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Gold (IPA: /ˈɡoʊɫd/)


Gold (n.)

Alt. of Goolde

Gold (v. t.)

A metallic element, constituting the most precious metal used as a common commercial medium of exchange. It has a characteristic yellow color, is one of the heaviest substances known (specific gravity 19 .32), is soft, and very malleable and ductile. It is quite unalterable by heat, moisture, and most corrosive agents, and therefore well suited for its use in coin and jewelry. Symbol Au (Aurum). Atomic weight 196.7.

Gold (v. t.)

Money; riches; wealth.

Gold (v. t.)

A yellow color, like that of the metal; as, a flower tipped with gold.

Gold (v. t.)

Figuratively, something precious or pure; as, hearts of gold.

Gold

Chemical element with symbol Au and atomic number of 79; a yellow metal

Gold

Color

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Linker for ELF files

Gold

Generic video game currency

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Television drama

Gold (Last Name / Surname)

Gold is the #1,928 most common last name / surname from the 2010 United States Census. The census reported that 18,698 people had that surname.

Example Sentence (Quote)

".. .for all the gold that is beneath the moon, or that ever was, of these weary souls could not make a single one repose." - Inferno (Dante)

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [A]ny article which is well known to be valued by a large and easily accessible class of persons may be taken habitually in exchange for valued commodities, although those who take it do not want it for their own use, and it does not, on its own merits, occupy such a place on their relative scale as would justify the exchange .    If there is some article of very generally recognised value which actually takes its place, as directly significant, on the scales of a great number of people, it may come to be generally accepted, without any special calculation or consideration, by people who are not thinking of any use they may have for it themselves, but are aware that it occupies a sufficiently high relative place on the scales of others to recoup them for what they give in exchange for it .  As soon as this custom begins to be well established it will automatically extend and confirm itself, and the commodity in question will become a currency or medium of exchange, the special characteristic of a medium of exchange being that it is accepted by a man who does not want it, or does not want it as much as what he gives for it, in order that he may exchange it for something he wants more .    Concurrently with these developments, or perhaps in advance of them, the custom will grow up of estimating the marginal significance of things in terms of the generally accepted article even when the article does not pass from hand to hand in exchanges .    The convenience of such a standardising of values is obvious .  If everything is scheduled in terms of one selected commodity it is indefinitely easier than it would otherwise be to realise the terms on which alternatives are open to us; and if any man defines his marginal estimate of anything he possesses in terms of this standard commodity any other member of the community will at once know whether or not it stands higher on his own scale than on the other's, and therefore whether or not the conditions for a mutually advantageous exchange exist. In England the functions of a standardising commodity and of a medium of exchange are both alike performed by gold .  Gold is applied to a vast number of purposes in the arts and sciences, and were it more abundant it would replace other metals in many more .  Consequently a great number of easily accessible persons actually give a relatively high place to gold on their scales of preference, in virtue of its direct significance to them .  It is established by custom (and, so far as that is possible, by law) as the universally accepted commodity; and at the same time it is used as the common measure in terms of which our estimates of all exchangeable things may be stated." - Gold

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [Gold Cat shortened] Meow! Gold Cat!" - Tales of Vesperia

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A thirst for gold, The beggar's vice, which can but overwhelm The meanest hearts." - Gold

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver." - Words


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