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Golden

Gold´en   Pronunciation: gōld´'n
a.1.
1.Made of gold; consisting of gold.
2.Having the color of gold; as, the golden grain.
3.Very precious; highly valuable; excellent; eminently auspicious; as, golden opinions.
Golden age
a - The fabulous age of primeval simplicity and purity of manners in rural employments, followed by the silver age, bronze age, and iron age.
b - (Roman Literature) The best part (B. C. 81 - A. D. 14) of the classical period of Latinity; the time when Cicero, Cæsar, Virgil, etc., wrote
- Dryden.
c - That period in the history of a literature, etc., when it flourishes in its greatest purity or attains its greatest glory; as, the Elizabethan age has been considered the golden age of English literature.
Golden balls
three gilt balls used as a sign of a pawnbroker's office or shop; - originally taken from the coat of arms of Lombardy, the first money lenders in London having been Lombards.
Golden bull
See under Bull, an edict.
Golden chain
(Bot.) the shrub Cytisus Laburnum, so named from its long clusters of yellow blossoms.
Golden club
(Bot.) an aquatic plant (Orontium aquaticum), bearing a thick spike of minute yellow flowers.
Golden cup
(Bot.) the buttercup.
Golden eagle
(Zool.) a large and powerful eagle (Aquila Chrysaëtos) inhabiting Europe, Asia, and North America. It is so called from the brownish yellow tips of the feathers on the head and neck. A dark variety is called the royal eagle; the young in the second year is the ring-tailed eagle.
Golden fleece
a - (Mythol.) The fleece of gold fabled to have been taken from the ram that bore Phryxus through the air to Colchis, and in quest of which Jason undertook the Argonautic expedition.
b - (Her.) An order of knighthood instituted in 1429 by Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy; - called also Toison d'Or.
Golden grease
a bribe; a fee.
Golden hair
(Bot.) a South African shrubby composite plant with golden yellow flowers, the Chrysocoma Coma-aurea.
Golden Horde
(Hist.) a tribe of Mongolian Tartars who overran and settled in Southern Russia early in the 18th century.
Golden Legend
a hagiology (the "Aurea Legenda") written by James de Voragine, Archbishop of Genoa, in the 13th century, translated and printed by Caxton in 1483, and partially paraphrased by Longfellow in a poem thus entitled.
Golden marcasite
tin.
Golden mean
the way of wisdom and safety between extremes; sufficiency without excess; moderation.
Angels guard him in the golden mean.
- Pope.
Adj.1.golden - having the deep slightly brownish color of gold; "long aureate (or golden) hair"; "a gold carpet"
Synonyms: gilded, gilt, gold, aureate
2.golden - marked by peace and prosperity; "a golden era"; "the halcyon days of the clipper trade"
Synonyms: halcyon, prosperous
3.golden - made from or covered with gold; "gold coins"; "the gold dome of the Capitol"; "the golden calf"; "gilded icons"
Synonyms: gold, gilded
4.golden - supremely favored or fortunate; "golden lads and girls all must / like chimney sweepers come to dust"
Synonyms: fortunate, favored
5.golden - suggestive of gold; "a golden voice"
6.golden - very favorable or advantageous; "a golden opportunity"
Synonyms: favorable
golden - [Probabaly from folklore's "golden egg"] When used to describe a magnetic medium (e.g. "golden disk", "golden tape"), describes one containing a tested, up-to-spec, ready-to-ship software version. Compare platinum-iridium.
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, 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, 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, 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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Gold-beating
Gold-bound
gold-crowned kinglet
Gold-end man
Gold-hammer
gold-of-pleasure
gold-plate
gold-tail moth
gold-worker
Golda Meir
goldbeater
Goldberg
goldbrick
goldbricking
Goldcrest
Goldcup
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Golden Age
golden ager
golden algae
golden aster
Golden balls
golden barrel cactus
golden beetle
golden boy
Golden bull
golden buttons
golden calf
golden calla
golden chain
golden chasselas
golden chinkapin
golden clematis
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