Gold vs Shiny - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between gold and shiny

is that gold is forest while shiny is (informal) anything shiny; a trinket.

As an adjective shiny is

reflecting light.

gold

English

Alternative forms

* gould (obsolete)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) . More at yellow.

Noun

  • (uncountable) A heavy yellow elemental metal of great value, with atomic number 79 and symbol Au.
  • (countable) A coin made of this material, or supposedly so.
  • (countable) A bright yellow colour, resembling the metal gold.
  • (countable) The bullseye of an archery target.
  • (countable) A gold medal.
  • France has won three golds and five silvers.
  • (figuratively) Anything or anyone considered to be very valuable.
  • * 2010 , Paul Hendy, Who Killed Simon Peters?
  • Now obviously this meant that I went over my allotted time, but the theatre management didn't mind because I was giving them comedy gold and that's what gets bums on seats.
  • * 2012 , Victor Pemberton, Leo's Girl
  • Marge Quincey didn't deserve a husband like his dad. He was pure gold , and she wasn't worth a light beside him.
    Synonyms
    * when used as a food colouring
    Derived terms
    * all that glisters is not gold, all that glitters is not gold * argental gold * * cloth of gold * colloidal gold * colored gold, coloured gold * dead gold * dentist gold * ducat gold * eka-gold * Etruscan gold * fairy gold * filled gold * fool's gold * go for the gold * go gold * gold album * gold-amalgam * gold-balls * gold-bank * gold basket * gold-beater, goldbeater * gold-beating * gold bee * gold beetle * gold beryl * gold blocking * gold-bob * gold bond * gold-book * gold braid * gold-breasted trumpeter * gold brick, gold-brick, goldbrick * gold-bricker * gold-bricking * gold bug * gold bullion * gold bullion standard * gold-capped weaver bird * gold-carp * gold certificate * gold-chain * gold chalcogenide * gold chloride * gold clause * gold cloth * gold-color, gold-colour * gold-copper ore * goldcrest * gold-crested wren * gold-cups * gold currency * gold-dig * gold-digger * gold-digging * gold disc, gold disk * gold-dredge, gold-dredger * gold-dredging * gold-driver * gold-drop * gold-dropper * gold dust * gold-dusty * golden * gold exchange * gold farmer * gold farming * gold-fever * gold-field, goldfield * goldfielder * gold-filled * gold-film, gold-film glass * goldfinch * gold-finder * goldfinny * goldfish * Gold Fixing * gold flat * gold-flower * gold-flux * gold foil, gold-foil * gold-fringe * gold halide * gold-hammer * gold-head * gold-heart * gold-hunger * gold hydrazide * goldilocks, * goldish * goldite * gold-knap, gold-knop, gold-knops * gold-laced * gold leaf, gold-leaf * goldless * gold-like * gold-lily * gold-lip * gold medal * gold medalist/gold medallist * gold-mill * gold mine, gold-mine * gold-mining * gold-mohr, gold-mohur * * gold-mouthed * gold-note * gold of Bruges * gold of Genoa * gold of pleasure * gold of Venice * gold-pan * gold pentafluoride * gold plate, gold-plate * gold-plated * gold-plating * gold point * gold-powder * gold-purple * gold-quartz * gold-rain * gold record * gold reserve * gold robin * gold rush, gold-rush * gold salt * gold-sand * gold-shell * gold-shrub * goldsinny * gold-size * gold-skin * goldsmith * goldsmithery * gold-solder * gold sovereign * gold-spangle * goldspink * gold-spot * gold standard * gold stick, gold-stick * gold-stone, goldstone * gold swift * gold-tail, gold-tail moth * gold telluride * gold therapy * gold-thirst * gold-thread, goldthread * gold-tipped * gold tooth * gold top * gold trichloride * gold value * gold-washed * gold-washer * gold window * gold-work, gold-works * goldy * * green gold * heart of gold * jeweler's gold, jeweller's gold * (Kolar Gold Fields) * leprous gold * make a gold * Mannheim gold * mock gold * mosaic gold * old gold * potable gold * red gold * rhodium-gold * rolled gold * rose gold * shell gold * spangle gold * strike gold * telluric gold * telluride of gold and silver * white gold

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Made of gold.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=2 , passage=Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke.
  • Having the colour of gold.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1927, author= F. E. Penny
  • , chapter=4, title= Pulling the Strings , passage=Soon after the arrival of Mrs. Campbell, dinner was announced by Abboye. He came into the drawing room resplendent in his gold'-and-white turban. […] His cummerbund matched the turban in ' gold lines.}}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=3 citation , passage=Here the stripped panelling was warmly gold and the pictures, mostly of the English school, were mellow and gentle in the afternoon light.}}
  • (label) Premium, superior.
  • Synonyms
    * (having the colour of gold) golden

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To pyrolyze or burn food until the color begins to change to a light brown, but not as dark as browning
  • See also

    * arsenic * auramine * aurata * aurate * aurated * aureate * aureation * aureity * aurelia * aurelian * aureola * aureole * aureoled * aureolin * aureoline * aureomycin * aureus * aurian * auric * auricomous * auride * auriferous * aurifex * aurific * aurification * aurify * aurigraphy * aurin * auriphrygiate * aurivorous * auro- * aurous * aurulent * aurum * chryselephantine * chryso- * kincob * Midas * or * ormolu * oroide * orphrey * orpiment * philosopher’s stone * zari * (trans-bottom)

    Etymology 2

    From (gold master), a copy of the code certified as being ready for release.

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (programming, of software) In a finished state, ready for manufacturing.
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  • Adverb

    (-)
  • of or referring to a gold version of something
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    shiny

    English

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • Reflecting light.
  • * :
  • Bender: Bite my shiny metal ass!
  • Emitting light.
  • (colloquial) Excellent; remarkable.
  • (obsolete) Bright; luminous; clear; unclouded.
  • * (rfdate) (Dryden)
  • Like distant thunder on a shiny day.
  • * The Lincolnshire Poacher (traditional song)
  • When I was bound apprentice in famous Lincolnshire
    Full well I served my master for nigh on seven years
    Till I took up to poaching as you shall quickly hear
    Oh, 'tis my delight on a shiny night in the season of the year.

    Derived terms

    * shininess

    Noun

    (shinies)
  • (informal) Anything shiny; a trinket.