Definition of cloth of gold in English:

cloth of gold


mass noun
  • Fabric made of silk or wool interwoven with gold threads.

    ‘the bishop was dressed in cloth of gold’
    count noun ‘a cloth of gold to cover his coffin’
    • ‘Beyond and below that was a chair of state facing the altar, and between this chair and the altar was St Edward's chair, covered in cloth of gold.’
    • ‘The sherbet-cups are placed on a round tray, and covered with a round piece of embroidered silk, or cloth of gold.’
    • ‘Her gown was to be made of a rare cloth of gold from France.’
    • ‘At the head of the procession was the Master and his two lieutenants who carried banners of purple velvet and cloth of gold.’
    • ‘In 1483 the use of cloth of gold and purple was by statute limited to the king and his close relatives.’