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


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