Definition and Meanings for sterling
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Part of Speech of sterling
Etymology of sterling
Meaning of sterling
- same as starling, 3.
- any english coin of standard value; coined money.
- a certain standard of quality or value for money.
- belonging to, or relating to, the standard british money of account, or the british coinage; as, a pound sterling; a shilling sterling; a penny sterling; -- now chiefly applied to the lawful money of england; but sterling cost, sterling value, are used.
- genuine; pure; of excellent quality; conforming to the highest standard; of full value; as, a work of sterling merit; a man of sterling good sense.