golden age


Definition of golden age

: a period of great happiness, prosperity, and achievement

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Synonyms & Antonyms for golden age


belle epoque (or belle époque), renaissance


dark age

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Examples of golden age in a Sentence

the golden age of art a golden age for our country

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That decade had been a golden age for white settlers drawn from the deprivations of postwar Britain to the sunlit uplands of a distant colonial outpost. Alan Cowell, New York Times, "Mugabe’s Reign Began With Bob Marley and Good Schools. Despotism Soon Followed.," 6 Sep. 2019 Which leads to the question: Have the 2010s set up the 2020s to be that golden age of menswear? Luke Leitch, Vogue, "Guys in Skirts Is Only the Start—The Menswear Revolution Is Just Beginning," 18 July 2019 The observatory also invites the public to frequent concerts and lectures, in what is becoming the second golden age of space travel. Chris Erskinecolumnist, Los Angeles Times, "Postcard From L.A.: In the moon glow of Mt. Wilson, go find your place in the cosmos," 15 July 2019 This is a golden age of Dodgers baseball for someone such as me, who grew up going to Dodgers games from 1989 to 2007 when the Dodgers missed the postseason 15 of 19 seasons, failed to win a playoff series and won just a single postseason game. Arash Markazi,, "Dodgers fans should enjoy phenomenal start before worrying about postseason," 5 June 2019 The 1970s was a golden age in heavyweight boxing, when Muhammad Ali was the king of kings. Gordon Marino, WSJ, "‘Smokin’ Joe’ Review: Butterfly Fighter," 24 May 2019 This being the golden age of #sponcon, naturally, some fans were concerned about the authenticity of Teigen's headband enthusiasm. Emily Wang, Glamour, "Chrissy Teigen's 'Headband of the Day' Series Is the Best Thing on the Internet Right Now," 10 Aug. 2018 The last half-century has seen a golden age of digital innovation, yet rates of poverty have stagnated, inequality has soared and sustainability seems farther out of reach. Kentaro Toyama, The Conversation, "Bring on the technology bans!," 19 Aug. 2019 Chapman and Alex Bregman of Houston are the new pacesetters in what is becoming a new golden age at third base. Tom Verducci,, "Matt Chapman Is the Face of Yet Another Second-Half Surge by the A's," 19 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of golden age

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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: a time of great happiness, success, and achievement

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formidable, illustrious, or eminent

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