- (of an audio recording) to attain sales of 500,000 copies or more.
- (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
Definition for gold (2 of 3)
Definition for gold (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for gold
And more than anything, I wanted a souvenir for my father, so I rolled him back, and he had gold teeth.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He headed west in 1860 for health reasons and to join the gold rush in Colorado.
As far as finally being acknowledged herself with that elusive Academy gold, well, Moore says she would not take it for granted.
While panning for gold, he made himself a large hat from the hides he had collected on his trip.
So too does Inherent Vice, which is something like a love letter written in pot smoke to the Gold Coast.
The harp can be made of wood, covered with gold paper, and strung with yellow cord.Home Pastimes; or Tableaux Vivants|James H. Head
At sunset the western sky will change to crimson and the eastern cliffs will change to gold.A Trip to the Orient|Robert Urie Jacob
I didn't say nothin' about the gold, but made believe I was huntin' coal.The Boy With the U.S. Miners|Francis Rolt-Wheeler
When dry, it had been given further distinction by two or three coats of gold paint.The Master's Violin|Myrtle Reed
It is pear-shaped, about five-eighths of an inch long, and mounted with a gold top, and a hook to pass through the ear.Jewellery|H. Clifford Smith,
British Dictionary definitions for gold (1 of 2)
- 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°CRelated adjectives: aurous, auric
- (as modifier)a gold mine
- a deep yellow colour, sometimes with a brownish tinge
- (as adjective)a gold carpet
Word Origin for gold
British Dictionary definitions for gold (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for gold
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.