What does golden age mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. golden age(noun)

    a time period when some activity or skill was at its peak

    "it was the golden age of cinema"

  2. golden age(noun)

    any period (sometimes imaginary) of great peace and prosperity and happiness

  3. Golden Age(noun)

    (classical mythology) the first and best age of the world, a time of ideal happiness, prosperity, and innocence; by extension, any flourishing and outstanding period


  1. golden age(Noun)

    A happy age of peace and prosperity.

  2. golden age(Noun)

    A time of great progress or achievement in a particular field.

  3. golden age(Noun)

    The Golden Age.

  4. Golden Age(ProperNoun)

    The oldest and best of the Classical , when people lived innocent lives of happiness and prosperity.


  1. Golden age

    The term Golden Age comes from Greek mythology and legend and refers to the first in a sequence of four or five Ages of Man, in which the Golden Age is first, followed in sequence, by the Silver, Bronze, Heroic, and then the present, which is a period of decline. By extension "Golden Age" denotes a period of primordial peace, harmony, stability, and prosperity. During this age peace and harmony prevailed, humans did not have to work to feed themselves, for the earth provided food in abundance. They lived to a very old age with a youthful appearance, eventually dying peacefully, with spirits living on as "guardians". Plato in Cratylus recounts the golden race of humans who came first. He clarifies that Hesiod did not mean literally made of gold, but good and noble. There are analogous concepts in the religious and philosophical traditions of the South Asian subcontinent. For example, the Vedic or ancient Hindu culture saw history as cyclical, composed of yugas with alternating Dark and Golden Ages. The Kali yuga, Dwapara, Treta yuga and Satya yuga correspond to the four Greek ages. Similar beliefs occur in the ancient Middle East and throughout the ancient world, as well.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Golden Age

    the age of happy innocence under the reign of Cronos or Saturn, in which, as fabled, the earth yielded all fulness without toil, and every creature lived at peace with every other; the term is applied to the most flourishing period in the history of a nation. See Ages.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of golden age in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of golden age in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Shu Zhang:

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

  2. Sara Wheeler:

    They represent a golden age in the history of photography, when a few men went to the unknown to bring back awe-inspiring pictures.

  3. Philip Athill:

    In those days, there was a belief that illustration showed how the clothes should be worn better than photography, the magazines were split evenly between photographs and illustration. It was the golden age of fashion illustration.

  4. Anthon St Maarten:

    There was no need for a term like ‘magical thinking’ in the Golden Age of Man...there was only genuine everyday magic and mysticism. Children were not mocked or scolded in those days for singing to the rain or talking to the wind.

  5. Ed Asner:

    It was a golden age of television, it was an age that put me on the map. I still collect respect and honor for my participation as Lou Grant. Life was simpler then, just a few years ago, but life was so much simpler. And I think our movie business, our TV business, is more chaotic now then it was then.

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