Associations to the word «Sterling»


STERLING, noun. The currency of the United Kingdom; especially the pound.
STERLING, noun. Former British gold or silver coinage of a standard fineness: for gold 0.91666 and for silver 0.925.
STERLING, noun. Sterling silver, or articles made from this material.
STERLING, noun. A structure of pilings that protects the piers of a bridge; a starling.
STERLING, adjective. Of, or relating to British currency, or the former British coinage.
STERLING, adjective. Of, relating to, or made from sterling silver.
STERLING, adjective. Of acknowledged worth or influence; high quality; authoritative.
STERLING, adjective. Genuine; true; pure; of great value or excellence.
STERLING, proper noun. A Scottish surname, variant of Stirling.
STERLING, proper noun. An English surname, thought to be a variant of Starling.
STERLING, proper noun. A male given name transferred from the surnames.
STERLING SILVER, noun. An alloy containing not less than 92.5 percent of silver, the remainder usually being copper.
STERLING SILVER, noun. Sterling-silver articles collectively.

Dictionary definition

STERLING, noun. British money; especially the pound sterling as the basic monetary unit of the UK.
STERLING, adjective. Highest in quality.

Wise words

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