gold


gold
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noun
1 yellow metal
ADJECTIVE
pure
real
solid
fool's
9-carat, 18-carat, etc.
molten
beaten, rolled
burnished
tarnished
white
VERB + GOLD
extract, mine, produce
look for, pan for, prospect for

He spent weeks panning for gold in the river.

discover, find, strike
be set in

The rubies were set in 18-carat gold.

GOLD + NOUN
mine, miner, mining, prospecting, prospector
rush

a gold-rush town

deposit, dust, nugget
bar, bullion, ingot
bracelet, chain, coin, earring, jewellery/jewelry, necklace, ring, etc.
leaf, plate
market, reserves, stocks

falling government gold stocks

standard

The currency was tied to the gold standard.

Disney remains the gold standard of family entertainment. (figurative)

PHRASES
a vein of gold

The next day he struck a rich vein of gold.

2 gold medal
ADJECTIVE
Olympic
VERB + GOLD
get, take, win

She got a gold in the long jump.

go for

She's going for gold this time.

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adj.
Gold is used with these nouns: ↑record

Collocations dictionary. 2013.