What does GOLDEN mean?

Definitions for GOLDEN
ˈgoʊl dəngold·en

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word GOLDEN.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aureate, gilded, gilt, gold, goldenadjective

    having the deep slightly brownish color of gold

    "long aureate (or golden) hair"; "a gold carpet"

  2. golden, halcyon, prosperousadjective

    marked by peace and prosperity

    "a golden era"; "the halcyon days of the clipper trade"

  3. gold, golden, gildedadjective

    made from or covered with gold

    "gold coins"; "the gold dome of the Capitol"; "the golden calf"; "gilded icons"

  4. fortunate, goldenadjective

    supremely favored

    "golden lads and girls all must / like chimney sweepers come to dust"

  5. goldenadjective

    suggestive of gold

    "a golden voice"

  6. golden, favorable, favourable, lucky, prosperousadjective

    presaging or likely to bring good luck

    "a favorable time to ask for a raise"; "lucky stars"; "a prosperous moment to make a decision"


  1. goldenverb

    To become golden (in colour).

  2. goldenverb

    To make golden or like gold.

  3. goldenadjective

    Made of, or relating to, gold.

    She wore a golden crown.

  4. goldenadjective

    Having a colour or other richness suggestive of gold.

    Under a golden sun.

  5. goldenadjective

    Marked by prosperity, creativity etc.

    The Renaissance was a golden era.

  6. goldenadjective

    Advantageous or very favourable.

    This is a golden opportunity

  7. goldenadjective

    Relating to a fiftieth anniversary.

    It's not long until our golden wedding.

  8. Etymology: From golden, a restored form (due to the noun gold) of earlier gulden, gylden, gilden, from gylden, from gulþīnaz, equivalent to. Cognate with gouden, gülden, golden, gylden. More at gold.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Goldenadjective

    Etymology: from gold.

    O would to God that the inclusive verge
    Of golden metal, that must round my brow,
    Were red-hot steel to sear me to the brain. William Shakespeare, R. III.

    Nine royal knights in equal rank succeed,
    Each warrior mounted on a fiery steed,
    In golden armour glorious to behold;
    The rivets of their arms were nail’d with gold. Dryden.

    So sweet a kiss the golden sun gives not
    To those fresh morning drops upon the rose;
    Nor shines the silver moon one half so bright
    Through the transparent bosom of the deep. William Shakespeare.

    ’Tis better to be lowly born,
    And range with humble livers in content,
    Than to be perk’d up in a glistering grief,
    And wear a golden sorrow. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    Heaven’s golden winged herald late he saw
    To a poor Galilean virgin sent. Richard Crashaw.

    To her hard yoke you must hereafter bow,
    Howe’er she shines all golden to you now. Dryden.

    And see the guardian angels of the good,
    Reclining soft on many a golden cloud. Nicholas Rowe, Royal Conv.

    Golden russeting hath a gold coloured coat under a russet hair, and its flesh of a yellow colour. John Mortimer.

    I have bought
    Golden opinions from all sort of people,
    Which would be worn now in their newest gloss,
    Not cast aside so soon. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    That verse which they commonly call golden, has two substantives and two adjectives, with a verb betwixt them to keep the peace. Dryden.

    Thence arises that golden rule of dealing with others as we would have others deal with us. Isaac Watts, Logick.

    They say many young gentlemen flock to him every day, and fleet the time carelesly, as they did in the golden world. William Shakespeare, As you like it.


  1. Golden

    Golden is a single by American singer and songwriter Brandon Beal, featuring vocals from Danish band Lukas Graham. The song was released as a digital download in Denmark on 5 February 2016 through Then We Take the World and Universal Music Denmark. The song peaked at number one on the Danish Singles Chart. The song has also charted in Norway, Germany and Sweden.


  1. golden

    Golden can be generally defined as a bright, yellow metallic color resembling the shade of gold, or something that is highly valuable, cherished, or regarded as precious. It can also refer to a time period or era characterized by prosperity, success, or excellence. Additionally, "golden" can signify something that is perfect, ideal, or greatly admired.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Goldenadjective

    made of gold; consisting of gold

  2. Goldenadjective

    having the color of gold; as, the golden grain

  3. Goldenadjective

    very precious; highly valuable; excellent; eminently auspicious; as, golden opinions

  4. Etymology: [OE. golden; cf. OE. gulden, AS. gylden, from gold. See Gold, and cf. Guilder.]


  1. Golden

    The City of Golden is a home rule municipality and the county seat of Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Golden lies along Clear Creek at the edge of the foothills of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Founded during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush on 16 June 1859, the mining camp was originally named Golden City in honor of Thomas L. Golden. Golden City served as the capital of the provisional Territory of Jefferson from 1860 to 1861, and capital of the official Territory of Colorado from 1862 to 1867. In 1867, the territorial capital was moved about 12 miles east to Denver City. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the city population was 18,867 in 2010. The Colorado School of Mines, offering programs in engineering and science, is located in Golden. Also there are the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the National Earthquake Information Center, the Coors Brewing Company, CoorsTek, Spyderco, the American Mountaineering Center, and the Colorado Railroad Museum. It is the birthplace of the Jolly Rancher, a candy bought out by the Hershey Foods Corporation. Famous western showman William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody is buried nearby on Lookout Mountain.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. golden

    [prob.: from folklore's ‘golden egg’] When used to describe a magnetic medium (e.g., golden disk, golden tape), describes one containing a tested, up-to-spec, ready-to-ship software version. Compare platinum-iridium. One may also “go gold”, which is the act of releasing a golden version. The gold color of many CDROMs is a coincidence; this term was well established a decade before CDROM distribution become common in the mid-1990s.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Golden is ranked #699 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Golden surname appeared 49,360 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 17 would have the surname Golden.

    74.7% or 36,872 total occurrences were White.
    19.8% or 9,798 total occurrences were Black.
    2.2% or 1,125 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2% or 997 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 301 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 267 total occurrences were Asian.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GOLDEN' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2623

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GOLDEN' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4311

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GOLDEN' in Adjectives Frequency: #352

Anagrams for GOLDEN »

  1. longed

  2. dongle

  3. engold

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of GOLDEN in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of GOLDEN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of GOLDEN in a Sentence

  1. Edwin Hubbel Chapin:

    Through every rift of discovery some seeming anomaly drops out of the darkness, and falls, as a golden link, into the great chain of order.

  2. Ali Akbar Velayati:

    Syria is the golden ring of resistance front, if Assad and the Syrian people fail in their fight against Takfiri (hardline Sunni Islamist) groups..., their next target will be (Shi'ite-led) Iraq, followed by Iran.

  3. Madhur Deora:

    A lot of well-wishers and friends messaged [ me ], saying,' Oh, I'm getting a prayer done at Golden Temple for Paytm's success.

  4. Johann von Goethe:

    All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.

  5. Carrie Lam:

    For the first six days of October, during the so-called Golden Week holiday, visitors visiting Hong Kong plunged over 50%.

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