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

  • A section of coastal western Africa along the Gulf of Guinea roughly corresponding to present-day Ghana. It was named for the large quantities of gold formerly found in the area and brought to the coast for sale.
  • A former British colony (1874-1957) on the Gold Coast, now part of Ghana.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A city in southeast Queensland, Australia
  • proper n. A former British colony in Africa, consisting of what is now Ghana

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a part of the coast of Guinea, in West Africa.

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

  • n. a republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea
  • n. a rich neighborhood noted for expensive homes and luxurious living; usually along a coastal area


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • One of the days was down on the Gold Coast to see the facilities being set up for the British Olympic team to do pre-Olympic training away from the hurly-burly of Sydney.

    Journal 17 September

  • On the afternoon of August 29, Stuey picked up his phone in his room at the Gold Coast and called Sexton.

    One of a Kind

  • During the summer of 1998, Stuey once again found himself at a low ebb, depending upon others for handouts and loans, staying first at the Continental Motel, a third-rate gambling hall on South Maryland Avenue, for a month; and then at the Gold Coast for ten weeks, sinking into a miasma of despair in which he rarely left his room, spending most of his time doing drugs, watching television, and sleeping.

    One of a Kind

  • For a former world champion accustomed to playing in the biggest-money games in the known universe, $20 buy-in events at the Gold Coast casino were a huge comedown, but Earle looked on them as therapy.

    One of a Kind

  • A line of tornadoes running from Kansas down to Florida’s Gold Coast erupted without warning yesterday afternoon, leaving 734 dead and thousands injured and still missing, and meteorologists across the nation are left scrambling for an explanation.

    Memory of Fire

  • After ten weeks, his bill at the Gold Coast came to $6,600, at least half of it from the in-hotel movies and room service.

    One of a Kind

  • Next loomed the ITU World Championship on the Gold Coast in Australia, scheduled for September 12.

    The Grace to Race

  • I flew across the strait separating Xanth from the keys, then across the Gold Coast and southern Xanth, past Lake OgreChobee, and within sight of Mount Pinatuba, as you can see. "

    Cube Route


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.