gold mine ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a mine yielding gold.
- a source of great wealth or profit, or any desirable thing.
- a copious source or reserve of something required: a gold mine of information about antiques.
Origin of gold mine late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75 Related Words for gold-mine, , , Examples from the Web for gold-mine Historical Examples of gold-mine
If it is, I would rather own that property than any gold-mine I know of.’
Have you any more of the gold-mine stock you offered me some time ago?
Anna Balmer Myers
Porportuk was bourgeois, and Porportuk bought him out of the gold-mine.
She represented his gold-mine, without which he had no means of living.
And when Gustus is twenty-one he will have half the money that came from the gold-mine.
British Dictionary definitions for gold-mine gold mine noun
- a place where gold ore is mined
- a source of great wealth, profit, etc
Derived Formsgold-miner, noungold-mining, noun Word Origin and History for gold-mine n.
late 15c., from+ (n.). Figurative use by 1882.
Idioms and Phrases with gold-mine gold mine
A rich, plentiful source of wealth or some other desirable thing, as in That business proved to be a gold mine, or She’s a gold mine of information about the industry. [First half of 1800s]