golden

adjective
gold·​en | \ ˈgōl-dən How to pronounce golden (audio) \

Definition of golden

1 : consisting of, relating to, or containing gold
2a : being or having the color gold or the color of gold
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 How to pronounce goldenness (audio) \ 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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According to an email from Garnier representatives, Moore upgraded her already-lovely brown hue with an even richer shade of golden brown — specifically the Garnier Nutrisse Nourishing Color Creme in shade 53 (Chestnut). Marci Robin, Allure, "Mandy Moore Just Cut Her Hair Into a Super-Chic Wavy Bob," 8 Mar. 2019 Bake, rotating the positions of the pans halfway through, until cookies are lightly golden brown around the edges, 10 to 12 minutes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Egg Puzzle Cookies," 7 Mar. 2019 Nothing stokes wanderlust quite like a colorful photo, and some of the world’s most beautiful cities are awash in turquoise, lavender, golden yellows, and more. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The 25 most colorful cities in the world," 19 Feb. 2019 Add 2 large broccoli stems (lightly peeled, then thinly sliced, about 2 cups) and cook until golden brown, 4 minutes per side. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Roasted Broccoli and Lemony Ricotta Flatbread," 15 Feb. 2019 Bake for 45 minutes to one hour, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean. Providence Cicero, The Seattle Times, "Sawyer’s Julio Avila re-imagines his grandmother’s beloved tres leches cake recipe — with an extra burst of ‘milk’," 29 Jan. 2019 Earl quickly had a hit with the sleek, moderately priced 1927 LaSalle, thus launching his 30-year tenure as company golden boy. Patrick Cooke, WSJ, "‘Fins’ Review: Chrome-Age Technology," 16 Nov. 2018 Place on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and bake for 30–40 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "What’s on the Menu at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards Dinner? Chicken Pot Pie, of Course," 6 Nov. 2018 Add shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Anna Helm Baxter, Country Living, "Caramelized Onion Dip with Crispy Shallots," 5 Nov. 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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golden

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of golden

: made of gold
: having the deep yellow color of gold
: very happy and successful

golden

adjective
gold·​en | \ ˈgōl-dən How to pronounce golden (audio) \

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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