From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgoldgold1 /ɡəʊld $ ɡoʊld/ ●●● S2 W2 noun 1 [uncountable]HCMHCE a valuable soft yellow metal that is used to make coins, jewellery etc. It is a chemical element: symbol Au a gold ringpure/solid gold solid gold watches9/18/22/24 carat gold (=a measurement used to show how pure gold is) → strike gold at strike1(14)2 [uncountable]DCBPEC coins, jewellery etc made of gold She came to the party dripping with gold
(=wearing a lot of gold).3 [countable, uncountable]CC the colour of gold The room was decorated in golds and blues. Gold looks good on people with dark hair.4 [countable] informalDS a gold medal → have a heart of gold at heart1(2)5 → the pot of gold (at the end of the rainbow)
Examples from the Corpusgold• Like Coe, Abrahams finished with a gold and silver.• The finest gold has been changing hands in London - the world's biggest market - for £190 an ounce.• A weekend's sport in California no longer requires a surfboard: panning for gold is now the sport of choice.• Meredith caught the glint of gold in the thread.• Sales of gold from central banks were needed to fill the gap, Gold Fields said.• The flag's colors are red, gold, and blue.• His hair was red, so that Rostov knew that he was Altun, but there were strands of silver among the gold.• Hanson won the gold in the 100-meter dash.pure/solid gold• That was all part of the job - dig the dirt and then turn it into pure gold.• Links of pure gold may be forged in the flame of adversity.• More and more he pauses to observe a doubloon made of pure gold, fastened into the main mast.• He has-most difficult of all for architects-invented a language unmistakably his own. Solid gold.• At Naïm, House of Hair & Beauty you can treat yourself to solid gold highlights!• And much of that material was pure gold.• The weather was pure gold and wonderful.