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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Electrum
... Electrum is a naturally occurring alloy of gold and silver, with trace amounts of copper and other metals ... It has also been produced artificially, and is often known as green gold ... The ancient Greeks called it 'gold' or 'white gold', as opposed to 'refined gold' ...
Gold - State Emblem
... In 1965, the California Legislature designated gold "the State Mineral and mineralogical emblem" ... In 1968, the Alaska Legislature named gold "the official state mineral" ...
Gold Coast - Sports
... Gold Coast Blaze, Australian basketball team Gold Coast Blue Tongues, Australian ice hockey team Gold Coast Breakers, Australian rugby union club Gold Coast Chargers, rugby league team ...
Gold Coast - Present-day Geography - Australia
... Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia Gold Coast City, local government area spanning the Gold Coast and surrounding areas Gold Coast Parklands Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens ...
Gold Coast - Literature
... Gold Coast, 1980 novel by Elmore Leonard (adapted in 1997 as a made for television film) The Gold Coast (DeMille novel), 1990 novel by Nelson DeMille The Gold Coast (book), book ...

More definitions of "gold":

  • (adj): Made from or covered with gold.
    Example: "Gold coins"; "the gold dome of the Capitol"
    Synonyms: golden, gilded
  • (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
  • (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"
  • (adj): Having the deep slightly brownish color of gold.
    Example: "A gold carpet"
    Synonyms: aureate, gilded, gilt, golden
  • (noun): Coins made of gold.
  • (noun): A deep yellow color.
    Example: "He admired the gold of her hair"
    Synonyms: amber

Famous quotes containing the word gold:

    I had very good dentures once. Some magnificent gold work. It’s the only form of jewelry a man can wear that women fully appreciate.
    Graham Greene (1904–1991)

    We are born with luck
    which is to say with gold in our mouth.
    As new and smooth as a grape,
    as pure as a pond in Alaska,
    as good as the stem of a green bean
    we are born and that ought to be enough....
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    There is too much sour grapes for my taste in the present American attitude. The time to denounce the bankers was when we were all feeding off their gold plate; not now! At present they have not only my sympathy but my preference. They are the last representatives of our native industries.
    Edith Wharton (1862–1937)