AskDefine | Define sterling

Dictionary Definition

sterling adj : highest in quality [syn: greatest, sterling(a), superlative] n : British money; especially the pound sterling as the basic monetary unit of the UK

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Pronunciation

Noun

  1. the currency of the United Kingdom; especially the pound
  2. former British gold or silver coinage of a standard fineness: for gold 0.91666 and for silver 0.925.
  3. sterling silver, or articles made from this material

Translations

the currency of the United Kingdom; especially the pound
former British gold or silver coinage of a standard fineness
sterling silver, or articles made from this material

Adjective

  1. of, or relating to British currency, or the former British coinage
  2. of, relating to, or made from sterling silver
  3. high quality

Translations

of, or relating to British currency, or the former British coinage
of, relating to, or made from sterling silver
high quality

Extensive Definition

Sterling may refer to:

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sterling in Danish: Sterling
sterling in German: Sterling
sterling in French: Sterling
sterling in Italian: Sterling
sterling in Dutch: Sterling
sterling in Norwegian: Sterling
sterling in Polish: Sterling
sterling in Swedish: Sterling
sterling in Volapük: Sterling

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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