American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Gold or silver considered with respect to quantity rather than value.
- n. Gold or silver in the form of bars, ingots, or plates.
- n. A heavy lace trimming made of twisted gold or silver threads.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Gold or silver in the mass; gold or silver smelted and not perfectly refined, or refined but in bars, ingots, or any uncoined form, as plate.
- n. Uncurrent coin; coin received only at its metallic value.
- n. Figuratively, gold, as a sordid thing; mere wealth; mammon.
- n. A mint or assay-office.
- n. A boss; a stud; a showy metallic ornament either of gold or in imitation of gold, as a button, stud, hook, clasp, buckle, and the like.
- n. A fringe of thick twisted cords, such as will hang heavily. Bullion consisting of silk cords covered with fine gold or silver thread is much used for epaulets. Also called
- n. In glass-making, that part of the spheroidal mass of glass which has been attached to the pontil, after being blown and while undergoing the process of fattening into a sheet. When the tube is detached, it is called the bull's-eye (which see).
- n. A measure of capacity (of salt).
- n. A bulk quantity of precious metal, usually gold or silver, assessed by weight and typically cast as ingots.
- n. obsolete base or uncurrent coin
- n. obsolete showy metallic ornament, as of gold, silver, or copper, on bridles, saddles, etc.
- n. obsolete A heavy twisted fringe, made of fine gold or silver wire and used for epaulets; also, any heavy twisted fringe whose cords are prominent.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Uncoined gold or silver in the mass.
- n. obsolete Base or uncurrent coin.
- n. obsolete Showy metallic ornament, as of gold, silver, or copper, on bridles, saddles, etc.
- n. Heavy twisted fringe, made of fine gold or silver wire and used for epaulets; also, any heavy twisted fringe whose cords are prominent.
- n. gold or silver in bars or ingots
- n. a mass of precious metal
- From Middle English bulloin, bullioun, from Anglo-Norman bullion, of obscure origin, perhaps from French bouillon, extending the sense to that of 'melting'. Middle Dutch boelioen ("base metal") seems to have come from the unrelated French billon. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, ingot of precious metal, from Anglo-Norman, from Old French billon (from bille, stick; see billon) and from Old French bouillon, bubble on the surface of boiling liquid (from boilir, to boil; see boil1). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Every one want to save there wealth physically gold bullion is good choice.”
“Kind of funny that while the authorities (rightly in my opinion) took action to stop naked short selling of securities, naked short selling of bullion is considered just fine.”
“With the metal at $1,371 per ounce, up from $800, the two-year return on bullion is approximately 70%.”
“In this case have the uni series as good as outline in bullion as good as usually have the mascot name with purple as good as white.”
“This trafficking in bullion must be watched by a Illuminati, given bullion has always been an critical commodity for a Satanic Hierarchy.”
“In this box have the uni series as well as outline in bullion as well as usually have the mascot name with purple as well as white.”
“Varieties: A few known, including 2006 and later Burnished; 2006-P Reverse Proof, with frosted fields and brilliant devices; and West Point mintmarked 2006 coins in bullion coin sets that marked the 20th anniversary of the Bullion Coinage Program.”
“Most reputable advisors will tell you that the bullion is best for short term (less than 2 years) trading but if you want a less volatile, long-term investment then the Proofs are definitely the way to go.”
“One of our fellow Silver Bugs has come to me with a problem about the redemption of silver certificates in bullion (not money), and he and I would like your input.”
“Jewelery items should be taxable, while bullion is not, afaik.”
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