What is gold?

  • (noun): Great wealth.
    Example: "Whilst that for which all virtue now is sold, and almost every vice--almighty gold"--Ben Jonson
    See also — Additional definitions below

Gold

Gold is a dense, soft, shiny, malleable and ductile metal. It is a chemical element with the symbol Au and atomic number 79.

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More definitions of "gold":

  • (adj): Having the deep slightly brownish color of gold.
    Example: "A gold carpet"
    Synonyms: aureate, gilded, gilt, golden
  • (noun): 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.
    Synonyms: Au, atomic number 79
  • (adj): Made from or covered with gold.
    Example: "Gold coins"; "the gold dome of the Capitol"
    Synonyms: golden, gilded
  • (noun): Coins made of gold.
  • (noun): Something likened to the metal in brightness or preciousness or superiority etc..
    Example: "The child was as good as gold"; "she has a heart of gold"
  • (noun): A deep yellow color.
    Example: "He admired the gold of her hair"
    Synonyms: amber

Famous quotes containing the word gold:

    Don different from those regal Dons!
    With hearts of gold and lungs of bronze,
    Who shout and bang and roar and brawl
    The Absolute across the hall,
    Hilaire Belloc (1870–1953)

    ‘Tis not the balm, the sceptre, and the ball,
    The sword, the mace, the crown imperial,
    The intertissued robe of gold and pearl,
    ...
    Not all these, laid in bed majestical,
    Can sleep so soundly as the wretched slave
    Who with a body filled and vacant mind
    Gets him to rest, crammed with distressful bread.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)