gold rush
noun Date: 1876 1. a rush to newly discovered goldfields in pursuit of riches 2. the headlong pursuit of sudden wealth in a new or lucrative field • gold rusher noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • gold-rush — ˈgold rush also gold rush noun [countable] COMMERCE when a lot of companies or people hurry to invest in a place or activity that they expect to make them a lot of money: • The internet sparked a gold rush for powerful desktop computers. • Eager… …   Financial and business terms

  • gold rush — UK US noun [S] ► a situation in which a lot of people try to take advantage of an opportunity because they have heard that they might make a lot of money: »Venture capitalists helped companies like Amazon and Netscape raise billions during the… …   Financial and business terms

  • gold rush — ☆ gold rush n. a rush of people to territory where gold has recently been discovered, as to California in 1849 …   English World dictionary

  • gold rush — gold rushes N COUNT A gold rush is a situation when a lot of people suddenly go to a place where gold has been discovered …   English dictionary

  • gold rush — n a situation when a lot of people hurry to a place where gold has just been discovered …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gold rush — gold ,rush noun singular 1. ) a period in the past when a lot of people went to a place where gold had been discovered in order to become rich 2. ) INFORMAL a situation in which a lot of people suddenly become involved in a particular activity… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gold rush — gold′ rush n. a large scale and hasty movement of people to a region where gold has been discovered, as to California in 1849 …   From formal English to slang

  • gold rush — ► NOUN ▪ a rapid movement of people to a newly discovered goldfield …   English terms dictionary

  • Gold rush — A gold rush is a period of feverish migration of workers into the area of a dramatic discovery of commercial quantities of gold. Eight gold rushes took place throughout the 19th century in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, New Zealand …   Wikipedia

  • Gold Rush! — Infobox VG| title = Gold Rush! developer = Doug, Ken MacNeill publisher = Sierra Entertainment released = 1988 genre = Adventure game modes = Single player platforms = MS DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, Macintosh, Apple II Gold Rush! is a graphic adventure …   Wikipedia

  • gold rush — a large scale and hasty movement of people to a region where gold has been discovered, as to California in 1849. [1875 80, Amer.] * * * Rapid influx of fortune seekers to the site of newly discovered gold deposits. The first major gold strike… …   Universalium

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