Synonyms for sterling
- the best
- very best
Antonyms for sterling
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STERLING
I presume half our people, on a pinch, could have brought the Sterling in.
Jack Pugh staid behind, the Sterling being about to load for Ireland.
The Sterling was short-handed this passage, mustering but four hands in a watch.
The Sterling loved to be under water, even in moderate weather.
This voyage carried me to London for the first time since I left it in the Sterling.
There are two Captains Cooper in the navy,--father and son,--but neither had been in the Sterling.
She had money on board (the plunder of Malta) to the amount of L600,000 sterling.
Mr. Severance was a man of many rare and sterling attractions.
I had arrived with a purse of thirty thousand pounds sterling.
For Jan it was only another proof that Tony possessed a sterling character.
c.1300, "silver penny," probably from Middle English sterre (see star (n.)), from the stars that appeared in the design of certain Norman coins, + diminutive suffix -ling. The other theory is that it derives from Old French estedre "stater" (see stater).
Sense broadened by 1560s to "money having the quality of the sterling," and c.1600 to "English money in general." A pound sterling was originally "a pound weight of sterlings," equal to about 240 of them.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR STERLING
- batting a thousand
- not bad
- not too shabby