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English

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A gold nugget.

Etymology

From Old English gold, from Proto-Germanic *gulþ-. Cognate with Dutch goud, German Gold, Swedish guld.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
gold

Plural
s

gold (s)
  1. (chemistry, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A heavy yellow elemental metal of great value, with atomic number 79 and symbol Au.
  2. (countable) A coin made of this material, or supposedly so.
  3. (countable) A bright yellow colour, resembling the metal gold.
    gold colour:   
  4. (countable) The bullseye of an archery target.
  5. (countable) A gold medal.
    France has won three golds and five silvers.
  6. (figuratively) Anything or anyone considered to be very valuable.

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Adjective

gold (not comparable)

Positive
gold

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Made of gold.
  2. Having the colour of gold.

Synonyms

  • (having the colour of gold): golden

Translations

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For etymology and more information refer to: http://elements.vanderkrogt.net/elem/au.html (A lot of the translations were taken from that site with permission from the author)


Danish

Adjective

gold

  1. barren
  2. sterile
  3. dry
    en gold ko — a dry cow

Dutch

Verb

gold

  1. Plural past tense of gelden.

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *gulþa, from Proto-Indo-European *ghltom. Cognate with Old Frisian gold, Old Saxon gold, Old High German gold (Dutch goud, German Gold), Old Norse goll, gull (Swedish guld), Gothic 𐌲𐌿𐌻𐌸. The Indo-European root is also the source of Proto-Slavic *zolto (Old Church Slavonic злато, Russian золото), Proto-Baltic *želt- (Lithuanian žel̃tas, Latvian želts).

Pronunciation

Noun

gold n.

  1. gold, riches, treasure
    Abram wæs swiðe welig on golde. Abram was very rich in gold. (Genesis)

Declension

Singular Plural
nominative gold gold
accusative gold gold
genitive goldes golda
dative golde goldum


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