Definition of cloth of gold in US English:

cloth of gold


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

    • ‘Her gown was to be made of a rare cloth of gold from France.’
    • ‘In 1483 the use of cloth of gold and purple was by statute limited to the king and his close relatives.’
    • ‘The sherbet-cups are placed on a round tray, and covered with a round piece of embroidered silk, or cloth of gold.’
    • ‘At the head of the procession was the Master and his two lieutenants who carried banners of purple velvet and cloth of gold.’
    • ‘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.’