[ gohl-duhn ]
/ ˈgoʊl dən /


Origin of golden

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

Related forms

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

Can be confused

gilded golden

Definition for golden (2 of 2)


[ gohl-duh n ]
/ ˈgoʊl dən /


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


/ (ˈɡəʊldən) /


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 Forms

goldenly, adverbgoldenness, noun
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