sterling

(redirected from stg.)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Encyclopedia.

sterling

adjective authentic, bona fide, bonus, costly, creditable, excellent, exceptional, extraordinary, genuine, good, high-grade, high-quality, honest, honorable, matchless, meritorious, noble, peerless, precious, prime, pure, quality, real, splendid, superb, superlative, true, unadulterated, unalloyed, unmingled, unsynthetic, upright, valuable, verus, virtuous, worthy
See also: genuine, high-minded, honest, laudable, meritorious, priceless, professional, stellar

STERLING. Current money of Great Britain, but anciently a small coin, worth about one penny; and so called, as some suppose, because it was stamped with the figure of a small star, or, as others suppose, because it was first stamped in England in the reign of King John, by merchants from Germany called Esterlings. Pounds sterling, originally signified so many pounds in weight of these coins. Thus we find in Matthew Paris, A.D. 1242, the expression "Accepit a rege pro stipendio tredecim libras esterlingorum." The secondary or derived sense is a certain value in current money, whether in coins or other currency. Lowndes, 14. Watts' Gloss. Ad verbum.

References in periodicals archive ?
Rutan will focus on positioning our Human Capital organization to become a strategic business partner," said Simon Lee, President and CEO of STG.
The appeals court found no violation of the inmates' equal protection rights because the inmate group had demonstrated a greater propensity for violence, and religion did not play any role in the decision to treat the group as an STG.
We are very pleased to have Mike and Thad on board," said Praful Nikam, chairman of STG.
I'm honored to have the opportunity within the firm to make an increased impact of our future, and to be a strong partner for the executives and management teams across STG.
26 /PRNewswire/ -- Systems Task Group International Limited (STG), a New York based enterprise wide solution provider to the P&C Insurance industry, announces the appointment of Harry Coster as the President of STG.