Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A medal made of or coloured gold, customarily awarded for first place in a race or competition.
first prizeView synonyms
- ‘He has trained in the sport since 1983 and won a gold medal at the last world championships.’
- ‘Bringing home a gold medal from the world championships was, well, like a fairytale.’
- ‘In 1978 he was awarded the gold medal of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.’
- ‘You just don't get that in Britain unless you win the World Cup in football or a gold medal at the Olympics.’
- ‘His work at the school was outstanding and he was awarded the gold medal in 1901.’
- ‘World champions Canada are Britain's main threat for the gold medal and the race looks set to go down to the wire.’
- ‘Kelly Holmes comes from way back in the field to win her first gold medal of the Olympic Games in dramatic style.’
- ‘But they know what it takes to win a gold medal and will be able to cope with the huge burden of expectation.’
- ‘She had vowed never to watch a video of those races until she won a gold medal.’
- ‘The girls brought home the gold medal, while the boys took the bronze medal.’
- ‘Last night he won his fifth gold medal of the Commonwealth Games in Manchester.’
- ‘Consistent running by Tranmere Park girls saw them finish the league in first position and win the gold medal.’
- ‘The Royal Astronomical Society awarded him their gold medal to mark this achievement.’
- ‘Kelly Holmes last night became only the seventh British woman to win an athletics gold medal at the Olympics.’
- ‘Daley Thompson smiled and waved as they put the gold medal around his neck and declared that he was the greatest.’
- ‘The sport of curling is a big deal here - Scotland won a gold medal at the last Olympics.’
- ‘Britain's defeat means their long search for a gold medal in the men's team pursuit goes on.’
- ‘How many times do we ask the question how did he, or she, manage to win a gold medal?’
- ‘When he was twelve years old he won a gold medal in a piano competition and it looked as if he would make music his career.’
- ‘Bender also won a bronze medal in discus and a gold medal in the hammer throw.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.