1) N-UNCOUNT Gold is a valuable, yellow-coloured metal that is used for making jewellery and ornaments, and as an international currency.

...a sapphire set in gold...

The price of gold was going up. coins.

2) N-UNCOUNT Gold is jewellery and other things that are made of gold.

We handed over all our gold and money.

3) COLOUR Something that is gold is a bright yellow colour, and is often shiny.

I'd been wearing Michel's black and gold shirt.

4) N-VAR A gold is the same as a gold medal. [INFORMAL]

His ambition was to win gold at the Atlanta Games in 1996...

This Saturday the British star is going for gold in the Winter Olympics.

5) PHRASE: v-link PHR, PHR after v (emphasis) If you say that a child is being as good as gold, you are emphasizing that they are behaving very well and are not causing you any problems.

The boys were as good as gold on our walk.

6) PHRASE: heart inflects, v PHR, with PHR (emphasis) If you say that someone has a heart of gold, you are emphasizing that they are very good and kind to other people.

They are all good boys with hearts of gold. They would never steal.

7) PHRASE Money that someone hopes they will get in the future is sometimes referred to as a pot of gold. Also a crock of gold, mainly in British English.

I would rather be honest with people than tell them that there is going to be some pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

8) See also fool's gold
to strike goldsee strike
worth one's weight in goldsee weight

English dictionary. 2008.

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