What is gold?

  • (adj): Having the deep slightly brownish color of gold.
    Example: "A gold carpet"
    Synonyms: aureate, gilded, gilt, golden
    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
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More definitions of "gold":

  • (noun): Coins made of gold.
  • (noun): Great wealth.
    Example: "Whilst that for which all virtue now is sold, and almost every vice--almighty gold"--Ben Jonson
  • (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): 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:

    As I have known them passionate and fine,
    The gold for which they leave the golden line
    Of lyric is a golden light divine,
    Never the gold of darkness from a mine.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    Burning hot is the ground, liquid gold is the air;
    Whoever looks round sees Eternity there.
    John Clare (1793–1864)

    The happiest two-job marriages I saw during my research were ones in which men and women shared the housework and parenting. What couples called good communication often meant that they were good at saying thanks to one another for small aspects of taking care of the family. Making it to the school play, helping a child read, cooking dinner in good spirit, remembering the grocery list,... these were silver and gold of the marital exchange.
    Arlie Hochschild (20th century)