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EN[ɡəʊld] [ɡɔʊld] [ɡoʊld] [-əʊld]
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  • Gold is a chemical element with symbol Au (from Latin: aurum) and atomic number 79. In its purest form, it is a bright, slightly reddish yellow, dense, soft, malleable and ductile metal. Chemically, gold is a transition metal and a group 11 element.
  • Gold's atomic number of 79 makes it one of the higher atomic number elements that occur naturally in the universe.
  • Gold resists attacks by individual acids, but it can be dissolved by aqua regia ("royal water" [nitro-hydrochloric acid], so named because it dissolves "the king of metals"). The acid mixture causes the formation of a soluble gold tetrachloride anion.
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    Definition of gold in English Dictionary

  • NounPLgoldsSUF-old
    1. NU A heavy yellow elemental metal of great value, with atomic number 79 and symbol Au.
      1. NC A coin made of this material, or supposedly so.
        1. NC A bright yellow colour, resembling the metal gold.
          1. gold colour:    
        2. NC The bullseye of an archery target.
          1. NC A gold medal.
            1. France has won three golds and five silvers.
          2. (figuratively) Anything or anyone considered to be very valuable.
            1. (gaming) Miscellaneous unit of currency in fantasy genre.
            2. VerbSGgoldsPRgoldingPT, PPgolded
              1. To pyrolyze or burn food until the color begins to change to a light brown, but not as dark as browning.
              2. Adjective
                1. Made of gold.
                  1. Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke. [ …] A silver snaffle on a heavy leather watch guard which connected the pockets of his corduroy waistcoat, together with a huge gold stirrup in his Ascot tie, sufficiently proclaimed his tastes.
                2. Having the colour of gold.
                  1. Soon after the arrival of Mrs. Campbell, dinner was announced by Abboye. He came into the drawing room resplendent in his gold-and-white turban. […] His cummerbund matched the turban in gold lines.
                3. (of commercial services) Premium, superior.
                  1. (programming, of software) In a finished state, ready for manufacturing.
                    1. The Company confirmed that Half-Life 2, developed by Valve Software, has gone gold with a planned retail street date of November 16, 2004.
                4. Adverb
                  1. of or referring to a gold version of something.
                  2. More Examples
                    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                      • They put on her a purple vest, thickly embroidered with gold and pearls, underdrawers of scarlet silk, and gauze trousers (such as Eastern women wear) of many folds.
                      • to sluice earth or gold dust in a sluice box in placer mining
                      • In rehearsals here the director, Oliver Butler, has brought up kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken objects with powdered gold or other colors to accentuate the cracks.
                    2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                      • The sword, whereof the web was steel, / Pommel rich stone, hilt gold.
                      • The alchemists tried to transmute base metals to gold.
                      • The alchemists sought to transform lead into gold.
                  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                    1. Adjectives
                      • Uncomparable adjectives
                      • Adverbs
                        • Uncomparable adverbs
                        • Nouns
                          • Countable nouns
                            • Singularia tantum
                              • Uncountable nouns
                            • Verbs
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                            5. en goldenrod
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                            Grammatically, this word "gold" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also an adverb, more specifically, an uncomparable adverb. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb.
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