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Princeton's WordNet

  1. golden agenoun

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

    "it was the golden age of cinema"

  2. golden agenoun

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

  3. Golden Agenoun

    (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

Wiktionary

  1. golden agenoun

    A happy age of peace and prosperity.

  2. golden agenoun

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

  3. golden agenoun

    The Golden Age.

  4. Golden Agenoun

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

Freebase

  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.

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Numerology

  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

Examples of golden age in a Sentence

  1. Kirsten Cappy:

    It's a total golden age. ... We have seen a serious uptick.

  2. 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.

  3. Michael Douglas:

    It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103, to the world, he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into his golden years, a humanitarian whose commitment to justice and the causes he believed in set a standard for all of us to aspire to.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    According to them everything was really good in 2008, when we were going through the worst economic crisis in our lifetimes, unemployment and uninsured rates were up, we were hopelessly addicted to foreign oil and (Osama) bin Laden was still on the loose. This apparently was the golden age that I messed up.

  5. Kirk Douglas:

    To the world Kirk Douglas was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into Kirk Douglas golden years, a humanitarian whose commitment to justice and the causes Kirk Douglas believed in set a standard for all of us to aspire to. But to me and my brothers Joel and Peter he was simply Dad, to Catherine, a wonderful father-in-law, to his grandchildren and great grandchild their loving grandfather, and to Anne Buydens, a wonderful husband.

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