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  1. a deep yellow color; "an amber light illuminated the room"; "he admired the gold of her hair" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a soft yellow malleable ductile (trivalent and univalent) metallic element; occurs mainly as nuggets in rocks and alluvial deposits; does not react with most chemicals but is attacked by chlorine and aqua regia Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. having the deep slightly brownish color of gold; "long aureate (or golden) hair"; "a gold carpet" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. made from or covered with gold; "gold coins"; "the gold dome of the Capitol"; "the golden calf"; "gilded icons" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. great wealth; "Whilst that for which all virtue now is sold, and almost every vice--almighty gold"--Ben Jonson Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. coins made of gold Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. something likened to the metal in brightness or preciousness or superiority etc.; "the child was as good as gold"; "she has a heart of gold" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. Alt. of Goolde Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Money; riches; wealth. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A yellow color, like that of the metal; as, a flower tipped with gold. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Figuratively, something precious or pure; as, hearts of gold. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Made of gold; consisting of gold. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. A yellow metallic element with the atomic symbol Au, atomic number 79, and atomic weight 197. It is used in jewelry, goldplating of other metals, as currency, and in dental restoration. Many of its clinical applications are in the form of its salts. Medical Dictionary DB
  15. A precious metallic element of a bright yellow color when pure, very heavy, soft, malleable, and ductile, used for coinage and jewelry; money; wealth; precious or pure quality. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. The metallic element, aurum. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  17. One of the precious metals much used for coin: money, riches: yellow, gold color. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. A yellow, precious metal; money. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. A precious metal of a yellow color, very heavy, ductile, and malleable; money made of this metal; hence, wealth. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. A precious metal of a yellow colour, the most valuable, ductile, malleable, and heaviest, except platina, of all the metals; money; riches; wealth; something genuine and of value; a bright yellow colour. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. One of the precious metals, of a bright yellow colour; money; riches; wealth. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. Made or consisting of gold. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. Gold was known from the very earliest times. ( Genesis 2:11 ) It was at first used chiefly for ornaments, etc. ( Genesis 24:22 ) Coined money was not known to the ancients till a comparatively late period; and on the Egyptian tombs gold is represented as being weighed in rings for commercial purposes. Comp. ( Genesis 43:21 ) Gold was extremely abundant in ancient times, ( 1 Chronicles 22:14 ; 2 Chronicles 1:15 ; 9:9 ; Daniel 3:1 ; Nahum 2:9 ) but this did not depreciate its value, because of the enormous quantities consumed by the wealthy in furniture, etc. ( 1 Kings 6:22 ) 10 passim ; ( Esther 1:6 ; Song of Solomon 3:9 Song of Solomon 3:10 ; Jeremiah 10:9 ) The chief countries mentioned as producing gold are Arabia, Sheba and Ophir. ( 1 Kings 9:28 ; 10:1 ; Job 28:16 ) biblestudytools.com
  24. Heb. zahab, so called from its yellow colour ( Exodus 25:11 ; 1 Chronicles 28:18 ; 2 Chr 3:5 ). biblestudytools.com
  25. Heb. segor, from its compactness, or as being enclosed or treasured up; thus precious or "fine gold" ( 1 Kings 6:20 ; 7:49 ). biblestudytools.com
  26. Heb. paz, native or pure gold ( Job 28:17 ; Psalms 19:10 ; 21:3 , etc.). biblestudytools.com
  27. Heb. betzer, "ore of gold or silver" as dug out of the mine ( Job 36:19 , where it means simply riches). biblestudytools.com
  28. Heb. kethem, i.e., something concealed or separated ( Job 28:16 Job 28:19 ; Psalms 45:9 ; Proverbs 25:12 ). Rendered "golden wedge" in Isaiah 13:12 . biblestudytools.com
  29. Heb. haruts, i.e., dug out; poetic for gold ( Proverbs 8:10 ; 16:16 ; Zechariah 9:3 ). Gold was known from the earliest times ( Genesis 2:11 ). It was principally used for ornaments ( Genesis 24:22 ). It was very abundant ( 1 Chronicles 22:14 ; Nahum 2:9 ; Daniel 3:1 ). Many tons of it were used in connection with the temple ( 2 Chronicles 1:15 ). It was found in Arabia, Sheba, and Ophir ( 1 Kings 9:28 ; 10:1 ; Job 28:16 ), but not in Palestine. In Daniel 2:38 , the Babylonian Empire is spoken of as a "head of gold" because of its great riches; and Babylon was called by ( Isaiah 14:4 ) the "golden city" (RSV marg., "exactress," adopting the reading marhebah , instead of the usual word madhebah ). These dictionary topics are fromM.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible[T] indicates this entry was also found in Torrey's Topical Textbook[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible DictionaryBibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Gold". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". . biblestudytools.com
