adjective Etymology: Middle English Date: 13th century 1. consisting of, relating to, or containing gold 2. a. being or having the color gold or the color of gold b. blond 1 3. lustrous, shining 4. of a high degree of excellence ; superb 5. prosperous, flourishing <
golden days
6. a. radiantly youthful and vigorous b. having talents that promise great success — often used with boy c. highly favored ; popular 7. favorable, advantageous <
a golden opportunity
8. of, relating to, or being a 50th anniversary or its celebration 9. mellow, resonant <
a smooth golden tenor
goldenly adverbgoldenness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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