- 1 [uncountable] (symbol Au) a chemical element. Gold is a yellow precious metal used for making coins, jewelry, decorative objects, etc. a gold bracelet/ring/watch, etc. 18-karat gold the country's gold reserves made of solid/pure gold see also fool's gold
- 2[uncountable] money, jewelry, etc. that is made of gold His wife was dripping with (= wearing a lot of) gold.
- 3[uncountable, countable] the color of gold I love the reds and golds of the fall.
- 4[uncountable, countable] = gold medal The team look set to win Olympic gold. He won three golds and a bronze. Idioms
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not everything that seems good, attractive, etc. is actually good, etc.
all that glitters is not gold (saying)jump to other results
a large prize or reward that someone hopes for but is unlikely to get
a crock/pot of goldjump to other results
behaving in a way that other people approve of The kids have been as good as gold all day.
(as) good as gold (informal)jump to other results
to be a very kind person
have a heart of goldjump to other results
used to say that it seems easy to make money in a place
the streets are paved with gold (saying)jump to other results
to find or do something that brings you a lot of success or money He has struck gold with his latest novel.
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very useful or valuable A good mechanic is worth his weight in gold.
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