Definition of Golden age

1. Noun. A time period when some activity or skill was at its peak. "It was the golden age of cinema"

2. Noun. Any period (sometimes imaginary) of great peace and prosperity and happiness.
Generic synonyms: Age, Historic Period

3. 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.
Category relationships: Classical Mythology
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period

Definition of Golden age

1. Proper noun. (mythology) The oldest and best of the Classical (w Ages of Man), when people lived innocent lives of happiness and prosperity. ¹

2. Noun. A happy age of peace and prosperity. ¹

3. Noun. A time of great progress or achievement in a particular field. ¹

4. Noun. (context: classical mythology) The Golden Age. ¹

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Golden Arches
Golden Delicious
Golden Fleece
Golden Gate
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Horde
Golden Horseshoe
Golden Jackal
Golden Retriever
Golden Retrievers
Golden Rule
Golden State
Golden Week

Literary usage of Golden age

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Christian Science Journal by Mary Baker Eddy (1905)
"But, alas, it has been customary to relegate the golden age to prehistoric ... The ancients referred the golden age to the time of the mythical reign of ..."

2. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1844)
"... golden age THE golden age, beloved of men, I sing, That now to earth descends on aureate wing ; The dreams of poets gave to thee the fame ; That age, ..."

3. Romanticism and the Romantic School in Germany by Robert Maximillian Wernaer (1909)
"Man has always loved to dream of a golden age; in fact of two golden ages, ... According to Hesiod's account, men lived in the golden age of the past like ..."

4. Classical Philology by University of Chicago press, JSTOR (Organization) (1917)
"ETHNOLOGY AND THE golden age BY GEORGE NOBLIN It is the common habit of civilized peoples to assume that the fabric of their customs and institutions ..."

5. Old Virginia and Her Neighbours by John Fiske (1897)
"THE golden age OF PIRATES. AT no other time in the world's history has the ... Its golden age may be said to have extended from about 1650 to about 1720. ..."

6. The History of the Jews: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time by Henry Hart Milman (1837)
"golden age OF JUDAISM. The Jeas under the Caliphs—Kite of ... WE enter upon a period which we shall venture to denominate the golden age of the modern Jews. ..."

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