gold foil

  1. sheets of gold slightly thicker than gold leaf.

Origin of gold foil

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325

Other words from gold foil

  • gold-foil, adjective

Words Nearby gold foil Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use gold foil in a sentence

  • 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
  • The bottles in which Vino Regalis was sold had yards of gold foil wrapped round their necks.

    The Island Mystery | George A. Birmingham
  • This tomb contained also a string of beads, barrel beads of lapis lazuli, carnelian and gold foil, and small discs of gold.

    El Kab | J.E. Quibell
  • A slip of zinc foil was folded round a narrow plate made of gold foil, and introduced into the solution.

    The Action of Medicines in the System | Frederick William Headland
  • Smithson's pile consists of a small plate of copper around which a piece of thin gold foil is wrapped.

    Legal Chemistry | A. Naquet

British Dictionary definitions for gold foil

gold foil

  1. thin gold sheet that is thicker than gold leaf

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