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goldsmith

[gohld-smith] /ˈgoʊldˌsmɪθ/
noun
1.
a person who makes or sells articles of gold.
2.
(formerly) such a person also acting as a banker, moneylender, etc.
Origin of goldsmith
1000
before 1000; Middle English, Old English. See gold, smith

Goldsmith

[gohld-smith] /ˈgoʊldˌsmɪθ/
noun
1.
Oliver, 1730?–74, Irish poet, playwright, essayist, and novelist.
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  • goldsmith was chosen professor of history at a later period.

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  • How comes he so finely dressed, the son of the modest Nuremberg goldsmith?

    Albert Durer T. Sturge Moore
  • He is the last of that school who knew goldsmith and Johnson.

  • goldsmith wrote the 'Vicar' on the third, but I've not got up to that yet.

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  • For its subjects he was as clearly indebted to goldsmith and Gray.

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British Dictionary definitions for goldsmith

goldsmith

/ˈɡəʊldˌsmɪθ/
noun
1.
  1. a dealer in articles made of gold
  2. an artisan who makes such articles
2.
(formerly) a dealer or manufacturer of gold articles who also engaged in banking or other financial business
3.
(in Malaysia) a Chinese jeweller

Goldsmith

/ˈɡəʊldˌsmɪθ/
noun
1.
Oliver. ?1730–74, Irish poet, dramatist, and novelist. His works include the novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), the poem The Deserted Village (1770), and the comedy She Stoops to Conquer (1773)
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Word Origin and History for goldsmith
n.

Old English gold-smith, from gold + smith.

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goldsmith in the Bible

(Neh. 3:8,32; Isa. 40:19; 41:7; 46:6). The word so rendered means properly a founder or finer.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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