Nearby words

  1. goldblatt phenomenon,
  2. goldbrick,
  3. goldbug,
  4. goldcrest,
  5. goldcup,
  6. golden age,
  7. golden ager,
  8. golden alexanders,
  9. golden aster,
  10. golden bantam corn

Origin of golden

Middle English word dating back to 1225–75; see origin at gold, -en2

Related formsgold·en·ly, adverbgold·en·ness, nounun·gold·en, adjective

Can be confusedgilded golden


[gohl-duh n]


a city in central Colorado. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for golden

British Dictionary definitions for golden



of the yellowish or brownish-yellow metallic colour of goldgolden hair
made from or largely consisting of golda golden statue
happy or prosperousgolden days
(sometimes capital) (of anniversaries) the 50th in a seriesGolden Jubilee; golden wedding
informal very successful or destined for successthe golden girl of tennis
extremely valuable or advantageousa golden opportunity
Derived Formsgoldenly, adverbgoldenness, noun

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Word Origin and History for golden


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