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[ gohl-duhn ]


  1. bright, metallic, or lustrous like gold; of the color of gold; yellow:

    golden hair.

  2. made or consisting of gold:

    golden earrings.

  3. exceptionally valuable, advantageous, or fine:

    a golden opportunity.

  4. having glowing vitality; radiant:

    golden youth.

  5. full of happiness, prosperity, or vigor:

    golden hours;

    a golden era of exploration.

    Synonyms: joyous, glorious, splendid

  6. highly talented and favored; destined for success:

    television's golden boy.

  7. richly soft and smooth:

    a golden voice.

  8. indicating the fiftieth event of a series:

    a golden wedding anniversary.



[ gohl-duhn ]


  1. a city in central Colorado.


/ ˈɡəʊldən /


  1. of the yellowish or brownish-yellow metallic colour of gold

    golden hair

  2. made from or largely consisting of gold

    a golden statue

  3. happy or prosperous

    golden days

  4. sometimes capital (of anniversaries) the 50th in a series

    golden wedding

    Golden Jubilee

  5. informal.
    very successful or destined for success

    the golden girl of tennis

  6. extremely valuable or advantageous

    a golden opportunity

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Derived Forms

  • ˈgoldenness, noun
  • ˈgoldenly, adverb

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Other Words From

  • golden·ly adverb
  • golden·ness noun
  • un·golden adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of golden1

First recorded in 1225–75; Middle English; gold + -en 2

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Example Sentences

The “golden spurtle” refers to both the traditional Scottish utensil specifically designed for porridge-stirring, as well as the shape of the trophy awarded to winners.

From Eater

Golden also expects lawmakers will more seriously debate reintroducing the state’s severance tax for timber companies.

However, there are signs that Asher’s golden touch may be fading.

From Ozy

Language processing is now entering a kind of golden age, in which once impossible tasks are increasingly within reach.

From Fortune

The New York City Marathon — which would have celebrated its golden anniversary this year — and the never-before-canceled Boston Marathon are among the most well-known and highly anticipated races that have been nixed.

But on Thursday Boxer triggered a Golden State political earthquake, announcing that she would not seek a fifth term in 2016.

The former Virginia governor was once the golden boy of the GOP.

The Second Republic was also considered the another golden age for Korean Cinema.

And the series was implausibly shut out by both the Golden Globe and SAG Awards.

Congratulations on your Golden Globe nomination for Best Director.

I pictured him as slim and young looking, smooth-faced, with golden curly hair, and big brown eyes.

Centurus aurifrons dubius (Cabot): Golden-fronted Woodpecker.

No man should regard the subject of religion as decided for him until he has read The Golden Bough.

He set down as the second the golden rule, “Whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, do ye even so to them.”

And he himself brought her the golden-brown bouillon, in a dainty Sevres cup, with a flaky cracker or two on the saucer.


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