golden

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Etymology[edit]

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.

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golden (comparative more golden, superlative most golden)

  1. Made of, or relating to, gold.
    She wore a golden crown.
  2. Having a colour or other richness suggestive of gold.
    Under a golden sun.
  3. Marked by prosperity, creativity etc.
    The Renaissance was a golden era.
    the Golden Horseshoe
  4. Advantageous or very favourable.
    This is a golden opportunity
  5. Relating to a fiftieth anniversary.
    It's not long until our golden wedding.

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golden (third-person singular simple present goldens, present participle goldening, simple past and past participle goldened)

  1. (intransitive) To become golden (in colour).
  2. (transitive) To make golden or like gold.
    • 1994, Marion H. Hedges, Iron City:
      It goldened, as nothing else goldened, the commonplace countryside.

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golden

  1. plural past indicative and subjunctive of gelden

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German[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /ɡɔldn̩/
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golden (comparative goldener, superlative am goldensten)

  1. golden, gold-coloured

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golden

  1. ablative singular of gol