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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GOLD

Stater—A gold coin; estimated at about twelve shillings, three pence.

"He's gone off with my gold," exclaimed Paul Nichols, recovering from his stupefaction.

Still, the thought of the gold in his pockets afforded some satisfaction.

He had become so wedded to his gold that to lose it was like losing his heart's blood.

He's stolen five or six hundred dollars in gold from old Paul Nichols.

We shall be going West like the old '49-ers, seeking adventure and gold.

There was a pen the nibs of which were of ruby, set in gold, made by Doughty.

Suddenly he began betting in gold, ten dollars for each card he drew.

In other words, a great part of his gold has sprung from the blood of black slaves.

Behind the house the greensward slopes to a wheat-field that is like a wall of gold.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English gold, from Proto-Germanic *gulth- (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Old High German gold, German Gold, Middle Dutch gout, Dutch goud, Old Norse gull, Danish guld, Gothic gulþ), from PIE root *ghel- "yellow, green," possibly ultimately "bright" (cf. Old Church Slavonic zlato, Russian zoloto, Sanskrit hiranyam, Old Persian daraniya-, Avestan zaranya- "gold;" see Chloe).

As an adjective from c.1200. In reference to the color of the metal, it is recorded from c.1400. Gold rush is attested from 1859, originally in an Australian context. Gold medal as first prize in a contest is from 1908.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GOLD

award

nounprize or reward
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