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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Filled with toasted fennel seeds, cornichons, and golden raisins, these sandwiches are bursting with flavor in every bite. Anna Helm Baxter, Country Living, "Salami Sandwiches with Cauliflower Relish," 31 Oct. 2018 Examples: toasted almonds, green olives and golden raisins; seaweed and sesame seeds. Emily Horton, charlotteobserver, "Four steps to making a great grain salad, every time," 19 June 2018 Appetizers also include truffle potato wedges ($9), shrimp taquitos ($10) and sweet potatoes loaded with chorizo, pine nuts, golden raisins, cilantro, harissa, cheese and sour cream ($10). Vickie Snow Jurkowski, Daily Southtown, "Trail's Edge Brewing Company offers full menu, lots of craft beer options in downtown Frankfort," 16 May 2018 Of course, every product is named for its villain of choice, with highlights including a golden gloss called Puppies!!! Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "ColourPop Released a Disney Villains Makeup Collection," 23 Mar. 2019 This is a golden time for postsecondary trade and tech schools. Chuck Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "The State of American Trade Schools," 13 Mar. 2019 Scatter scallions among vegetables and continue roasting until golden brown and tender, 15 to 20 minutes more. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Fennel and Thyme Pork Roast with Root Vegetables," 8 Mar. 2019 Bake until golden brown and crisp, 13 to 16 minutes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Spring Vegetable Pizza," 7 Mar. 2019 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

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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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