What does the word sterling mean?

Usage examples for sterling

  1. If she likes the curious notions of her aunt, she certainly changes them so that they become delicate fancies, and agree together with the gentle charity she has from her mother and the sterling honesty she gets from her father. – Paul Patoff by F. Marion Crawford
  2. Forty thousand sterling is a lot of money, and I expect you, as a man of the world, to excuse my curiosity. – In Direst Peril by David Christie Murray
  3. She's come over to see Miss Sterling. – Polly and the Princess by Emma C. Dowd