Symbolic meaningsPopular expressionsUses and qualities of Gold
  • integrity
  • compassion
  • generosity
  • goodness
“she is as good as gold”
”a heart of gold”
”he’s worth his weight in gold”
  • since ancient times, gold has been a measure of value and wealth in numerous cultures
  • gold is found in a relatively “pure” state in nature
  • excellence
  • the best
  • the ultimate
  • what is most sought after
  • what is most valued
“going for the gold”
”I struck gold”
”a golden voice”
”everything he touches turns to gold”
“O, to wear a crown of gold”
  • gold is the most “precious” of metals
  • gold is the “perfect” metal
  • the ultimate
  • gold is sometimes described as the “superior” metal
  • in sports and other fields, excellence is awarded with a “gold medal
  • what is most safeguarded
  • what is most protected
“that’s like trying to break into Fort Knox”
  • gold, given its great worth and value, needs to be secured from the threat of theft
  • brilliance
  • light
  • illumination
  • warmth
  • spiritual realities
“her face shone like gold”
”it glitters like gold”
  • gold is a bright, yellow, metallic and luminous metal
  • maturity
  • purity
“the golden years”
”a heart of gold”
  • gold is found in a relatively “pure” form in nature
  • gold, like all metals, must undergo a process of “refinement”
  • gold’s physical incorruptibility gives it great “endurance”
  • utopia
  • ideal existence
“the golden age”
  • the word “gold” is sometimes used to describe periods in history
  • past or future – that are characterized by peace, abundance, achievement, order, freedom and idealism
  • wealth
  • success
  • prosperity
  • abundance
  • good fortune
“I struck gold”
”a heart of gold”
”it was like discovering a gold mine”
”golden opportunity”
“the Midas touch”
  • since ancient times, gold has been a measure of value and wealth in numerous cultures
  • gold is the most “precious” of metals
  • power
  • authority
“O, to wear a crown of gold!”
  • gold has often adorned the crowns of kings and rulers