1. [ noun ] (color) a deep yellow color
Synonyms: amber

"an amber light illuminated the room" "he admired the gold of her hair"

Related terms: yellow
2. [ noun ] coins made of gold
Related terms: precious_metal
3. [ noun ] (chemistry) 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
Synonyms: atomic_number_79 Au
Related terms: noble_metal guinea_gold gold_dust green_gold gold_leaf sylvanite dental_gold gold_foil
4. [ adjective ] (color) having the deep slightly brownish color of gold
Synonyms: golden gilded gilt aureate

"long aureate (or golden) hair" "a gold carpet"

Related terms: chromatic
5. [ adjective ] made from or covered with gold
Synonyms: golden gilded

"gold coins" "the gold dome of the Capitol" "the golden calf" "gilded icons"

Related terms: metallic
6. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1984
7. [ noun ] 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"

Related terms: invaluableness
8. [ noun ] great wealth

"Whilst that for which all virtue now is sold, and almost every vice--almighty gold"--Ben Jonson

Related terms: wealth
Similar spelling:   gould