golden

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adjective gold·en \ˈgōl-dən\

Definition of golden

  1. 1 :  consisting of, relating to, or containing gold

  2. 2a :  being or having the color gold or the color of goldb :  blond 1

  3. 3 :  lustrous, shining

  4. 4 :  of a high degree of excellence :  superb

  5. 5 :  prosperous, flourishing <golden days>

  6. 6a :  radiantly youthful and vigorousb :  having talents that promise great success —often used with boyc :  highly favored :  popular

  7. 7 :  favorable, advantageous <a golden opportunity>

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

  9. 9 :  mellow, resonant <a smooth golden tenor>

goldenly

adverb

goldenness

play \ˈgōl-də(n)-nəs\ noun

Examples of golden in a sentence

  1. The memoir recounts the golden times in her life.

  2. <this may be your golden moment to impress a baseball scout, so don't blow it>

Origin and Etymology of golden

Middle English


First Known Use: 13th century



GOLDEN Defined for English Language Learners

golden

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adjective gold·en \ˈgōl-dən\

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

golden

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adjective gold·en \ˈgōl-dən\

Definition of golden for Students

  1. 1 :  like, made of, or containing gold

  2. 2 :  having the deep yellow color of gold <golden flowers>

  3. 3 :  very good or desirable <a golden opportunity>

  4. 4 :  very prosperous and happy <a golden age>



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