Definition of golden
1 : consisting of, relating to, or containing gold
2a : being or having the color gold or the color of goldb : blond 1
4 : of a high degree of excellence : superb
6a : radiantly youthful and vigorousb : having talents that promise great success —often used with boyc : highly favored : popular
8 : of, relating to, or being a 50th anniversary or its celebration
goldennessplay \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
Recent Examples of golden from the Web
Switch to middle rack and bake 7 to 8 minutes more, or until golden brown.
Cook until golden brown and crispy on the outside, about three minutes.
That might not seem terribly remarkable today, in the golden age of recovery.
Behind him was a blinking router balanced on the base of a cross with a tiny crucified Jesus and a golden statue of Our Lady of Fatima.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until the top is golden brown and bubbling.
Skip ahead to the ill-starred Padres Triple-A team that in 2011 was all set to move to Escondido until the Legislature killed the golden goose — $50 million in redevelopment bonds.
This should only expand the current golden age of content, and creator-actor compensation, of late symbolized by the rise of Netflix.
Nova, Auburn's beloved golden eagle, will not fly during pre-game events this upcoming football season due to a cardiomyopathy diagnosis, Auburn University announced today.
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Origin and Etymology of golden
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
GOLDEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of golden for English Language Learners
: made of gold
: having the deep yellow color of gold
: very happy and successful
GOLDEN Defined for Kids
Definition of golden for Students
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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