from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Made of a hard base metal with an outer layer of gold.

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  • adj. Having a layer of gold applied to the surface


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  • This was Canada — and Martin — asserting itself as the class of the Olympic field with a convincing 6-3 victory, part of a gold-filled Saturday for the host country.

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  • Gold-plated and gold-filled antique styled rings are also reasonably priced.

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  • It was almost too painful to be outside, and even in the depths of the spice-smelling, gold-filled bazaars, where earmuffs were the big seller of the day, it was too cold to hang around.

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  • “Uh, thanks, Sam,” she said after she turned the eighteen-karat gold-filled pin over in her fingers.

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  • This was no "gold-filled bargain" from Sears, Roebuck; it was an expensive piece of fine jewelry.

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  • Examples include torn paintings, vintage games, or toys that are missing parts, gold-filled or plated watches with some or all of the gold worn off, etc.

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  • My first week on the job I sold several pieces of gold-filled jewelry then was teased by ...

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  • Judith Bright, makes only gold-filled jewelry, a technique where a layer of gold is bonded onto a cheaper base metal.

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  • A gold-filled 32-inch hand-hammered necklace, for example, costs $233, roughly a sixth what it would likely cost in 14-karat gold.

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  • Treasure hunters believe they are just yards away from uncovering parts of the lost Russian Amber Room, a gold room, a gold-filled chamber was looted by the Nazis back in the 1940s.

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