from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A unit of measure for the fineness of gold, equal to 1/24 part. Pure gold is 24 karat; gold that is 50 percent pure is 12 karat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A unit of fineness or concentration of gold equalling 1/24 part of gold in an alloy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the unit of measurement for the proportion of gold in an alloy; 18-karat gold is 75 2.122e-314old; 24-karat gold is pure gold.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See carat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the unit of measurement for the proportion of gold in an alloy; 18-karat gold is 75% gold; 24-karat gold is pure gold
Whenever gold is purchased, sold, or even discussed, the term karat weight seems to tag along with it.
Vronsky, Anna Karenina's faithless lover, is from the Russian voron, ` raven, 'and Karenina is from the word karat ` to punish.'
Also, that dental gold is more than 15-karat, which is, sadly, better quality than most of the jewelry I own.
A karat is a measure of the portion of pure gold in an alloy.
The mystique surrounding words such as karat and carat most probably survives from the days of the Old World craftsmen.
New .9999 fine (24 karat) 1-oz legal tender $50 gold coins will be added to the U.S.
The man approached William Pace on Sunday and offered to sell him a bracelet and chain marked as 14 karat gold for $100.
The 18 karat gold plate cup of starry, sparkling Swarovski crystals is sure to please the most glam recipient.
Medvedev prizval zhestko karat za reyderstvo, Vedomosti, February 27, 2008.
A painting of Our Lady Of Guadalupe is encased in an 18 karat gold frame and flanked by gleaming white pillars and side panels of gold and pink.
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