carat carat  /ˈkɛ rət/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a unit of weight for precious stones = 200 mg
  2. (n) the unit of measurement for the proportion of gold in an alloy; 18-karat gold is 75% gold; 24-karat gold is pure gold

Synonym(s)

kt

Usage(s):

  1. The biggest sale so far: a brooch containing an 84-carat, square-shaped Tanzanite surrounded by diamonds.
  2. I realized there were questions I should have been asking about that diamond beyond the carat size and the price.
  3. His hooves and horns are 18-carat gold.

News

  1. $23,000 Ring Sold For $5, Oops!

    A woman has been reunited with her 3-carat, $23,000 dollar engagement ring after her bungling husband accidentally sold it at a garage sale. Before Racquel Cloutier headed to the hospital to give birth, she stashed her expensive ring in a …
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Nightcap TV

  2. Photos: Gold Shoes Can Be Yours

    Italian designer Alberto Moretti announced the launch of exclusive 24 carat gold shoes. The shoes are made from velvet and covered in gold. The shoes, pumps for women and loafers for men, cost £1,700 or about $2,664. They were presented for the first time during the Monte Carlo Grand Prix on May 25, 2013. Alberto Moretti's gold pump and loafer are exclusively distributed through department ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: ABC News

  3. Precure Singer Aya Ikeda to Perform at Anime Expo

    CARAT will also appear at Los Angeles event at free concert on July 4
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Anime News Network

Quotes

  1. "When health researchers hear the words `Framingham study,' it's like 24-carat gold," said Mike Leavitt, secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services. "The consistency and data that's come from that long period cannot be...
    on Nov 30, 2007 By: Mike Leavitt Source: Washington Post

  2. "When we say we were smoldering hot in Nashville, we really mean it," cracked Watson, whose other hits include "Fourteen Carat Mind" and "Paper Rosie."
    on Jul 13, 2007 By: Gene Watson Source: Washington Post

  3. "You could melt down all the medals and cups I have and they wouldn't match the 24-carat friendship I felt for Luz Long at that moment," Owens recalled.
    on Jan 4, 2008 By: Jesse Owens Source: The Australian

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