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Word of the Day 04/25/16 Gold

Gold (noun, adjective)
gold [gohld]


noun
1. a precious yellow metallic element, highly malleable and ductile, and not subject to oxidation or corrosion. Symbol: Au; atomic weight: 196.967; atomic number: 79; specific gravity: 19.3 at 20°C.
2. a quantity of gold coins: to pay in gold.
3. a monetary standard based on this metal; gold standard.
4. money; wealth; riches.
5. something likened to this metal in brightness, preciousness, superiority, etc.: a heart of gold.
6. a bright, metallic yellow color, sometimes tending toward brown.
7. gold medal.
8. (initial capital letter) Military. the code name for one of the five D-day invasion beaches, assaulted by British troops.

adjective
9. consisting of gold.
10. pertaining to gold.
11. like gold.
12. of the color of gold.
13. indicating the fiftieth event of a series, as a wedding anniversary.
14. (of a record, CD, or cassette) having sold a minimum of 500,000 copies.

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Origin: before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with German Gold, Gothic gulth

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