Definition of 24-carat in English:


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  • 1(of gold) pure.

    ‘gold leaf made up of 24-carat gold mixed with platinum’
    • ‘His work mixes precious and non-precious elements, from plastics to sea pearls to 24-carat gold.’
    • ‘The room would also need to be renovated as the flag would be placed in a box coated with 24-carat gold.’
    • ‘The cribs are made from a combination of silver and brass with 24-carat gold plating, each with their own intricate design.’
    • ‘Painstaking gilding with 24-carat gold follows.’
    • ‘A panorama of the Houses of Parliament is sculpted in silver and 24-carat gold, along with the lion and unicorn from the royal standard.’
    • ‘Each soap is dusted with 24-carat gold, wrapped in silk and tied with a feather.’
    • ‘The company honored its distributors for their outstanding performance in the marketplace as well as for the roles they play in their communities, awarding 27 statuettes made of 24-carat gold.’
    • ‘The gallery creates one-off pieces based around the 24-carat gold discs presented to artists in the music industry.’
    • ‘Above the doorways, cherubs cluster around rich pediments and everywhere there is the sparkle of freshly-applied 24-carat gilding.’
    • ‘She started complaining about how heavy her 24-carat ring was and that her finger hurt.’
    pure, 24-carat, unalloyed, unmixed, unadulterated, genuine, complete
    1. 1.1Genuine; trustworthy.
      ‘the 24-carat project manager was supplied by the company’
      • ‘the sources were 24-carat—not third-hand or second-hand’
      • ‘If you're lucky, you might get the chance once in your career to sit down and have a face-to-face chat with a true, 24-carat sporting legend.’
      • ‘He has developed from a gangling, awkward teenager to a genuine 24-carat world-class star.’
      • ‘It has, for nearly 20 years, been a 24-carat democracy.’
      • ‘This is 24-carat naturalistic, understated acting of a kind one rarely sees.’
      • ‘He was and always will be a 24-carat legend.’
      • ‘The two ballads are 24-carat classics.’
      • ‘While holding a guard hostage, he demanded an inflatable doll, a helicopter and a cup of tea as ransom, leading one staff member to describe him as "a 24-carat nutter".’