Definition of 'sterling'
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But they generally give sterling service to companies sensible enough to mount them. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They do sterling work but it is not pleasant trying to get treatment there. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Yet experts warn it may be spooked by the slump in sterling and weaker economic prospects. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This limits the exchange from euros to sterling to four times a year. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Sterling work in midfield for the hosts. The Sun (2012)We are also seeing encouraging signs of a boost to export competitiveness from a weaker sterling. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Here are a handful of sterling services that will ease the stress and make for a smooth move. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Yet he can take credit for converting his old boss to the cause of sterling against euro entry. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Yet all he wants to do is be a soldier out there and he was doing a sterling job. The Sun (2008)They play a key role in the garden ecosystem and do a sterling job of keeping pests under control. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This divergence in monetary policy is the primary driver sending sterling higher and it is unlikely to end any time soon. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He had sterling character and ability. Christianity Today (2000)The Government has struggled to sell sterling gilts as concerns about the ballooning deficit have mounted. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Yesterday, sterling rose again against the dollar and the euro. Times, Sunday Times (2010)How does a depreciation of the pound sterling affect British consumers? Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (1995)Highest quality sterling silver heart shaped earrings with 3 genuine rubies each. The Sun (2009)From today, traders will be able to buy and sell bitcoin using sterling. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Especially when you have the strength of character Sterling clearly possesses. The Sun (2015)The data worried investors, sending sterling tumbling. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There were more sterling silver efforts too, yesterday. The Sun (2012)I would urge you to sell any sterling you might have. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The cost to banks of borrowing from one another for three months in dollars, euros and sterling rose again. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Inflation is being further fuelled by a sharp slide in the pound, although sterling has recovered a little ground over the past month. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Make sure you're comfortable as the running time can take its toll, but superb battle scenes and sterling performances make it worth watching. The Sun (2008)
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Translations for 'sterling'
British English: sterling /ˈstɜːlɪŋ/ NOUN
Sterling is the money system of Great Britain.
He paid for the goods in sterling.
- American English: sterling
- Arabic: الإِسْتِرلِينِي
- Brazilian Portuguese: libra esterlina
- Chinese: 英国货币
- Croatian: funta
- Czech: šterlink
- Danish: sterling
- Dutch: pond sterling
- European Spanish: libra esterlina
- Finnish: Ison-Britannian punta
- French: sterling
- German: Pfund Sterling
- Greek: στερλίνα
- Italian: sterlina
- Japanese: 英貨
- Korean: 파운드
- Norwegian: sterling
- Polish: funt szterling
- European Portuguese: libra esterlina
- Romanian: valută engleză
- Russian: фунт стерлингов
- Spanish: libra esterlina
- Swedish: brittiska pund
- Thai: สกุลเงินของสหราชอาณาจักรอังกฤษ
- Turkish: sterlin
- Ukrainian: стерлінг
- Vietnamese: đồng bảng Anh
British English: sterling ADJECTIVE
Sterling means very good in quality; used to describe someone's work or character.
Those are sterling qualities to be admired in anyone.
Definition of sterling from the Collins English Dictionary
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