Definition of “gold” - English Dictionary

“gold” in British English

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uk /ɡəʊld/ us /ɡoʊld/

A2 [ U ] symbol Au a chemical element that is a valuable, shiny, yellow metal used to make coins and jewellery:

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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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, yellow metal that is highly valued and used esp. in jewelry and as a form of wealth:

The price of gold reached a new high Thursday.
adjective [ not gradable ] us /ɡoʊld/

She wears lots of gold jewelry.

goldadjective, noun [ C/U ]

us /ɡoʊld/

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

(of) a bright yellow color:

a gold dress
[ U ] His uniform was scarlet and gold.

(Definition of “gold” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“gold” in Business English

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goldnoun [ U ]


a valuable metal that is traded, bought and sold, and is used by some governments as a currency:

During difficult economic times, gold is considered to be a very safe investment.
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(Definition of “gold” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)