Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An artisan who fashions objects of gold.
  • noun A trader or dealer in gold articles.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An artisan who manufactures vessels and ornaments of gold; a worker in gold.
  • noun In entomology, a goldsmith-beetle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An artisan who manufactures vessels and ornaments, etc., of gold.
  • noun obsolete A banker.
  • noun (Zoöl.) a large, bright yellow, American beetle (Cotalpa lanigera), of the family Scarabæidæ

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who forges things out of gold, especially jewelry.
  • noun obsolete A banker (because the goldsmiths of London used to receive money on deposit, being equipped to keep it safely).

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

  • noun an artisan who makes jewelry and other objects out of gold
  • noun Irish writer of novels and poetry and plays and essays (1728-1774)

Etymologies

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gold +‎ smith

Examples

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  • Irish Poets: Oliver Goldsmith

    Goldsmith wrote Deserted Village,

    Now again reduced to tillage;

    Once happiest village of the plain,

    Place now you look for it in vain;

    There but one man he doth make rich,

    And hundreds struggle in the ditch;

    "I'll fare (sic) the land to many ills a prey

    Where wealth accumelates (sic) but men decay."

    His honest Vicar of Wakefield

    Forever he will pleasure yield.

    James McIntyre.

    June 6, 2009