from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. British money, especially the pound as the basic monetary unit of the United Kingdom.
- n. British coinage of silver or gold, having as a standard of fineness 0.500 for silver and 0.91666 for gold.
- n. Sterling silver.
- n. Articles, such as tableware, made of sterling silver.
- adj. Consisting of or relating to sterling or British money.
- adj. Made of sterling silver: a sterling teaspoon.
- adj. Of the highest quality: a person of sterling character.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the currency of the United Kingdom; especially the pound
- n. former British gold or silver coinage of a standard fineness: for gold 0.91666 and for silver 0.925.
- n. sterling silver, or articles made from this material
- n. A structure of pilings that protects the piers of a bridge; a starling.
- adj. of, or relating to British currency, or the former British coinage
- adj. of, relating to, or made from sterling silver
- adj. high quality
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Belonging to, or relating to, the standard British money of account, or the British coinage
- adj. Genuine; pure; of excellent quality; conforming to the highest standard; of full value.
- n. Same as starling, 3.
- n. Any English coin of standard value; coined money.
- n. A certain standard of quality or value for money.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A silver coin struck by English (and Scottish) kings from the time of Richard I. (1190).
- n. English money.
- Of fixed or standard national value; conforming to the national standard of value: said of English money, and, by extension, of the precious metals: as, a pound sterling; a shilling sterling. Abbreviated ster., stg.
- Of acknowledged worth or influence; authoritative.
- Genuine; true; pure; hence, of great value or excellence.
- n. An obsolete form of starling.
- n. See starling.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. British money; especially the pound sterling as the basic monetary unit of the UK
- adj. highest in quality
Accordingly, the pound currency was fixed at 18 shillings sterling, and 90 pounds sterling was equal to 100 pounds currency, the rules of conversion being, _add one-ninth to sterling to obtain currency, and deduct one tenth from currency to find the sterling_.
But that, in sterling, is £398,631 (at current exchange rates) yet this compares with £437,000 each for lightly armoured Pinzgauer trucks.
Look for the word sterling on the back of the handle.
The BOE insisted there is no shortage of short-term sterling liquidity in the market.
On Thursday, gold priced in sterling and euros reached record highs, while that priced in the more usual dollar denomination was quoted at $US1236 an ounce, with dealers expecting it to reach fresh highs over coming days.
It is agreed that creditors on either side shall meet with no lawful impediment to the recovery of the full value in sterling money of all bona fide debts heretofore contracted.
Available in sterling silver and 10-karat gold, the pendant retails for $115 and $420, respectively, at Meandrojewelry. com.
Before this summit Cameron had already retreated from his pre-election rhetoric in arguing that chancellor Angela Merkel's demand for changes to the hard-fought Lisbon Treaty? intended to prevent the need for another £400bn Greek currency rescue? does not amount to a further erosion of British sovereignty, because sterling is not a eurozone member.
The new holding company will continue to report results in sterling and it will pay its taxes abroad.
Also in sterling silver, the set includes a total of three earrings.