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gold

noun uk   /ɡəʊld/ us    /ɡoʊld/
A2 [U] ( symbol Au) a chemical element that is a valuable, shiny, yellow metal used to make coins and jewellery: gold jewellery/bullion a gold watch/necklace [C] ( also gold medal) a small disc 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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gold

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