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"sterling" in British English

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sterlingnoun [U]

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

sterlingadjective

uk   /ˈstɜː.lɪŋ/  us   /ˈstɝː.lɪŋ/
(Definition of sterling from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sterling" in American English

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sterlingadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈstɜr·lɪŋ/
of the ​highestquality: McCoy had a sterling ​season last ​year.
(Definition of sterling from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"sterling" in Business English

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sterlingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈstɜːlɪŋ/ MONEY, ECONOMICS
the British ​system of ​currency, ​based on the ​pound: sterling rises/falls Sterling ​rose against the ​dollar to $1.5522.in sterling Our ​prices are in sterling. You can ​pay in pounds sterling or in US ​dollars.

sterlingadjective

uk   us   /ˈstɜːlɪŋ/
used to describe a metal, especially silver, that has a particular high ​level of purity (= ​measure of how pure it is): Offers ​include a 124-piece set of sterling silver cutlery at €4,495.
of a very high ​standard: The ​lowestrates and best ​deals go to ​customers with sterling ​credit. There have been sterling ​performances by some ​hedgefundmanagers.
(Definition of sterling from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sterling”
in Korean 영국 화폐…
in Arabic إسْتِرْليني…
in Malaysian sterling…
in French livre sterling…
in Russian стерлинг…
in Chinese (Traditional) 英國貨幣,英鎊…
in Italian sterlina…
in Turkish sterlin, Büyük Britanya para birimi…
in Polish funt szterling lub brytyjski…
in Spanish libra esterlina…
in Vietnamese đồng bảng Anh…
in Portuguese libras esterlinas…
in Thai สกุลเงินอังกฤษ…
in German der Sterling…
in Catalan lliura esterlina…
in Japanese 英貨, ポンド…
in Chinese (Simplified) 英国货币,英镑…
in Indonesian sterling…
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“sterling” in Business English

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