gold Definition

a yellow precious metal, the chemical element of atomic number 79, valued especially for use in jewelry and decoration, and to guarantee the value of currencies.

Using gold: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "gold" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The ring was made of solid gold.

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    The Olympic gold medal is highly coveted.

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    The price of gold has been steadily increasing.

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    The pirate's treasure chest was filled with gold coins.

gold Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for gold

Phrases with gold

  • a kind and generous nature


    Despite his gruff exterior, he had a heart of gold.

  • strike gold

    to find or discover something valuable or rewarding


    After years of searching, they finally struck gold with their new business idea.

  • all that glitters is not gold

    things that appear valuable or worthwhile might not actually be so


    The job offer seemed too good to be true, but all that glitters is not gold.


Summary: gold in Brief

Gold [goʊld] is a yellow precious metal used in jewelry and decoration. It is also used to guarantee the value of currencies. Phrases like 'heart of gold' describe a kind and generous nature, while 'strike gold' means to find something valuable. 'All that glitters is not gold' cautions against appearances being deceiving.

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