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[gohld] /goʊld/
a precious yellow metallic element, highly malleable and ductile, and not subject to oxidation or corrosion. Symbol: Au; atomic weight: 196.967; atomic number: 79; specific gravity: 19.3 at 20°C.
a quantity of gold coins:
to pay in gold.
a monetary standard based on this metal; gold standard.
money; wealth; riches.
something likened to this metal in brightness, preciousness, superiority, etc.:
a heart of gold.
a bright, metallic yellow color, sometimes tending toward brown.
(initial capital letter) Military. the code name for one of the five D-day invasion beaches, assaulted by British troops.
consisting of gold.
pertaining to gold.
like gold.
of the color of gold.
indicating the fiftieth event of a series, as a wedding anniversary.
(of a record, CD, or cassette) having sold a minimum of 500,000 copies.
Origin of gold
before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with German Gold, Gothic gulth
Related forms
nongold, noun, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for golder
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  • He had begun life as a small jerry-builder at golder's Green, and had ended it a millionaire and a knight.

    Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo William Le Queux
  • Quickly Craig ran his eye over the mass of papers on Miss golder's desk.

    The Social Gangster Arthur B. Reeve
  • Mr. golder, is that gentleman who called at your house the last time I had the pleasure of visiting you yet living?

    Talkers John Bate
  • Miss golder took from a cabinet several handsomely printed pamphlets extolling the skill and success of Dr. Loeb.

    The Social Gangster Arthur B. Reeve
  • She said there was one place she'd never been to, and that was golder's Hill.

    The Combined Maze May Sinclair
  • Imagine my surprise when I saw Miss golder step off nervously and hurry up the main street.

    The Social Gangster Arthur B. Reeve
  • Professor golder is one of the few American historians who is perfectly at home with the Russian language.

British Dictionary definitions for golder


  1. a dense inert bright yellow element that is the most malleable and ductile metal, occurring in rocks and alluvial deposits: used as a monetary standard and in jewellery, dentistry, and plating. The radioisotope gold-198 (radiogold), with a half-life of 2.69 days, is used in radiotherapy. Symbol: Au; atomic no: 79; atomic wt: 196.96654; valency: 1 or 3; relative density: 19.3; melting pt: 1064.43°C; boiling pt: 2857°C related adjectives aurous auric
  2. (as modifier): a gold mine
a coin or coins made of this metal
money; wealth
something precious, beautiful, etc, such as a noble nature (esp in the phrase heart of gold)
  1. a deep yellow colour, sometimes with a brownish tinge
  2. (as adjective): a gold carpet
(archery) the bull's eye of a target, scoring nine points
short for gold medal
Word Origin
Old English gold; related to Old Norse gull, Gothic gulth, Old High German gold


Thomas. 1920–2004, Austrian-born astronomer, working in England and the US: with Bondi and Hoyle he proposed the steady-state theory of the universe
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Word Origin and History for golder



Old English gold, from Proto-Germanic *gulth- (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Old High German gold, German Gold, Middle Dutch gout, Dutch goud, Old Norse gull, Danish guld, Gothic gulþ), from PIE root *ghel- "yellow, green," possibly ultimately "bright" (cf. Old Church Slavonic zlato, Russian zoloto, Sanskrit hiranyam, Old Persian daraniya-, Avestan zaranya- "gold;" see Chloe).

As an adjective from c.1200. In reference to the color of the metal, it is recorded from c.1400. Gold rush is attested from 1859, originally in an Australian context. Gold medal as first prize in a contest is from 1908.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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golder in Medicine

gold (gōld)
Symbol Au
A soft yellow element that resists corrosion and is the most malleable and ductile metal. A good thermal and electrical conductor, gold is generally alloyed to increase its strength. Atomic number 79; atomic weight 196.967; melting point 1,064.2°C; boiling point 2,856°C; specific gravity 19.3; valence 1, 3.

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golder in Science
Symbol Au
A soft, shiny, yellow element that is the most malleable of all the metals. It occurs in veins and in alluvial deposits. Because it is very durable, resistant to corrosion, and a good conductor of heat and electricity, gold is used as a plated coating on electrical and mechanical components. It is also an international monetary standard and is used in jewelry and for decoration. Atomic number 79; atomic weight 196.967; melting point 1,063.0°C; boiling point 2,966.0°C; specific gravity 19.32; valence 1, 3. See Periodic Table. See Note at element.
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Slang definitions & phrases for golder



A high grade of marijuana (1960s+ Narcotics)

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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golder in the Bible

(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_).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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