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sterling

noun [U] uk   /ˈstɜː.lɪŋ/  us   /ˈstɝː-/
British money: The value of sterling increased against several other currencies yesterday. If you buy things on the plane, you can either pay for them in pounds sterling (= British pounds) or in US dollars.

sterling

adjective uk   /ˈstɜː.lɪŋ/  us   /ˈstɝː-/

sterling adjective (METAL)

sterling adjective (VERY GOOD)

approving of a very high standard: You've done a sterling job. Everyone has made a sterling effort.
Translations of “sterling”
in Arabic إسْتِرْليني…
in Korean 영국 화폐…
in Malaysian sterling…
in French livre sterling…
in Turkish sterlin, Büyük Britanya para birimi…
in Italian sterlina…
in Chinese (Traditional) 英國貨幣,英鎊…
in Russian стерлинг…
in Polish funt szterling lub brytyjski…
in Vietnamese đồng bảng Anh…
in Spanish libra esterlina…
in Portuguese libras esterlinas…
in Thai สกุลเงินอังกฤษ…
in German der Sterling…
in Catalan lliura esterlina…
in Japanese 英貨, ポンド…
in Indonesian sterling…
in Chinese (Simplified) 英国货币,英镑…
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