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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After receiving judge Mel B's golden buzzer earlier in this AGT: The Champions season, Susan immediately advanced to last night's finals, where the audience gave her a standing ovation and the judges showered her with praise. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "Simon Cowell Admits to His "Disgusting" Past After Susan Boyle's 'AGT' Performance," 12 Feb. 2019 The color sparkles on medium and dark skin tones, and warms up paler ones like golden hour light, despite looking intimidatingly extra in the pan. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "Gold Highlighter Looks Amazing on Literally Everyone," 2 Oct. 2018 However, Hadwin is still considered a fan-favorite since she's been a front-runner all season, and even earned judge Howie Mandell's golden buzzer. Eileen Reslen, Country Living, "Furious ‘America’s Got Talent’ Fans Think We Three Was ‘Robbed’ From the Finals," 13 Sep. 2018 In it, a nude woman archer, bathed in golden light, lies on a balcony aiming at a tortoise. Victoria Dalkey, sacbee, "Crocker showcases diversity of Eduardo Carrillo's work, from realism to myth and fantasy," 6 July 2018 The Kinnear farm, the site of the murders, is suffused with golden light, and Harron used a Steadicam and rich colors to give the place a dreamlike quality. Sonia Saraiya, HWD, "A Look Beneath the Veil of Alias Grace’s Showstopping Hypnotism," 25 June 2018 Taking in the scene does feel like a hit of dopamine: Warm golden light shines down on lush green fields filled with dozens of dogs of every size and breed imaginable playing, fetching, and rolling on the grass. Gabriella Paiella, The Cut, "Maggie Siff Is TV’s Quiet Powerhouse," 8 June 2018 Ryan scopes farther down that digital drill hole, full of shadows and pockets of golden light. Genesee Keevil, Popular Mechanics, "The Rush: What the World's Greatest Gold Prospector Knows," 17 May 2018 Jean Royère chairs, upholstered in a metallic fabric, and a shimmery dining table by Martin Szekely top a circular hide rug whose fuchsia and navy stripes reflect in a golden console by the Campana Brothers. Vicky Lowry, ELLE Decor, "Delphine Krakoff Crafts a Magical Beachfront Retreat in Miami," 16 Apr. 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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More Definitions for golden

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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