from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, made of, or containing gold.
- adj. Having the color of gold or a yellow color suggestive of gold.
- adj. Lustrous; radiant: the golden sun.
- adj. Suggestive of gold, as in richness or splendor: a golden voice.
- adj. Of the greatest value or importance; precious.
- adj. Marked by peace, prosperity, and often creativeness: a golden era.
- adj. Very favorable or advantageous; excellent: a golden opportunity.
- adj. Having a promising future; seemingly assured of success: a golden generation.
- adj. Of or relating to a 50th anniversary.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Made of, or relating to, gold.
- adj. Having a colour or other richness suggestive of gold.
- adj. Marked by prosperity, creativity etc.
- adj. Advantageous or very favourable.
- adj. Relating to a fiftieth anniversary.
- v. To become golden (in colour).
- v. To make golden or like gold.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Made of gold; consisting of gold.
- adj. Having the color of gold.
- adj. Very precious; highly valuable; excellent; eminently auspicious.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Made of gold; consisting of gold.
- Of the color or luster of gold; yellow; bright; shining; splendid: as, the golden sun; golden fruit: sometimes poetically used of blood.
- Hence Excellent; most valuable; very precious: as, the golden rule.
- Most happy or prosperous; marked by great happiness, prosperity, or progress: as, the golden age.
- Preëminently favorable or auspicious: as, a golden opportunity.
- In arithmetic, the rule of three. See rule.
- To become golden in color.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. suggestive of gold
- adj. supremely favored
- adj. having the deep slightly brownish color of gold
- adj. made from or covered with gold
- adj. marked by peace and prosperity
- adj. presaging or likely to bring good luck
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. (Wiktionary)