- (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
Related Words for goldergilt, halcyon, aureate, blond, blonde, dusty, honeyed, straw, tan, tawny, wheat, auric, auriferous, aurous, caramel, flaxen, ochroid, gilded, aurelian
Examples from the Web for golder
Historical Examples of golder
She said there was one place she'd never been to, and that was Golder's Hill.The Combined Maze
Quickly Craig ran his eye over the mass of papers on Miss Golder's desk.
Mr. Golder, is that gentleman who called at your house the last time I had the pleasure of visiting you yet living?Talkers
Miss Golder took from a cabinet several handsomely printed pamphlets extolling the skill and success of Dr. Loeb.
Imagine my surprise when I saw Miss Golder step off nervously and hurry up the main street.
- 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
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.