noun see sterling II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sterlingness — ster·ling·ness …   English syllables

  • sterlingness — noun see sterling II …   Useful english dictionary

  • sterling — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, silver penny, probably from Old English *steorling, from Old English steorra star + 1 ling more at star Date: 14th century 1. British money 2. sterling silver or articles of it II. adjective Date: 15th century …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sterling — sterlingly, adv. sterlingness, n. /sterr ling/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or noting British money: The sterling equivalent is #5.50. 2. (of silver) having the standard fineness of 0.925. 3. made of silver of this fineness: a sterling teapot. 4.… …   Universalium

  • sterling — adj. & n. adj. 1 of or in British money (pound sterling). 2 (of a coin or precious metal) genuine; of standard value or purity. 3 (of a person or qualities etc.) of solid worth; genuine, reliable (sterling work). n. British money (paid in… …   Useful english dictionary

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