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

  • n. A rush of migrants to an area where gold has been discovered.
  • n. Headlong pursuit of wealth and success: a gold rush on Wall Street.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any period of feverish migration into an area in which gold has been discovered

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

  • n. a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)
  • n. a large migration of people to a newly discovered gold field


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