Since ancient times, gold has been prized for its beauty, and purity since it does not oxidize or tarnish like most other metals. It has also been used as a store of value to build wealth and shield against hard times. Gold used in jewelry is almost always alloyed with other metals since gold in its pure form is very soft and malleable, and would n
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The Bank of England is perhaps best known for storing gold. The standard weight of a bar is around 12.5 kilos (27-28 pounds). The purity of a bar of gold is measured by its assay. An assay of 1000 means it is completely pure. To be in the vaults a bar has to have an assay of more than 995 (995 parts per 1000 gold).
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- made from or covered with gold 2. [n] - a soft yellow malleable ductile (trivalent and univalent) metallic element 3. [n] - coins made of gold 4. [n] - great wealth
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Code name for one of the landing beaches in Normandy (in the British/Canadian sector)
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The centre colour of the multicoloured target used in target archery. Also the highest scoring zone on a target face.
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A soft yellow precious metal found in pure nuggets or extracted by sieving ground rock or sand. It was a highly prized metal for its decorative qualities and is found as jewellery in particular. The metal can be worked cold, including hammer welding. Uses: Jewellery - torcs, bracelets, fibula Coins - called a stater (used by Belgae/Gallic tribes)
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Gold is a soft metal with a characteristic yellow colour. It is the most malleable and ductile of any element. It is unaffected by air, water, alkalis and acids, with the exception of 'aqua regia', HNO3
/HCl. The fact that it is chemically unreactive means that it is often found in its natural state. It is a good thermal and electrical co
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GOLD: The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD), a collaborative project of the US National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Its goals are to increase awareness of COPD (chronic obstructive pulomonary disease) and to decrease morbidity and mortality from it. GOLD aims to impro
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The most versatile precious metal of all. It is more ductile than any other metal, with the capacity of being drawn out into a fine wire, and so malleable that it can be beaten into a leaf 4 millionths of an inch (a 10 thousandth of a millimetre) thick. Gold is resistant to corrosion, and to the action of solvents. Pure, 24 carat gold is too soft a
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(gōld), Golde Goolde
(gōld) noun (Botany)
An old English name of some yellow flower, -- the marigold ( Calendula
), according to Dr. Prior, but in Chaucer perhaps the turnsole.
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Gold (gōld) noun [ Anglo-Saxon gold ; akin to Dutch goud , Old Saxon & German gold , Icelandic gull , Swedish & Danish guld , Goth. gulþ , Russian & OSlav. zlato ; probably akin to English yellow . √49, 234. See Yellow
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1. <chemistry> A metallic element, constituting the most precious metal used as a common commercial medium of exchange. It has a characteristic yellow colour, is one of the heaviest substances known (specific gravity 19.32), is soft, and very malleable and ductile. It is quite unalterable by heat, moisture, and most corrosive agents, and ther
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made from or covered with gold; `gold coins`; `the gold dome of the Capitol`; `the golden calf`; `gilded icons`
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Gold, Latin aurum, was already legal tender before the first coins. The oldest gold coins derive from the seventh century BC.
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(Au) (gōld) chemical element, atomic number 79, atomic weight 196.967. Gold and many of its compounds are used in medicine, especially in treating rheumatoid arthritis. Gold salts are among the most toxic of therapeutic agents and must be given only under strict medical supervision. Tox...
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• (n.) Alt. of Goolde • (v. t.) Figuratively, something precious or pure; as, hearts of gold. • (v. t.) Money; riches; wealth. • (v. t.) A metallic element, constituting the most precious metal used as a common commercial medium of exchange. It has a characteristic yellow color, is one of the heaviest substances known (specific
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chemical element, a dense, lustrous, yellow precious metal of Group Ib, Period 6, of the periodic table. Gold has several qualities that have made it ... [55 related articles]
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Gold is a English boy name. The meaning of the name is `blond` Gold,Golden The name Gold doesn`t appear In the US top 1000 most common names over de last 128 years. The name Gold seems to be unique!
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Type: Term Pronunciation: gōld Definitions: 1. A yellow metallic element, atomic no. 79, atomic wt. 196.96654; 198Au (half-life of 2.694 days) is used to treat some tumor types, for radiation synovectomy, and in imaging; various gold salts are used to treat rheumatologic diseases. Synonyms: aurum &...
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- a deep yellow color
- 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
- great wealth
Native gold. Credit: U.S. Geological Survey A soft, bright yellow, corrosion-resistant element, one of the family of noble metals, and the most malleable and ductile metal. It occurs in group IB of the periodic table and is a transition element Gold occurs native...
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gold, metallic chemical element; symbol Au [Lat. aurum=shining dawn]; at. no. 79; at. wt. 196.9665; m.p. 1,064.43°C; b.p. 2,808°C; sp. gr. 19.32 at 20°C; valence +1 or +3.Gold is very ductile and is the most malleable metal; it can be beaten into extremely thin sheets of gold leaf. Only ...
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Gold is slang for cannabis.
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