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.
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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