from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A rush of migrants to an area where gold has been discovered.
  • noun Headlong pursuit of wealth and success.

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  • noun Any period of feverish migration into an area in which gold has been discovered

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)
  • noun a large migration of people to a newly discovered gold field


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