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Meaning of GOLD

Pronunciation:  gowld

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a deep yellow color; "an amber light illuminated the room"; "he admired the gold of her hair"
  2. [n]  great wealth; "Whilst that for which all virtue now is sold, and almost every vice--almighty gold"--Ben Jonson
  3. [n]  coins made of gold
  4. [n]  a soft yellow malleable ductile (trivalent and univalent) metallic element; occurs mainly as nuggets in rocks and alluvial deposits; does not react with most chemicals but is attacked by chlorine and aqua regia
  5. [adj]  having the deep slightly brownish color of gold; "long aureate (or golden) hair"; "a gold carpet"
  6. [adj]  made from or covered with gold; "gold coins"; "the gold dome of the Capitol"; "the golden calf"; "gilded icons"

GOLD is a 4 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: amber, atomic number 79, Au, aureate, chromatic, gilded, gilt, golden, metal(a), metallic
 See Also: atomic number 79, Au, dental gold, gold, gold, gold dust, gold foil, gold leaf, graphic tellurium, green gold, guinea gold, noble metal, precious metal, riches, sylvanite, wealth, yellow, yellowness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gold\ (g[=o]ld), Golde \Golde\, Goolde \Goolde\
    (g[=oo]ld), n. (Bot.)
    An old English name of some yellow flower, -- the marigold
    ({Calendula}), according to Dr. Prior, but in Chaucer perhaps
    the turnsole.
  2. \Gold\ (g[=o]ld), n. [AS. gold; akin to D. goud, OS. & G.
    gold, Icel. gull, Sw. & Dan. guld, Goth. gul[thorn], Russ. &
    OSlav. zlato; prob. akin to E. yellow. [root]49, 234. See
    {Yellow}, and cf. {Gild}, v. t.]
    1. (Chem.) A metallic element, constituting the most precious
       metal used as a common commercial medium of exchange. It
       has a characteristic yellow color, is one of the heaviest
       substances known (specific gravity 19.32), is soft, and
       very malleable and ductile. It is quite unalterable by
       heat, moisture, and most corrosive agents, and therefore
       well suited for its use in coin and jewelry. Symbol Au
       (Aurum). Atomic weight 196.7.
    Note: Native gold contains usually eight to ten per cent of
          silver, but often much more. As the amount of silver
          increases, the color becomes whiter and the specific
          gravity lower. Gold is very widely disseminated, as in
          the sands of many rivers, but in very small quantity.
          It usually occurs in quartz veins (gold quartz), in
          slate and metamorphic rocks, or in sand and alluvial
          soil, resulting from the disintegration of such rocks.
          It also occurs associated with other metallic
          substances, as in auriferous pyrites, and is combined
          with tellurium in the minerals petzite, calaverite,
          sylvanite, etc. Pure gold is too soft for ordinary use,
          and is hardened by alloying with silver and copper, the
          latter giving a characteristic reddish tinge. [See
          {Carat}.] Gold also finds use in gold foil, in the
          pigment purple of Cassius, and in the chloride, which
          is used as a toning agent in photography.
    2. Money; riches; wealth.
             For me, the gold of France did not seduce. --Shak.
    3. A yellow color, like that of the metal; as, a flower
       tipped with gold.
    4. Figuratively, something precious or pure; as, hearts of
       gold. --Shak.
    {Age of gold}. See {Golden age}, under {Golden}.
    {Dutch gold}, {Fool's gold}, {Gold dust}, etc. See under
       {Dutch}, {Dust}, etc.
    {Gold amalgam}, a mineral, found in Columbia and California,
       composed of gold and mercury.
    {Gold beater}, one whose occupation is to beat gold into gold
    {Gold beater's skin}, the prepared outside membrane of the
       large intestine of the ox, used for separating the leaves
       of metal during the process of gold-beating.
    {Gold beetle} (Zo["o]l.), any small gold-colored beetle of
       the family {Chrysomelid[ae]}; -- called also {golden
    {Gold blocking}, printing with gold leaf, as upon a book
       cover, by means of an engraved block. --Knight.
    {Gold cloth}. See {Cloth of gold}, under {Cloth}.
    {Gold Coast}, a part of the coast of Guinea, in West Africa.
    {Gold cradle}. (Mining) See {Cradle}, n., 7.
    {Gold diggings}, the places, or region, where gold is found
       by digging in sand and gravel from which it is separated
       by washing.
    {Gold end}, a fragment of broken gold or jewelry.
    {Gold-end man}.
       (a) A buyer of old gold or jewelry.
       (b) A goldsmith's apprentice.
       (c) An itinerant jeweler. ``I know him not: he looks like
           a gold-end man.'' --B. Jonson.
    {Gold fever}, a popular mania for gold hunting.
    {Gold field}, a region in which are deposits of gold.
    {Gold finder}.
       (a) One who finds gold.
       (b) One who empties privies. [Obs. & Low] --Swift.
    {Gold flower}, a composite plant with dry and persistent
       yellow radiating involucral scales, the {Helichrysum
       St[oe]chas} of Southern Europe. There are many South
       African species of the same genus.
    {Gold foil}, thin sheets of gold, as used by dentists and
       others. See {Gold leaf}.
    {Gold} {knobs or knoppes} (Bot.), buttercups.
    {Gold lace}, a kind of lace, made of gold thread.
    {Gold latten}, a thin plate of gold or gilded metal.
    {Gold leaf}, gold beaten into a film of extreme thinness, and
       used for gilding, etc. It is much thinner than gold foil.
    {Gold lode} (Mining), a gold vein.
    {Gold mine}, a place where gold is obtained by mining
       operations, as distinguished from diggings, where it is
       extracted by washing. Cf. {Gold diggings} (above).
    {Gold nugget}, a lump of gold as found in gold mining or
       digging; -- called also a {pepito}.
    {Gold paint}. See {Gold shell}.
    {Gold or Golden}, {pheasant}. (Zo["o]l.) See under
    {Gold plate}, a general name for vessels, dishes, cups,
       spoons, etc., made of gold.
    {Gold of pleasure}. [Name perhaps translated from Sp.
       oro-de-alegria.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Camelina},
       bearing yellow flowers. {C. sativa} is sometimes
       cultivated for the oil of its seeds.
    {Gold shell}.
       (a) A composition of powdered gold or gold leaf, ground up
           with gum water and spread on shells, for artists' use;
           -- called also {gold paint}.
       (b) (Zo["o]l.) A bivalve shell ({Anomia glabra}) of the
           Atlantic coast; -- called also {jingle shell} and
           {silver shell}. See {Anomia}.
    {Gold size}, a composition used in applying gold leaf.
    {Gold solder}, a kind of solder, often containing twelve
       parts of gold, two of silver, and four of copper.
    {Gold stick}, the colonel of a regiment of English
       lifeguards, who attends his sovereign on state occasions;
       -- so called from the gilt rod presented to him by the
       sovereign when he receives his commission as colonel of
       the regiment. [Eng.]
    {Gold thread}.
       (a) A thread formed by twisting flatted gold over a thread
           of silk, with a wheel and iron bobbins; spun gold.
       (b) (Bot.) A small evergreen plant ({Coptis trifolia}), so
           called from its fibrous yellow roots. It is common in
           marshy places in the United States.
    {Gold tissue}, a tissue fabric interwoven with gold thread.
    {Gold tooling}, the fixing of gold leaf by a hot tool upon
       book covers, or the ornamental impression so made.
    {Gold washings}, places where gold found in gravel is
       separated from lighter material by washing.
    {Gold worm}, a glowworm. [Obs.]
    {Jeweler's gold}, an alloy containing three parts of gold to
       one of copper.
    {Mosaic gold}. See under {Mosaic}.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Finding gold in your dream means that your superior abilities will place you easily ahead of others. Seeing bars of gold and gold jewelry in your dream means your carelessness with the spending of your money. Seeing golden tableware and flatware indicates financial gain and stability. For a pregnant woman, to dream of gold, foretells that your expected child will be a girl.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(1.) Heb. zahab, so called from its yellow colour (Ex. 25:11; 1 Chr. 28:18; 2 Chr. 3:5).

