gold

[ gohld ]
/ goʊld /

noun

adjective

Idioms

    go gold,
    1. (of an audio recording) to attain sales of 500,000 copies or more.
    2. (of a video game) to complete the development cycle from production through quality assurance testing and enter the sales and shipping cycle: The game went gold in November and was on store shelves for the holiday season.

Origin of gold

before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with German Gold, Gothic gulth

Related forms

non·gold, noun, adjective

Definition for gold (2 of 3)

Gold

1
[ gohld, gawld ]
/ goʊld, gɔld /

noun

Definition for gold (3 of 3)

Gold

2
[ gohld ]
/ goʊld /

noun

Herbert,born 1924, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
Thomas,1920–2004, U.S. astronomer, born in Austria: formulated the steady-state theory of the universe.
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British Dictionary definitions for gold (1 of 2)

gold

/ (ɡəʊld) /

noun

Word Origin for gold

Old English gold; related to Old Norse gull, Gothic gulth, Old High German gold

British Dictionary definitions for gold (2 of 2)

Gold

/ (ɡəʊld) /

noun

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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Medicine definitions for gold

gold

[ gōld ]

n. Symbol Au

A soft yellow element that resists corrosion and is the most malleable and ductile metal, used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and intravenously in liver imaging. Atomic number 79.
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Science definitions for gold

gold

[ gōld ]

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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