From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Elements, Currencies, Colours, Sport
goldgold1 /ɡəʊld $ ɡoʊld/ ●●● S2 W2 noun 1 [uncountable]HCMHCE a valuable soft yellow metal that is used to make coins, jewellery etc. It is a chemical element: symbol Au a gold ringpure/solid gold solid gold watches9/18/22/24 carat gold (=a measurement used to show how pure gold is) strike gold at strike1(14)2 [uncountable]DCBPEC coins, jewellery etc made of gold She came to the party dripping with gold (=wearing a lot of gold).3 [countable, uncountable]CC the colour of gold The room was decorated in golds and blues. Gold looks good on people with dark hair.4 [countable] informalDS a gold medal have a heart of gold at heart1(2)5 the pot of gold (at the end of the rainbow)
Examples from the Corpus
goldLike Coe, Abrahams finished with a gold and silver.The finest gold has been changing hands in London - the world's biggest market - for £190 an ounce.A weekend's sport in California no longer requires a surfboard: panning for gold is now the sport of choice.Meredith caught the glint of gold in the thread.Sales of gold from central banks were needed to fill the gap, Gold Fields said.The flag's colors are red, gold, and blue.His hair was red, so that Rostov knew that he was Altun, but there were strands of silver among the gold.Hanson won the gold in the 100-meter dash.pure/solid goldThat was all part of the job - dig the dirt and then turn it into pure gold.Links of pure gold may be forged in the flame of adversity.More and more he pauses to observe a doubloon made of pure gold, fastened into the main mast.He has-most difficult of all for architects-invented a language unmistakably his own. Solid gold.At Naïm, House of Hair & Beauty you can treat yourself to solid gold highlights!And much of that material was pure gold.The weather was pure gold and wonderful.
Related topics: Colours, Elements
goldgold2 ●●● S3 W3 adjective 1 HCMmade of goldgold watch/chain/ring etc2 CChaving the colour of gold a gold jacketgolden
Examples from the Corpus
goldMrs or Mme Wyatt wore patent-leather shoes and a smart brownish suit with a gold brooch.At her girdle hung a gold chain and cross, and she carried a handkerchief and a little prayer book bound in gold.Did you see these gold chokers?That means gold lace, two epaulettes with gold bullion on each and blue nail polisha gold necklaceSilk tie, £55, silver and gold sun cufflinks, £295, blue and gold fountain pen, £105, watch/chain/ring etcOne was Jim's gold watch.There was a turquoise stone set in a pendant and hanging from a fine gold chain at Debbie's throat.He took his gold watch out of his waistcoat pocket and snapped it open.She had abandoned the huge earrings for dainty gold studs and wore a fine gold chain round her neck.She looked cool and rested in a white dress with a chaste gold chain round her throat.Her small gold watch showed almost noon when she awoke, refreshed and ravenous.The gold chains were gone now, too.The attackers stole over £200 in cash and a gold chain which the victim was wearing.
From King Business Dictionarygoldgold /gəʊldgoʊld/ noun [uncountable]1a valuable soft metal used to make jewellery, coins etc, and formerly used in a system in which the value of the standard unit of a currency is equal to a fixed weight of gold of a particular qualityOn the Commodity Exchange in New York, gold for current delivery settled at $394 an ounce, up $8.60.Last year was also a difficult time for gold investors who began to doubt the metal’s traditional role as a safe investment.South African gold stocks (=shares in gold mining companies) closed adjectivegold barsa gold watch2hit/strike gold British English informal to make a useful or valuable discovery that will make a lot of moneySYNstrike paydirt AmEOrigin gold1 Old English