Definitions

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

  • n. An area containing abundant deposits of gold or gold ore.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An area where gold ore is found

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a region in which are deposits of gold.
  • n. a district where gold is mined.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A district or region where gold-mining is carried on.
  • n. plural In California, a plant of the composite genus Bæria and to some extent of the related genus Lasthenia: so named from the fact that these plants cover the ground with their yellow bloom. The species are low herbs, some of which endure saline or alkaline soil.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a district where gold is mined

Etymologies

gold +‎ field (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Brainstorm this; NOT only American soil means of FORTUNE found, fortune magazine that the rest of USA also a huge goldfield they should cover up, the use of accept only credit card make people who have the money who have yet access to credit card eager to buy, so If company like to more fortune.

    What Should Fortune Brainstorm About?

  • Sent Kekwick and one of the men to examine the goldfield, and to select a place for sinking tomorrow morning.

    The Journals of John McDouall Stuart

  • It has been charged that the goldfield volunteers, fearful of being called east to tight in the Civil War, deliberately attempted to foment an Indian war which would keep them at home.

    THE AMERICAN WEST

  • Next to the Commissioner and the P.M., the Inspector of Police is the biggest man in a country town or on a goldfield.

    Robbery Under Arms

  • Below lay the goldfield clearly marked out by hundreds of camp-fires that were still red and showed bright in the darkened sky.

    Robbery Under Arms

  • The big man of the goldfield seemed to be the Commissioner.

    Robbery Under Arms

  • No man, it seems to me, has his right name on this confounded goldfield.

    Robbery Under Arms

  • Among the pioneers of a North Queensland goldfield were three mates, whose prospecting experiences had been varied; but they had not hitherto touched anything like the present — the matted vegetation, the close steamy heat, the rank smells of decaying vegetation, the breathless humidity.

    Last Leaves from Dunk Island

  • The exchange started life in 1887, one year after the discovery of the world's richest goldfield triggered a goldrush on which South Africa's commercial capital was founded.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • It seemed the entire population of the goldfield was there, packed around the small open space in which Francois was holding his prisoners.

    When the Lion Feeds

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