golden

adjective gold·en \ ˈgōl-dən \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of golden

1 :consisting of, relating to, or containing gold
2 a :being or having the color gold or the color of gold
b :blond 1
4 :of a high degree of excellence :superb
5 :prosperous, flourishing
  • golden days
6 a :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

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

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Origin and Etymology of golden

Middle English



GOLDEN Defined for English Language Learners

golden

adjective

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

adjective gold·en \ ˈgōl-dən \

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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