold
- dentist gold
- ducat gold
- Etruscan gold
- fairy gold
- stuffed gold
- idiot’s gold
- go for the gold
- go gold
- gold album
- gold basket
- Gold Seashore
- gold-beater, goldbeater
- gold bee
- gold beetle (in households Chrysomelidae and Cassididae)
- gold beryl
- gold blocking
- gold bond
- gold braid
- gold-breasted trumpeter (Psophia crepitans)
- gold brick, gold-brick, goldbrick
- gold bug
- gold bullion
- gold bullion normal
- gold-capped weaver chicken (Ploceus spp.)
- gold-carp (Carassius auratus)
- gold certificates
- gold chalcogenide
- gold chloride
- gold clause
- gold material
- gold-color, gold-colour
- gold-copper ore
- gold-crested wren (Regulus regulus)
- goldcrest (Regulus regulus)
- gold foreign money
- gold digger
- gold disc, gold disk
- gold-dredge, gold-dredger
- gold mud
- gold trade
- gold farmer
- gold farming
- gold-field, goldfield
- gold-film, gold-film glass
- goldfinch (Carduelis spp.)
- goldfinny (Symphodus melops and Ctenolabrus rupestris)
- goldfish (Carassius auratus)
- Gold Fixing
- gold flat
- gold foil, gold-foil
- gold halide
- gold hydrazide
- goldilocks, Goldilocks
- 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 moth (Cimelioidea)
- gold title
- gold of Bruges
- gold of Genoa
- gold of enjoyment
- gold of Venice
- gold pentafluoride
- gold plate, gold-plate
- gold level
- gold document
- gold reserve
- gold robin (Icterus galbula)
- gold rush, gold-rush
- gold salt
- goldsinny (Symphodus melops and Ctenolabrus rupestris)
- gold sovereign
- goldspink (Carduelis carduelis)
- gold normal
- gold stick, gold-stick
- gold-stone, goldstone
- gold swift (Phymatopus hecta)
- gold-tail, gold-tail moth (Sphrageidus similis)
- gold telluride
- gold remedy
- gold-thread, goldthread
- gold tooth
- gold prime
- gold trichloride
- gold worth
- gold window
- gold-work, gold-works
- good as gold
- inexperienced gold
- coronary heart of gold
- Horus of Gold title
- jeweler’s gold, jeweller’s gold
- Kolar Gold Fields
- leprous gold
- make a gold
- Mannheim gold
- mock gold
- mosaic gold
- outdated gold
- potable gold
- purple gold
- rolled gold
- rose gold
- shell gold
- spangle gold
- strike gold
- telluric gold
- telluride of gold and silver
- white gold
See gold/translations § Noun.
gold (not typically comparable, comparative golder, superlative goldest)
- Made from gold.
a gold chain
- 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 2, in The Celeb:
Sunning himself on the board steps, I noticed for the primary time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke. […] A silver snaffle on a heavy leather-based watch guard which linked the pockets of his corduroy waistcoat, along with an enormous gold stirrup in his Ascot tie, sufficiently proclaimed his tastes.
- Having the color of gold.
- 1927, F. E. Penny, chapter 4, in Pulling the Strings:
Quickly after the arrival of Mrs. Campbell, dinner was introduced by Abboye. He got here into the drawing room resplendent in his gold-and-white turban. […] His cummerbund matched the turban in gold strains.
- 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 3, in The China Governess:
Right here the stripped panelling was warmly gold and the photographs, largely of the English college, have been mellow and mild within the afternoon gentle.
- (of business companies) Premium, superior.
fabricated from gold, golden
having the color of gold
- The translations under have to be checked and inserted above into the suitable translation tables, eradicating any numbers. Numbers don’t essentially match these in definitions. See directions at Wiktionary:Entry structure § Translations.
Translations to be checked
- (fabricated from gold, having the color of gold): golden
gold (third-person singular easy current golds, current participle golding, easy previous and previous participle golded)
- To pyrolyze or burn meals till the colour begins to alter to a light-weight brown, however not as darkish as browning
From gold grasp, a replica of the code licensed as being prepared for launch.
gold (not comparable)
- (programming, of software program) In a completed state, prepared for manufacturing.
- 2004 November, “Half-Life 2 goes gold”, in HWM, web page 10:
The Firm confirmed that Half-Life 2, developed by Valve Software program, has gone gold with a deliberate retail road date of November 16, 2004.
- 2011, Jordan Grey, Unearthed, web page 6:
He felt bone-tired and twitchy, the way in which he did within the last phases of placing a video-game challenge collectively, nearly able to go gold and switch a brand new recreation unfastened on the general public.
- 2011, Jessica Mulligan and Bridgette Patrovsky, quoting Damion Schubert, Creating On-line Video games: An Insider’s Information, web page 221:
I had coded guilds into M59 over the weekend, shortly earlier than we have been purported to go gold.
gold (not comparable)
- of or referring to a gold model of one thing
- “Gold” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database, 1997–.
- Mindat.org, Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, 2000–2021.
Borrowed from English gold, from Center English gold, from Previous English gold (“gold”), from Proto-Germanic *gulþą (“gold”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰl̥tóm (“gold”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰelh₃- (“yellow; gleam; to shine”).
- gold; a heavy yellow elemental steel of nice worth, with atomic quantity 79 and image Au
- a coin or coinage fabricated from this materials, or supposedly so
- a shiny yellow color, resembling the steel gold
- a gold medal
- (fantasy role-playing video games board video games) miscellaneous unit of foreign money in fantasy style
- having the color of gold
For quotations utilizing this time period, see Citations:gold.
From Center Excessive German golt, from Previous Excessive German gold, from Proto-West Germanic *golþ, from Proto-Germanic *gulþą (“gold”). Cognate with German Gold, English gold.
- (Luserna) gold (steel)
- “gold” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien
- barren, desolate
- sterile (unable to breed)
- dry, (of a cow) not producing milk
- En gold ko.
- A dry cow.
- En gold ko.
|Inflection of gold|
|1) When an adjective is utilized predicatively to one thing particular, the corresponding “indefinite” type is used.
2) The “indefinite” superlatives will not be used attributively.
- singular previous indicative of gelden
From Previous English gold (“gold”), from Proto-Germanic *gulþą (“gold”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰl̥tóm (“gold”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰelh₃- (“yellow; gleam; to shine”).
gold (plural golds)
- gold (steel)
From Proto-West Germanic *golþ, from Proto-Germanic *gulþą, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰĺ̥tom.
Declension of gold (strong-a-stem)
Borrowed from English gold.
gold (nominative plural golds)
declension of gold
- 1 standing as a case is disputed
- 2 in later, non-classical Volapük solely