Definition of Golden

1. Adjective. Having the deep slightly brownish color of gold. "A gold carpet"

Exact synonyms: Aureate, Gilded, Gilt, Gold
Similar to: Chromatic
Derivative terms: Gilt, Gold

2. Adjective. Marked by peace and prosperity. "The halcyon days of the clipper trade"
Exact synonyms: Halcyon, Prosperous
Similar to: Happy

3. Adjective. Made from or covered with gold. "Gilded icons"
Exact synonyms: Gilded, Gold
Similar to: Metal, Metallic
Derivative terms: Gold, Gold

4. Adjective. Supremely favored. "Golden lads and girls all must / like chimney sweepers come to dust"
Exact synonyms: Fortunate
Similar to: Blessed, Blest

5. Adjective. Suggestive of gold. "A golden voice"
Similar to: Euphonious, Euphonous

6. Adjective. Presaging or likely to bring good luck. "A prosperous moment to make a decision"
Exact synonyms: Favorable, Favourable, Lucky, Prosperous
Similar to: Propitious
Derivative terms: Favorableness, Favourableness, Luckiness

Definition of Golden

1. a. Made of gold; consisting of gold.

Definition of Golden

1. Adjective. Made of, or relating to, gold. ¹

2. Adjective. Having a colour or other richness suggestive of gold. ¹

3. Adjective. Marked by prosperity, creativity etc. ¹

4. Adjective. Advantageous or very favourable. ¹

5. Adjective. Relating to a fiftieth anniversary. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To become golden (in colour). ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To make golden or like gold. ¹

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Definition of Golden

1. of the color of gold [adj -ENER, -ENEST] : GOLDENLY [adv]

Medical Definition of Golden

1. 1. Made of gold; consisting of gold. 2. Having the colour of gold; as, the golden grain. 3. Very precious; highly valuable; excellent; eminently auspicious; as, golden opinions. Golden age. The fabulous age of primeval simplicity and purity of manners in rural employments, followed by the silver, bronze, and iron ages. A tribe of Mongolian Tartars who overran and settled in Southern Russia early in the 18th century. Golden Legend, a hagiology (the "Aurea Legenda") written by James de Voragine, Archbishop of Genoa, in the 13th century, translated and printed by Caxton in 1483, and partially paraphrased by Longfellow in a poem thus entitled. Golden marcasite tin. Golden mean, the way of wisdom and safety between extremes; sufficiency without excess; moderation. "Angels guard him in the golden mean." (Pope) Golden mole, a bright-coloured hymenopterous insect, of the family Chrysididae. The colours are golden, blue, and green. Golden wedding. See Wedding. Origin: OE. Golden; cf. OE. Gulden, AS. Gylden, from gold. See Gold, and cf. Guilder. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Golden

golden (current term)
golden-beard penstemon
golden-crested kinglet
golden-eyed fly
golden ager
golden algae
golden aster
golden barrel cactus
golden boy
golden boys
golden calf

Literary usage of Golden

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Oí the earlier books the most notable are The golden Coast or a Description ... golden isa residential suburb of Denver, served by ihe Colorado ..."

2. Report by New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Botanical Dept (1908)
"Quality as good as 'golden Bantam,' and it will be of great use if it will breed ... Quality closely approaches 'golden Bantam' both in texture and flavor; ..."

3. The Works of A. Conan Doyle by Arthur Conan Doyle (1902)
"PART II IN THE NEW WORLD CHAPTER XXIV THE START OF THE golden ROD THANKS to the early tidings which the guardsman had brought with him, his little party was ..."

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