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Definition of Sterling


  1. Same as Starling, 3.
  2. Any English coin of standard value; coined money.
  3. A certain standard of quality or value for money.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
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sterling in Spanish is esterlina