Adjective "Nugget" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A small lump of gold or other precious metal found ready-formed in the earth.
  1. 'But there are gold nuggets amid the gravel, and that's not just my opinion.'
  2. 'In January 1848, a work crew at John Sutter's mill, near Sacramento, California, came across a few select nuggets of gold.'
  3. 'And I'll give each of you over a hundred gold nuggets to find her.'
  4. 'This declaration resulted in gold nuggets and samples beginning to accumulate in private collections all over Russia.'
  5. 'In economic terms, they are the gold nuggets in the economic mine of prosperity.'
  6. 'Will you be hunting for small objects like coins, jewelry and gold nuggets, or searching for a large cache or object?'
  7. 'The Tainos mined gold and beat the nuggets into small plates.'
  8. 'Nearby Wickenburg is a tiny town, founded in 1863 when Henry Wickenburg discovered gold nuggets in a rock formation that he called Vulture Mine.'
  9. 'The well-known hoard of chemically inert gold, whose nuggets are not sharp enough to pierce the delegate membrane of a dragon's outer hide, forms a safe and comfortable nesting place.'
  10. 'The final chapter is an interesting collection of photographs of unusually shaped gold nuggets and masses.'
  11. 'My daughter had her usual chicken nuggets and chips, for £3.50.'
  12. 'The company says it has already improved its chicken nuggets, which now only contain breast meat and 30 per cent less salt.'
  13. 'Since the feet are the furthest point of the body from the heart, acid metabolites in blood, unused calcium and other organic substances settle on the feet, where they form tiny air bubbles and nuggets.'
  14. 'Feeding is kept to the minimum, with tiny nuggets of shop bought ‘punch crumb’ or very finely liquidised bread sparingly used.'
  15. 'The ‘dead man’ accepted nuggets of chicken and paneer!'
  16. 'nuggets of information'
  17. 'The magazine, while initially short on the culture-war screeds that earned Buchanan his infamy, has provided a few nuggets one might expect from a Buchanan endeavor.'
  18. 'While most of it was uneven, there are a few nuggets of comedy gold.'
  19. 'If you're able to endure this feeling of impending doom, however, there's a good chance you'll be rewarded at the end with a tiny nugget of hope and almost-joy.'
  20. 'Their paws are poised, ready to pounce on ideas and nuggets of information.'
  21. 'Throughout the book, there are nuggets of gold, not to mention a completist's dream of regional brewing styles, phone numbers of breweries which accept visitors and tasting notes.'
  22. 'This is a really enjoyable read, it does contain useful nuggets of information for anyone trying to live in Paris, it keeps you laughing, it will reinforce your prejudice that striking really is a the French national hobby.'
  23. 'Spin-off projects came naturally from his ability and regular habit of recognizing valuable nuggets in random scientific observations.'
  24. 'In Socratic style he mines the best of each perspective for the gold nugget of truth.'
  25. 'While a few gold nuggets can be found here and there, this Goldmine is mostly a bust.'
  26. 'There are always nuggets of fascinating information in the annual British Social Attitudes surveys.'

More definitions


1. a lump of something, as of precious metal.

2. a lump of native gold.

3. anything of great value, significance, or the like: nuggets of wisdom.

4. a bite-size piece of chicken, fish, etc., usually batter-fried.

5. Welding. (in a spot-weld) the metal fused.

6. Australian. a powerful, heavy animal. a strong, thickset man.


(nugget)Mid 19th century: apparently from dialect nug ‘lump’, of unknown origin.