  30. A commodity traded on the spot and futures market, this is a well-known precious metal. Gold is sold by market contract. 100 troy ounces is a unit of gold in a contract on NYMEX. Each market tick in price is $.10 per troy ounce; $10 per contract. If gold's spot price reaches over $75 per troy ounce higher or lower than the previous day's closing price, the exchange will call a halt to trading. Although there are exception to this rule, this change is $7500 per contract swings. During the final 20 minutes of the trading day, maximum daily price fluctuations are lifted . (Trading Symbol GC). Refer to Minimum Price Movement. thelawdictionary.org
  31. A metal used in making money, or coin. It is pure when the metal is unmixed with any other. Standard gold, is gold mixed with some other metal, called alloy. Vide Money. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  32. g[=o]ld, n. one of the precious metals much used for coin: money: riches: anything very precious: yellow, gold colour.--adj. made of or like gold.--ns. GOLD'-BEAT'ER, one whose trade is to beat gold into gold-leaf; GOLD'-BEAT'ERS'-SKIN, the outer coat of the cæcum of the ox; GOLD'-BEAT'ING.--adj. GOLD'-BOUND (Shak.), encompassed with gold.--ns. GOLD'-CLOTH, cloth woven with threads of gold; GOLD'-CREST, a golden-crested bird of genus Regulus; GOLD'-DIG'GER, one who digs for or mines gold, esp. a placer-miner; GOLD'-DUST, gold in dust or very fine particles, as it is sometimes found in rivers.--adj. GOLD'EN, made of gold: of the colour of gold: bright: most valuable: happy: highly favourable.--v.t. to become golden.--ns. GOLD'EN-AGE, an early period in history, a time of innocence and happiness; GOLD'EN-EYE, a species of oceanic ducks which breed in the Arctic regions, and are winter visitants of Britain.--adj. GOLD'EN-HILT'ED (Tenn.), having a hilt made of, or mounted with, gold.--adv. GOLD'ENLY (Tenn.), splendidly, delightfully.--ns. GOLD'EN-ROD, any herb of the genus Solidago, of the aster family; GOLD'-F[=E]'VER, a mania for seeking gold; GOLD'-FIELD, a region where gold is found; GOLD'FINCH, the most beautiful of English finches, with very handsome plumage, in which black, crimson-red, yellow, and white are, in the adult male, exquisitely mingled; GOLD'FISH, a Chinese and Japanese fresh-water fish, nearly allied to the carp--in its native waters it is brownish, but when domesticated becomes golden-yellow; GOLD'-FOIL, gold beaten into thin sheets, used by dentists; GOLD'ILOCKS, GOLD'YLOCKS, a common name for Ranunculus (q.v.); GOLD'-LACE, lace made of gold-thread; GOLD'-LEAF, gold beaten extremely thin, or into leaves; GOLD'-LIL'Y, the yellow lily; GOLD'-MINE, a mine from which gold is dug; GOLD'-PLATE, vessels and utensils of gold collectively; GOLD'SMITH, a worker in gold and silver; GOLD'SPINK (Scot.), the goldfinch; GOLD'STICK, the colonel of a regiment of life-guards who attends the sovereign on state occasions--he receives a gold rod with his commission; GOLD'-THREAD, a ranunculaceous plant found from Denmark to Siberia, with evergreen leaves, resembling those of the strawberry: a thread formed of a strip of gold-leaf laid over a thread of silk; GOLD'-WASH'ER, one who obtains gold by washing it from sand and GRAVEL: a cradle or other implement for washing gold from auriferous dirt; GOLD'-WIRE, wire made of or covered with gold.--Golden beetle, the name popularly given to many members of the Chrysomela genus of coleopterous insects, marked by their metallic splendour of colour; GOLDEN BULL (L. bulla aurea), an edict issued by the Emperor Charles IV. in 1356, mainly for the purpose of settling the law of imperial elections; GOLDEN FLEECE, in Greek mythology, the fleece of the ram Chrysomallus, the recovery of which was the object of the famous expedition of the Argonauts--it gave its name to a celebrated order of knighthood in Austria and Spain, founded in 1429; GOLDEN HORDE, the Kipchaks, a Turkic people, whose empire was founded in central and southern Russia by Batu in the 13th century; GOLDEN LEGEND (L. aurea legenda), a celebrated medieval collection of lives of the greater saints, the work of Jacobus de Voragine (1230-98); GOLDEN NUMBER for any year, the number of that year in the Metonic Cycle, and as this cycle embraces nineteen years, the golden numbers range from one to nineteen; GOLDEN ROSE, a rose formed of wrought gold, and blessed by the Pope in person on the fourth Sunday in Lent, usually presented to some Catholic prince. [A.S. gold; Ice. gull, Ger. gold, Goth. gulth, Russ. zlato, Gr. chrysos.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  33. A solid, yellow, very brilliant, hard, very ductile, malleable, tenacious, and heavy metal; found in nature, either in its native state, or combined with a little silver, copper, or iron. S.