What does golden mean?

Definitions for golden
ˈgoʊl dəngold·en

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. goldenverb

    To become golden (in colour).

    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.

  2. goldenverb

    To make golden or like gold.

    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.

  3. goldenadjective

    Made of, or relating to, gold.

    She wore a golden crown.

    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.

  4. goldenadjective

    Having a colour or other richness suggestive of gold.

    Under a golden sun.

    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.

  5. goldenadjective

    Marked by prosperity, creativity etc.

    The Renaissance was a golden era.

    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.

  6. goldenadjective

    Advantageous or very favourable.

    This is a golden opportunity

    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.

  7. goldenadjective

    Relating to a fiftieth anniversary.

    It's not long until our golden wedding.

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Goldenadjective

    made of gold; consisting of gold

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

  2. Goldenadjective

    having the color of gold; as, the golden grain

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

  3. Goldenadjective

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

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

Freebase

  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.

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. dongle

  2. longed

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Numerology

  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. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    We don't get upset simply because someone lies, cheats and breaks our trust. In my view, we become upset because we can't trust that person (and folks like him/her) ever again. It's the violation and loss of our innocence that hurts us deep inside, for a short duration at least. Yet, when we rise from that freaky fall, we discover that we're stronger than ever before. It's true that what doesn't kill us often makes us stronger. So strange as it may sound, we should be thankful to that deceiving person, who offered us the golden opportunity in disguise - to eliminate our weakest links and to strengthen ourselves beyond our normal limitations. Cheers!

  2. Henry Drummond:

    Kindness is the golden key that unlocks the hearts of others.

  3. Rania Jubran:

    They are helping improve the quality of life of children, parents and families, it's a golden thing. It should be common sense how wrong this is and the world should be watching.

  4. Shu Zhang:

    The golden age of banking of the last 10 years is over.

  5. Paisit Sangkahapong:

    From our statistics, Operation 1511 has been able to seize a lot, however, there are still some other precursor chemicals that get through our checkpoints to the Golden Triangle area. This is something we have to work on.

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