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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More straight-up kink than Hoffmeister kink, the golden-hued coupe looks a bit like a 2800 CS (E9) that has been redrawn using only straight lines, and then shrunken to 7/10 scale. Brett Berk, Car and Driver, "BMW Reproduces Lost 1970 Garmisch Concept by Calling In Its Original Designer ,Marcello Gandini," 24 May 2019 For this first go-around, the machines evidently poured over infinite iterations to help Mackmyra create AI Whisky, a golden yellow single-malt with herbal notes of aniseed, ginger, and white pepper and a citrusy, spicy mouth with a dry finish. Andrew Daniels, Popular Mechanics, "Here Comes the World’s First AI-Generated Whisky," 10 May 2019 Add radishes to pan and roast until potatoes are golden brown and radishes are tender, 14 to 16 minutes. Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Lamb Chops With Roasted Potatoes and Radishes," 11 Mar. 2019 There's also a creamy golden highlighter called Tetris Life, and five makeup brushes. Marci Robin, Allure, "Ipsy’s Upcoming Tetris Makeup Collection Celebrates the Video Game’s 35th Anniversary," 18 May 2019 Bake, rotating the positions of the pans halfway through, until the cookies are lightly golden brown around the edges, 10 to 12 minutes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Mother's Day Cookie Bouquet," 6 May 2019 Transfer baking sheet with pie on it to oven and bake until crust is evenly golden brown, 15-20 minutes. Lisa Ludwinski, WSJ, "Pies That Bind: Thanksgiving Recipes From the Heartland," 15 Nov. 2018 Bake the crostata until the crust is golden brown and crisp, 40 to 45 minutes. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "Be Ambitious This Thanksgiving: 3 Bold Recipes From One of L.A.’s Most Talked About Restaurants," 2 Nov. 2018 Place wedges on the grate, being sure to shake off excess liquid, close the lid, and grill until lightly golden brown and just cooked through, about 15 to 20 minutes, turning often. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Big Green Eggs: A cult or a cooking method?," 6 July 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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