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  • n. A medal made of, or having the colour of, gold, used as a prize for winning
  • n. Finishing in first position, winning

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

  • n. a trophy made of gold (or having the appearance of gold) that is usually awarded for winning first place in a competition


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  • Tamkeen Farah of the college was awarded gold medal by N. T.R University of Health Sciences,

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  • The ecclesiastical buildings of Rome sorely disappointed him; but he had his compensation in the gift from Pius IX of a splendid gold medal as a token of approval, which gratified Pugin more than any event in his life.

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  • Prognosticators picked the fleet-footed runner as a serious threat to win the gold medal for England—or at least to nab a second-place silver.

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  • David Pelletier had Roland Paquet, the traveling coach who traveled even tonight to the Sayabec Community Center, where people drank beers and waited for the first gold medal in the history of the Gaspésie.


  • My gym teacher took to calling me Olga, after Olga Korbut, the gold medal gymnast.

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  • In 1984, watching the winter Olympic games on television, Ruben Gonzalez sat mesmerized as he witnessed a little guy named Scott Hamilton take the Olympic gold medal in figure skating.

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  • The gold medal had been voted to Herr Wallot by a jury composed of all the most celebrated artists in Germany, whose verdict, representing that of the nation, might have been considered as definite and final.

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  • One of his Motorola teammates, Fabio Casartelli, who had won a gold medal in the 1992 Olympics, crashed and was killed while making a descent at high speed.


  • For back when she was just another little girl dreaming about going to the Olympics, Berezhnaya watched her idol, Yekaterina Gordeyeva, performing these turns in the warm-up on television—just before Gordeyeva won the Olympic gold medal with her partner.


  • Baker received a knighthood and the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society.

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