What does golden mean?

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ˈgoʊl dəngold·en

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aureate, gilded, gilt, gold, golden(adj)

    having the deep slightly brownish color of gold

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

  2. golden, halcyon, prosperous(adj)

    marked by peace and prosperity

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

  3. gold, golden, gilded(adj)

    made from or covered with gold

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

  4. fortunate, golden(adj)

    supremely favored

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

  5. golden(adj)

    suggestive of gold

    "a golden voice"

  6. golden, favorable, favourable, lucky, prosperous(adj)

    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. golden(Verb)

    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. golden(Verb)

    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. golden(Adjective)

    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. golden(Adjective)

    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. golden(Adjective)

    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. golden(Adjective)

    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. golden(Adjective)

    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. Golden(adj)

    made of gold; consisting of gold

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

  2. Golden(adj)

    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. Golden(adj)

    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

How to pronounce golden?

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How to say golden in sign language?

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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. Jerry Brown:

    We are at a crossroads, with big and important new programs now launched and the budget carefully balanced, the challenge is to build for the future, not steal from it, to live within our means and to keep California ever golden and creative, as our forebears have shown and our descendents would expect.

  2. Kahlil Gibran:

    Marriage is the golden ring in a chain, whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is eternity.

  3. John Evelyn:

    Friendship is the golden thread that ties the hearts of all hearts of all the world.

  4. Karl Marx:

    Capital is money, capital is commodities.. By virtue of it being value, it has acquired the occult ability to add value to itself. It brings forth living offspring, or at the least, lays golden eggs.

  5. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

    Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together.

Images & Illustrations of golden

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