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[gohld] /goʊld/
noun
1.
Herbert, born 1924, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
2.
Thomas, 1920–2004, U.S. astronomer, born in Austria: formulated the steady-state theory of the universe.
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Gold

/ɡəʊld/
noun
1.
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

gold

/ɡəʊld/
noun
1.
  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
2.
a coin or coins made of this metal
3.
money; wealth
4.
something precious, beautiful, etc, such as a noble nature (esp in the phrase heart of gold)
5.
  1. a deep yellow colour, sometimes with a brownish tinge
  2. (as adjective): a gold carpet
6.
(archery) the bull's eye of a target, scoring nine points
7.
short for gold medal
Word Origin
Old English gold; related to Old Norse gull, Gothic gulth, Old High German gold
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Word Origin and History for herbert gold

gold

n.

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.

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herbert gold in Medicine

gold (gōld)
n.
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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herbert gold in Science
gold
  (gōld)   
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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gold

noun

A high grade of marijuana (1960s+ Narcotics)

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