1. An artisan who manufactures vessels and ornaments, etc, of gold.

2. A banker.

The goldsmiths of London formerly received money on deposit because they were prepared to keep it safely.

<zoology> Goldsmith beetle, a large, bright yellow, American beetle (Cotalpa lanigera), of the family Scarabaeidae

Origin: AS. Goldsmi. See Gold, and Smith.

(01 Mar 1998)