gold coast

gold coast
a rich neighborhood noted for expensive homes and luxurious living; usually along a coastal area

Chicago's gold coast is along Lake Michigan

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I. adjective
Usage: usually capitalized G&C
Etymology: from the Gold Coast (now Ghana), region in western Africa
1. : of, relating to, or characteristic of the Gold Coast, now Ghana, western Africa
2. : of, relating to, or characteristic of the people of the Gold Coast
II. noun
Usage: often capitalized G&C
Etymology: from Gold Coast, nickname for an exclusive residential section in Chicago
: an exclusive residential district

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1. a former British territory in W Africa; now a part of Ghana.
2. a wealthy residential area along a shore, as in Florida between Miami and Palm Beach or in Chicago along the shore of Lake Michigan.

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former name (until 1957) of Ghana
also gold coast informal any coastal area noted for luxurious living and expensive homes

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Gold Coast [Gold Coast] [ˈɡəʊld kəʊst] [ˈɡoʊld koʊst]
a large city on the east coast of Australia, south of Brisbane. It is a popular tourist resort and is famous for its beaches.

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  • Gold Coast — Gold Gold (g[=o]ld), n. [AS. gold; akin to D. goud, OS. & G. gold, Icel. gull, Sw. & Dan. guld, Goth. gul[thorn], Russ. & OSlav. zlato; prob. akin to E. yellow. [root]49, 234. See {Yellow}, and cf. {Gild}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Chem.) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gold Coast —   [ gəʊld kəʊst],    1) Stadt im äußersten Südosten von Queensland, Australien; erstreckt sich über 45 km an der Küste von Southport bis über die Grenze von Queensland, umfasst einschließlich Tweed Heads in New South Wales 122 km2, mit 367 700… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Gold Coast — n 1.) the former name of Ghana before 1957 2.) AmE an expensive area of nice homes, especially one near water ▪ Chicago s Gold Coast along Lake Shore Drive …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Gold Coast — ☆ Gold Coast1 n. Informal a district where rich people live, esp. along a shore, as of a lake Gold Coast2 former British territory in W Africa, on the Gulf of Guinea: see GHANA …   English World dictionary

  • Gold Coast — (engl., spr. gohld kohst), s.v.w. Goldküste …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Gold Coast — nom angl. de la Côte de l Or. V. Ghana …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Gold Coast — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Côte de l Or (colonie britannique) et Gold Coast (homonymie). Gold Coast …   Wikipédia en Français

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