Two golden rings.
- made of, containing, or yielding gold
- having the color and luster of gold; bright-yellow
- very valuable or precious; excellent
- prosperous and joyful; flourishing
- favorable; auspicious: a golden opportunity
- marking or celebrating the 50th year: a golden anniversary
- gifted in a way that promises future success: a golden boy
- richly mellow, as a voice
Origin of goldenMiddle English golden ; from gold (for earlier gilden)
- Of, relating to, made of, or containing gold.
- a. Having the color of gold or a yellow color suggestive of gold.b. Lustrous; radiant: the golden sun.c. Suggestive of gold, as in richness or splendor: a golden voice.
- Of the greatest value or importance; precious.
- Marked by peace, prosperity, and often creativeness: a golden era.
- Very favorable or advantageous; excellent: a golden opportunity.
- Having a promising future; seemingly assured of success: a golden generation.
- Of or relating to a 50th anniversary.
(comparative more golden, superlative most golden)
- Made of, or relating to, gold.
- She wore a golden crown.
- Having a colour or other richness suggestive of gold.
- Under a golden sun.
- Marked by prosperity, creativity etc.
- The Renaissance was a golden era.
- the Golden Horseshoe
- Advantageous or very favourable.
- This is a golden opportunity
- Relating to a fiftieth anniversary.
- It's not long until our golden wedding.
(third-person singular simple present goldens, present participle goldening, simple past and past participle goldened)
- (intransitive) To become golden (in colour).
- To make golden or like gold.
From Middle English golden, a restored form (due to the noun gold) of earlier Middle English gulden, gylden, gilden (“golden”), from Old English gylden (“golden”), from Proto-Germanic *gulþīnaz (“golden, made of gold”), equivalent to gold + -en. Cognate with Dutch gouden (“golden”), German gülden, golden (“golden”), Danish gylden (“golden”). More at gold.