from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A monetary standard under which the basic unit of currency is equal in value to and exchangeable for a specified amount of gold.
- noun A model of excellence; a paragon.
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- noun economics A
monetary systemwhere the value of circulating moneyis linked to the value of gold.
- noun idiomatic A
testor measureof comparisonthat is considered ultimateor ideal.
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- noun a monetary standard under which the basic unit of currency is defined by a stated quantity of gold
- noun a paragon of excellence
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