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English adjective: gold

1. gold made from or covered with gold


SamplesGold coins.
The gold dome of the Capitol.
The golden calf.
Gilded icons.


Synonymsgilded, golden


Similarmetal, metallic


Antonymsnonmetal, nonmetallic

2. gold having the deep slightly brownish color of gold


SamplesLong aureate (or golden) hair.
A gold carpet.


Synonymsaureate, gilded, gilt, golden


Similarchromatic


Antonymsachromatic, neutral


English noun: gold

1. gold (possession) coins made of gold


Broader (hypernym)precious metal


Substance holonymatomic number 79, Au, gold

2. gold (attribute) a deep yellow color


SamplesAn amber light illuminated the room.
He admired the gold of her hair.


Synonymsamber


Broader (hypernym)yellow, yellowness

3. gold (substance) 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


Synonymsatomic number 79, Au


Broader (hypernym)noble metal


Narrower (hyponym)24-karat gold, gold dust, green gold, guinea gold, pure gold


Substance meronymdental gold, gold, gold foil, gold leaf, graphic tellurium, sylvanite

4. gold (possession) great wealth


SamplesWhilst that for which all virtue now is sold, and almost every vice--almighty gold.


Broader (hypernym)riches, wealth

5. gold (attribute) something likened to the metal in brightness or preciousness or superiority etc.


SamplesThe child was as good as gold.
She has a heart of gold.


Broader (hypernym)invaluableness, preciousness, pricelessness, valuableness









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