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sterling

ster·ling

sterling

pronunciation:
stuhr lIng
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or made of the very finest silver, or .925 fineness.
definition 2: excellent or flawless.
a sterling reputation
antonyms:
poor, unexceptional
similar words:
ace
definition 3: of, concerning, or payable in British currency, esp. the pound sterling.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: British currency, esp. the pound sterling or currency with the fineness of sterling.
definition 2: the standard of fineness for gold or silver in the minting of coins in Britain.
definition 3: fine silver used in the manufacture of tableware, jewelry, and the like.
definition 4: tableware or other articles made of sterling silver.
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