Pronunciation: (gōld),[key] —n. 1. a precious yellow metallic element, highly malleable and ductile, and not subject to oxidation or corrosion. Symbol: Au; at. wt.: 196.967; at. no.: 79; sp. gr.: 19.3 at 20°C.
2. a quantity of gold coins: to pay in gold. 3. a monetary standard based on this metal; gold standard.
4. money; wealth; riches.
5. something likened to this metal in brightness, preciousness, superiority, etc.: a heart of gold. 6. a bright, metallic yellow color, sometimes tending toward brown.
7. See gold medal. 8. (cap.) Mil.the code name for one of the five D-day invasion beaches, assaulted by British troops.
—adj. 1. consisting of gold.
2. pertaining to gold.
3. like gold.
4. of the color of gold.
5. indicating the fiftieth event of a series, as a wedding anniversary. See table under wedding anniversary. 6. Music Slang.(of a recording or record album) having sold a minimum of 1 million single records or 500,000 LPs.