AskDefine | Define golden

Dictionary Definition

golden adj
1 having the deep slightly brownish color of gold; "long aureate (or golden) hair"; "a gold carpet" [syn: aureate, gilded, gilt, gold]
2 marked by peace and prosperity; "a golden era"; "the halcyon days of the clipper trade" [syn: halcyon, prosperous]
3 made from or covered with gold; "gold coins"; "the gold dome of the Capitol"; "the golden calf"; "gilded icons" [syn: gold, gilded]
4 supremely favored or fortunate; "golden lads and girls all must / like chimney sweepers come to dust" [syn: favored, fortunate]
5 suggestive of gold; "a golden voice"
6 very favorable or advantageous; "a golden opportunity" [syn: favorable]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. Made of, or relating to gold.
    She wore a golden crown.
  2. Having a colour or other richness suggestive of gold.
    Under a golden sun.
  3. Marked by prosperity, creativity etc.
    The Renaissance was a golden era.
  4. Advantageous or very favourable.
    This is a golden opportunity
  5. Relating to a fiftieth anniversary.
    It's not long until our golden wedding.

German

Pronunciation

Adjective

golden
  1. golden, gold-coloured

Extensive Definition

Golden means made of, or relating to gold.
Golden can refer to:

Color

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Philosophy

Music

Other uses

golden in German: Golden
golden in Spanish: Golden
golden in French: Golden
golden in Dutch: Golden
golden in Japanese: ゴールデン
golden in Norwegian: Golden
golden in Polish: Golden
golden in Volapük: Golden

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

achingly sweet, advantageous, agreeable, agreeable-sounding, appealing, ariose, arioso, aureate, auric, auriferous, aurous, auspicious, beige, benign, benignant, beyond price, blessed, blissful, blond, brass, brassy, brazen, bright, brilliant, bronze, bronzy, buff, buff-yellow, canary, canary-yellow, canorous, cantabile, catchy, cherished, citron, citron-yellow, copper, coppery, cream, creamy, cupreous, cuprous, dazzling, dear, delightful, divine, dulcet, ecru, euphonic, euphonious, euphonous, excellent, exceptional, exquisite, exuberant, fair, fallow, favorable, favored, favoring, favorite, ferrous, ferruginous, fertile, fine-toned, flaxen, flourishing, fortunate, full of promise, gifted, gilded, gilt, gilt-edged, gleaming, glittering, glorious, glowing, gold, gold-colored, gold-filled, gold-plated, golden-tongued, golden-voiced, good, good as gold, halcyon, happy, heavenly, honeyed, immense, inestimable, invaluable, iron, ironlike, joyful, joyous, lead, leaden, lemon, lemon-yellow, liquid, lucky, lustrous, luteolous, lutescent, magnificent, marvelous, melic, mellifluent, mellifluous, mellisonant, mellow, melodic, melodious, mercurial, mercurous, music-flowing, music-like, musical, nickel, nickelic, nickeline, ocherish, ocherous, ochery, ochreous, ochroid, ochrous, ochry, of good omen, of great price, of happy portent, of promise, opportune, optimistic, or, outstanding, palmy, pet, pewter, pewtery, pleasant, pleasant-sounding, precious, priceless, primrose, primrose-colored, primrose-yellow, productive, promising, propitious, prosperous, quicksilver, radiant, resplendent, rich, rosy, saffron, saffron-colored, saffron-yellow, sallow, sand-colored, sandy, sensational, shining, shiny, silver, silver-plated, silver-toned, silver-tongued, silver-voiced, silvery, singable, songful, songlike, sonorous, sparkling, special, splendid, splendiferous, steel, steely, sterling, straw, straw-colored, successful, sunny, super, superb, supereminent, superexcellent, superfine, sweet, sweet-flowing, sweet-sounding, talented, terrific, thriving, tin, tinny, tremendous, tunable, tuneful, valuable, white-haired, wonderful, worthy, xanthic, xanthous, yellow, yellowish
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