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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


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.


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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