- a person who makes or sells articles of gold.
- (formerly) such a person also acting as a banker, moneylender, etc.
Origin of goldsmith
- Oliver,1730?–74, Irish poet, playwright, essayist, and novelist.
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Examples from the Web for goldsmith
Goldsmith replied, “Does that mean we have to sit back and do nothing?”Do They Know It’s Time to Stop Band Aid?
November 22, 2014
I guess it begins with Shakespeare, but it includes She Stoops to Conquer by Goldsmith.How I Write: Richard Posner
November 7, 2013
Goldsmith sold his recruitment business, Computer Futures, for £275 million in 2005.Kate's Naughty Coke Sniffing Uncle Gary Lifts lid on Kate, Pippa and William!
March 18, 2013
Aspinall and Goldsmith definitely had the means and the motive to help Lucan flee.
So when it came to the wire, Aspinall and Goldsmith would have seen their friend right, whatever the consequences.
How comes he so finely dressed, the son of the modest Nuremberg goldsmith?
Master Jan, the Brussels goldsmith, paid me three Philips fl.
Goldsmith wrote the 'Vicar' on the third, but I've not got up to that yet.The Manxman
A dispute arose as to the site of Goldsmith's Deserted Village.
The goldsmith was a rude, peppery fellow, who did not mince his words.Mistress Wilding
- a dealer in articles made of gold
- an artisan who makes such articles
- (formerly) a dealer or manufacturer of gold articles who also engaged in banking or other financial business
- (in Malaysia) a Chinese jeweller
- Oliver. ?1730–74, Irish poet, dramatist, and novelist. His works include the novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), the poem The Deserted Village (1770), and the comedy She Stoops to Conquer (1773)
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Word Origin and History for goldsmith
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