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Definition of "golden" []

  • Of, relating to, made of, or containing gold. (adjective)
  • Having the color of gold or a yellow color suggestive of gold. (adjective)
  • Lustrous; radiant: the golden sun. (adjective)
  • Suggestive of gold, as in richness or splendor: a golden voice. (adjective)
  • Of the greatest value or importance; precious. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "golden" in a sentence
  • "Thus too a German writer who desired to tell of the golden shoes with which the folly of Caligula adorned his horse could scarcely avoid speaking of _golden_ hoof-_irons_."
  • "The crowning touch was added to this delirious moment of festival by the simply scandalous distribution of golden coin, _golden_ mind you, which attendants clothed in every colour of an Egyptian sunset, and mounted upon diminutive, but pure bred donkeys, threw right and left with no stinting hand, to the distribution of which largesse responded shrill laughter, and still shriller cries, and thwack of stick on dark brown pate and cries of pain upon the meeting of youthful ivories in the aged ankle or wrist."
  • "There you would see a regular 'golden company.'"{21a} One jester told me that this was no longer a company, but a _golden regiment_: so greatly had their numbers increased."