a person who makes or sells articles of gold.
(formerly) such a person also acting as a banker, moneylender, etc.
Other definitions for Goldsmith (2 of 2)
Oliver, 1730?–74, Irish poet, playwright, essayist, and novelist.
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British Dictionary definitions for goldsmith (1 of 2)
a dealer in articles made of gold
an artisan who makes such articles
(formerly) a dealer or manufacturer of gold articles who also engaged in banking or other financial business
(in Malaysia) a Chinese jeweller
British Dictionary definitions for Goldsmith (2 of 2)
Oliver. ?1730–74, Irish poet, dramatist, and novelist. His works include the novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), the poem The Deserted Village (1770), and the comedy She Stoops to Conquer (1773)
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