-g. 19-25. Muriate or Chloride of Gold, Auri Chloridum seu Ter chloridum seu Murias seu Chloruretum, Aurum Muriaticum seu Chloratum seu Oxydulatum muriaticum seu Salitum, (F.) Chlorure ou Muriate ou Hydro-chlorate d'or has been admitted into the Pharmacopoeia of the United States, and into that of Paris, &c. The formulae, however, differ. That of the United States is a muriate with two bases; and is prepared, according to the form of Dr. Chrestien, by dissolving the gold in a mixture of nitric and muriatic acids, and adding chloride of sodium to the residuum after evaporation; then redissolving and evaporating slowly to dryness. The Parisian formula for the Muriate d'or, Murias seu Chloruretum Auri, consists in simply dissolving the gold in the acids, and evaporating to dryness. It has been recommended as an antisyphilitic in old, rebellious, venereal affections, exostoses, and in venereal, scrofulous or cancerous glandular enlargements. Dose, gr. 1-8th to gr. ss, rubbed on the tongue or gums. Internally, one-sixteenth of a grain, in pills. Various other preparations, as the Cyanide or Tercyanide, (Auri Cyanidum seu Cyanuretum seu Tercyanidum, (F.) Cyanure d'or;) the metallic gold in a state of division (Aurum metallicum, Pulvis Anri, (F.) Or divise ou metallique,) obtained by amalgamating gold with mercury and driving the latter off by heat; and in the form of filings (Aurum limaturn); the Chloride of Gold and Sodium, (Aurum muriaticum natronatum seu muriaticum seu chloratum natronatum, I Chloretum Auricum Chloreto natrii, Murias Aurico-natricum, Chloruretum auri et natrii, Sodii auro-terchloridum. Hydrochlorate or muriate of Gold and Soda, (F.) Chlorure d'or et de Sodium, Hydrochlorate on muriate d'or et de Soude); the Nitromuriote of Gold, (Aurum Nitrico muriaticum, Auri nitromurias, (F.) Nitromuriate d'or;) the Oxide of Gold, (Anri Oxidum, Aurum Oxidatum, Auri teroxidum, Peroxide of gold, Auric acid, (F.) Oxide d'or); and the Iodide of Gold, (Auri lodidum seu Ioduretum, (F.) Iodure d'or,) have been employed in the like affections, and with similar results. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  34. [Latin] A solid metallic element; sp. gr., 19.3; atomic weight, 196.7; symbol, Au, G. is very malleable and ductile, takes a high polish, and is but little affected by chemical agents, except nitro-hydrochloric acid, which dissolves it. G. combines with other metals to form alloys; the alloy with mercury (G. amalgam), and also metallic g., are used for filling teeth. In composition, g. is sometimes univalent, forming Aurous compounds; sometimes trivalent, forming Auric compounds. G. trichloride (G. chloride, Auric chloride, Auri chloridum), AuCl3, is used as a caustic for malignant ulcers. G. and sodium chloride (Auri et sodii chloridum, U. S., Auronatrium chloratum, G. P.), AuCl3.NaCl+ 2H2O (mixed with varying proportions of g. chloride, AuCl3), is given in syphilis and scrofula in doses of gr. 0.05 (gm. 0.003). na
  35. Precious yellow non-rusting malleable ductile metal of high specific gravity (as GOOD as g.); coins made of this, money in large sums, wealth; (fig.) brilliant, beautiful, or precious things, stuff, &c. (a heart, voice, of g.; age of g., =Golden age; she is pure g.; all that glisters or glitters is not g.); the metal used for coating surface or as pigment, gilding; the colour of the metal (old g. n., dull brownish-golden yellow; old-g. adj., thus coloured); g.-amalgam, g. combined with mercury in plastic state; g.-beater, one who beats g. out into g.-leaf, g.-beater\'s skin, membrane used to separate leaves of g. during beating, also as covering for slight wounds; g.-DIGGER; g.-dust, g. in fine particles as often found; g.-fever, rage for going in search of g.; g.-field, district in which g. is found; goldfinch, bright-coloured song-bird with patch of yellow on wings, (slang) gold coin, sovereign; g.-fish, small red Chinese carp kept for ornament; g.-foil, g.-leaf, g. beaten into thin sheet, -foil being the thicker; g.-mine, lit., & fig. source of wealth; g. plate, vessels made of g.; g.-rush, a rush to some new g.-field; goldsmith, worker in g. (g.-s. beetle, with g.-coloured wing-covers); G.-stick, (bearer of) gilt rod borne on State occasions by colonel of Lifeguards or captain of Gentlemen-at-arms. (Adj.) wholly or chiefly of, coloured like, g. [German] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  36. Heavy yellow metal : several of its salts are medicinal. American pocket medical dictionary.
  37. A metallic element known from the earliest times. It is a soft, bright yellow, lustrous substance, and is exceedingly tenacious, malleable, and ductile. It is not oxidized at any temperature by contact with water or oxygen, and is not attacked by any acids except selenic acid and a mixture which, like nitrohydrochloric acid, contains nascent chlorin. It is also attacked by alkalis. Symbol, Au; atomic weight, 1962. None of the salts of gold are of great therapeutic importance. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  38. n. [Anglo-Saxon, Icelandic] A precious metal of a reddish-yellow colour and metallic lustre, remarkable for its ductility and malleability;—money; riches; wealth ;—a yellow colour like that of the metal. Cabinet Dictionary
  39. The purest, heaviest, and most precious of all metals ; money. Complete Dictionary

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