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Dictionary definition for: Gold

1. (n) coins made of gold

2. (s) made from or covered with gold; "gold coins" "the gold dome of the Capitol" "the golden calf" "gilded icons"

3. (n) a deep yellow color; "an amber light illuminated the room" "he admired the gold of her hair"

4. (s) having the deep slightly brownish color of gold; "long aureate (or golden) hair" "a gold carpet"

5. (n) 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

6. (n) great wealth; "Whilst that for which all virtue now is sold, and almost every vice--almighty gold"--Ben Jonson

7. (n) 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"

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