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"gold" in British English

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goldnoun

uk   /ɡəʊld/  us   /ɡoʊld/
A2 [U] (symbol Au) a ​chemicalelement that is a ​valuable, ​shiny, ​yellowmetal used to make ​coins and ​jewellery: gold ​jewellery a gold ​watch/​necklace [C] (also gold medal) a ​smalldisc of gold that is given to the ​person who ​wins a ​competition, ​especially in a ​sport: He's ​running so well - ​surely he'll take the gold.

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goldadjective

uk   /ɡəʊld/  us   /ɡoʊld/
A2 made of gold, or the ​colour of gold: a gold ​dome gold ​paint

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(Definition of gold from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gold" in American English

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goldnoun [U]

 us   /ɡoʊld/
  • gold noun [U] (METAL)

a ​soft, ​yellowmetal that is ​highly valued and used esp. in ​jewelry and as a ​form of ​wealth: The ​price of gold ​reached a new high ​Thursday.
gold
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ɡoʊld/
She ​wearslots of gold ​jewelry.

goldadjective, noun [C/U]

 us   /ɡoʊld/
  • gold adjective, noun [C/U] (COLOR)

(of) a ​brightyellowcolor: a gold ​dress [U] His ​uniform was ​scarlet and gold.
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"gold" in Business English

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goldnoun [U]

uk   us   /ɡəʊld/ NATURAL RESOURCES, FINANCE
a ​valuable metal that is ​traded, ​bought and ​sold, and is used by some ​governments as a ​currency: During difficult ​economictimes, gold is considered to be a very ​safeinvestment.
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(Definition of gold from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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