gold leaf
noun Date: circa 1741 an extremely thin sheet of gold that is used especially for gilding

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  • Gold leaf — Gold Gold (g[=o]ld), n. [AS. gold; akin to D. goud, OS. & G. gold, Icel. gull, Sw. & Dan. guld, Goth. gul[thorn], Russ. & OSlav. zlato; prob. akin to E. yellow. [root]49, 234. See {Yellow}, and cf. {Gild}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Chem.) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gold leaf — gold leaf, adj. gold in the form of very thin foil, as for gilding. [1720 30] * * * ▪ art       extremely thin sheet of gold (about 0.1 micrometre, or 4 millionths of an inch, thick) used for gilding. Medieval illuminated manuscripts gleam with… …   Universalium

  • gold leaf — n [U] gold which has been beaten into extremely thin sheets and is used to cover things such as picture frames for decoration …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gold leaf — noun uncount gold in the form of thin sheets, used for covering the surface of objects …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gold leaf — gold′ leaf′ n. jew gold in the form of very thin foil, as for gilding …   From formal English to slang

  • gold leaf — ► NOUN ▪ gold beaten into a very thin sheet, used in gilding …   English terms dictionary

  • gold leaf — n. gold beaten into very thin sheets, used for gilding …   English World dictionary

  • gold-leaf — gold leafˈ transitive verb • • • Main Entry: ↑gold …   Useful english dictionary

  • gold leaf — plėvelinis auksas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Skaidriu geltonu laku nulakuota Al–Ag lydinio plėvelė. atitikmenys: angl. artificial gold leaf; gold foil; gold leaf; leaf gold rus. листовое золото; сусаль; сусальное золото …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • gold leaf — plėvelinis auksas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis 0,05–0,3 μm storio Au ar jo lydinio su Ag ir Cu plėvelė. atitikmenys: angl. gold foil; gold leaf; leaf gold rus. листовое золото; сусаль; сусальное золото …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • gold leaf — N UNCOUNT Gold leaf is gold that has been beaten flat into very thin sheets and is used for decoration, for example to form the letters on the cover of a book …   English dictionary

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