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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ster·ling /ˈstɝlɪŋ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ster·ling n. Engin. Same as Starling, 3.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ster·ling, n.
 1. Any English coin of standard value; coined money.
    So that ye offer nobles or sterlings.   --Chaucer.
    And Roman wealth in English sterling view.   --Arbuthnot.
 2. 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ster·ling a.
 1. 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.”
 2. 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : highest in quality [syn: greatest, sterling(a), superlative]
      n : British money; especially the pound sterling as the basic
          monetary unit of the UK