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Topic: CURRENCIES

Language: Old English
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gold

1 noun
     
gold
gold1 S2 W2
1 [uncountable]HCEHCE a valuable soft yellow metal that is used to make coins, jewellery etc. It is a chemical element: symbol Au:
a gold ring
pure/solid gold
solid gold watches
9/18/22/24 carat gold (=a measurement used to show how pure gold is)
2 [uncountable]PEC coins, jewellery etc made of gold:
She came to the party dripping with gold (=wearing a lot of gold).
3 [uncountable and countable]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 heart (2)
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