(2.) Heb. segor, from its compactness, or as being enclosed or treasured up; thus precious or "fine gold" (1 Kings 6:20; 7:49).

(3.) Heb. paz, native or pure gold (Job 28:17; Ps. 19:10; 21:3, etc.).

(4.) Heb. betzer, "ore of gold or silver" as dug out of the mine (Job 36:19, where it means simply riches).

(5.) Heb. kethem, i.e., something concealed or separated (Job 28:16,19; Ps. 45:9; Prov. 25:12). Rendered "golden wedge" in Isa. 13:12.

(6.) Heb. haruts, i.e., dug out; poetic for gold (Prov. 8:10; 16:16; Zech. 9:3).

Gold was known from the earliest times (Gen. 2:11). It was principally used for ornaments (Gen. 24:22). It was very abundant (1 Chr. 22:14; Nah. 2:9; Dan. 3:1). Many tons of it were used in connection with the temple (2 Chr. 1:15). It was found in Arabia, Sheba, and Ophir (1 Kings 9:28; 10:1; Job 28:16), but not in Palestine.

In Dan. 2:38, the Babylonian Empire is spoken of as a "head of gold" because of its great riches; and Babylon was called by Isaiah (14:4) the "golden city" (R.V. marg., "exactress," adopting the reading _marhebah_, instead of the usual word _madhebah_).

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