gold·en | \ˈgōl-dən \

Definition of golden 

1 : consisting of, relating to, or containing gold

2a : being or having the color gold or the color of gold

b : blond sense 1

4 : of a high degree of excellence : superb

5 : prosperous, flourishing golden days

6a : radiantly youthful and vigorous

b : having talents that promise great success often used with boy

c : highly favored : popular

7 : favorable, advantageous a golden opportunity

8 : of, relating to, or being a 50th anniversary or its celebration

9 : mellow, resonant a smooth golden tenor

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Other Words from golden

goldenly adverb
goldenness \ˈgōl-də(n)-nəs \ noun

Examples of golden in a Sentence

The memoir recounts the golden times in her life. this may be your golden moment to impress a baseball scout, so don't blow it

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The tops should be golden brown and firm to the touch. Nik Sharma,, "A Brown Kitchen: Mango layer cake for a fresh summer treat," 11 July 2018 As some Tweeters rightfully pointed out above, four out of the five acts that were given the golden buzzer were singing acts. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'America's Got Talent' Fans Are Upset After Heidi Klum Gave MaKayla Phillips the Golden Buzzer," 11 July 2018 And, just like that – boom – Klum hit the golden buzzer, which sends Phillips through to the live shows at the Dolby Theater. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "Watch 'America's Got Talent' Contestant Makayla Phillips Win Golden Buzzer With Demi Lovato Cover," 11 July 2018 Behind dark shades, the whites of his eyes were stained with lines matching the giant red stone on his golden ring. Matt Blomberg,, "There's a reason that the soccer team rescued from a cave in Thailand was so tough and resilient," 11 July 2018 Uneeda’s fries are a paragon of the golden-crisp, potatoey-tasting, mid-gauge style (skip the poutine, as the gravy is lackluster). Bethany Jean Clement, The Seattle Times, "Seattle’s top 4 burger spots — ranked by Seattle Times critics," 10 July 2018 At the far end of the acreage Saturday, Tinley Park resident Peggy Smutny, was visiting with her golden doodle, Penny, and friend, Frankfort resident Kay Schultz. Dennis Sullivan, Daily Southtown, "Dog days of summer: Tinley Park district throws Beach Pawty at Canine Campus park," 9 July 2018 Yet everything has fallen into place and with their country behind them, this could be a golden chance to lift the trophy., "The Stars are Aligned in Russia 2018 for Underdogs Croatia to Seize the Ultimate Footballing Prize," 8 July 2018 Forward Juan Lucero certainly did, scoring a goal in each half to magically dispel a growing reputation as the guy who squanders one golden scoring chance after another. Mark Zeigler,, "Tijuana Xolos beat Toluca in opening leg of Liga MX semis," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of golden

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for golden

Middle English

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English Language Learners Definition of golden

: made of gold

: having the deep yellow color of gold

: very happy and successful


gold·en | \ˈgōl-dən \

Kids Definition of golden

1 : like, made of, or containing gold

2 : having the deep yellow color of gold golden flowers

3 : very good or desirable a golden opportunity

4 : very prosperous and happy a golden age

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