gold foil


sheets of gold slightly thicker than gold leaf.

Origin of gold foil

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325

Related forms

gold-foil, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gold foil

  • There were casks of spirits and rows of bottles with gold-foil round their necks.

  • That is just as a dentist jams one little bit of gold-foil home, and then another, and then another.

    How To Do It|Edward Everett Hale
  • Cutting this, he found still a third covering of a finely pounded metal looking like gold-foil.

    The Web of the Golden Spider|Frederick Orin Bartlett
  • A small palm tree was set in the midst of the arena,—the trunk bronze, the leaves one sheen of gold-foil.

    God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis

British Dictionary definitions for gold foil

gold foil


thin gold sheet that is thicker than gold leaf
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