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sterling

STERLING, a. [probably from Easterling.]

1. An epithet by which English money of account is distinguished; as a pound sterling; a shilling sterling; a penny sterling. It is not now applied to the coins of England; but sterling cost, sterling value are used.

2. Genuine; pure; of excellent quality; as a work of sterling merit; a man of sterling wit or good sense.

STERLING, n.

1. English money.

And Roman wealth in English sterling view.

In this use, sterling may signify English coins.

2. Standard; rate. [Little used in either sense.]



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STERLING, a. [probably from Easterling.]

1. An epithet by which English money of account is distinguished; as a pound sterling; a shilling sterling; a penny sterling. It is not now applied to the coins of England; but sterling cost, sterling value are used.

2. Genuine; pure; of excellent quality; as a work of sterling merit; a man of sterling wit or good sense.

STERLING, n.

1. English money.

And Roman wealth in English sterling view.

In this use, sterling may signify English coins.

2. Standard; rate. [Little used in either sense.]

STER'LING, a. [probably from Easterling.]

  1. An epithet by which English money of account is distinguished; as, pound sterling; a shilling sterling; penny sterling. It not now applied to the coins of England; but sterling cost, sterling value are used.
  2. Genuine; pure; of excellent quality; as, a work of sterling merit; a man of sterling wit or good sense.

STER'LING, n.

  1. English money. And Roman wealth in English sterling view. – Arbuthnot. [In this use, sterling may signify English coins.]
  2. Standard; rate. [Little used in either sense.]

Ster"ling
  1. Same as Starling, 3.
  2. Any English coin of standard value; coined money.

    So that ye offer nobles or sterlings. Chaucer.

    And Roman wealth in English sterling view. Arbuthnot.

  3. 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.

    "With sterling money." Shak.
  4. A certain standard of quality or value for money.

    Sterling was the known and approved standard in England, in all probability, from the beginning of King Henry the Second's reign. S. M. Leake.

  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

STERLING, adjective [probably from Easterling.]

1. An epithet by which English money of account is distinguished; as a pound sterling; a shilling sterling; a penny sterling It is not now applied to the coins of England; but sterling cost, sterling value are used.

2. Genuine; pure; of excellent quality; as a work of sterling merit; a man of sterling wit or good sense.

STERLING, noun

1. English money.

And Roman wealth in English sterling view.

In this use, sterling may signify English coins.

2. Standard; rate. [Little used in either sense.]

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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real

RE'AL, a. [Low L. realis. The L. res and Eng. thing coincide exactly with the Heb. a word, a thing, an event. See Read and Thing.]

1. Actually being or existing; not fictitious or imaginary; as a description of real life. The author describes a real scene or transaction.

2. True; genuine; not artificial, counterfeit or factitious; as real Madeira wine; real ginger.

3. True; genuine; not affected; not assumed. The woman appears in her real character.

4. Relating to things, not to persons; not personal.

Many are perfect in men's humors, that are not greatly capable of the real part of business. [Little used or obsolete.]

5. In law, pertaining to things fixed, permanent or immovable, as to lands and tenements; as real estate, opposed to personal or movable property.

Real action, in law, is an action which concerns real property.

Real assets, assets consisting in real estate, or lands and tenements descending to an heir, sufficient to answer the charges upon the estate created by the ancestor.

Chattels real, are such chattels as concern or savor of the reality; as a term for years of land, wardships in chivalry, the next presentation to a church, estate by statue-merchant, elegit, &c.

Real composition, is when an agreement is made between the owner of lands and the parson or vicar, with consent of the ordinary, that such lands shall be discharged from payment of tithes, in consequence of other land or recompense given to the parson in lieu and satisfaction thereof.

Real presence, in the Romish church, the actual presence of the body and blood of Christ in the eucharist, or the conversion of the substance of the bread and wine into the real body and blood of Christ.

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