- goulden (obsolete)
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡəʊl.dən/, [ˈɡɒʊ̯ɫ.dn̩]
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡoʊl.dən/, [ˈɡəɫ.dn̩]
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- Rhymes: -əʊldən
- Hyphenation: gol‧den
From Middle English golden, a restored form (due to the noun gold) of earlier Middle English gulden, gylden, gilden ("golden"; > English gilden), from Old English gylden (“golden”), from Proto-West Germanic *gulþīn, from Proto-Germanic *gulþīnaz (“golden, made of gold”), equivalent to gold + -en.
- Made of, or relating to, gold.
- She wore a golden crown.
- 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling:
- And now the concern which Partridge felt at being obliged to quit the warm chimney-corner, and a cup of excellent liquor, was somewhat compensated by hearing that he was to proceed no farther on foot, for Jones, by golden arguments, had prevailed with the boy to attend him back to the inn whither he had before conducted Sophia […]
- Having a colour or other richness suggestive of gold.
- Under a golden sun.
- Of a beverage, flavoured or colored with turmeric. [from c. 2010]
- Marked by prosperity, creativity etc.
- The Renaissance was a golden era.
- the Golden Horseshoe
- 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, volume (please specify |volume=I to VI), London: A[ndrew] Millar, […], OCLC 928184292:
- O Partridge! could I hope once again to see that face; but, alas! all those golden dreams are vanished for ever, and my only refuge from future misery is to forget the object of all my former happiness.
- Advantageous or very favourable.
- This is a golden opportunity
- 2011 October 20, Jamie Lillywhite, “Tottenham 1 - 0 Rubin Kazan”, in BBC Sport:
- ... a seasoned Champions League outfit, who beat Barcelona at the Nou Camp in 2009-10 and continually worked their way between the home defence to create some golden opportunities.
- Relating to a fiftieth anniversary.
- It's not long until our golden wedding.
- Relating to the elderly or retired.
- After retiring, Bob and Judy moved to Arizona to live out their golden years.
- (UK, slang) Fine, without problems.
- 2007, Colin Barr; Steve Katai, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Triathlon Training, Penguin, →ISBN, page 28:
- Many anti-fog variety goggles are available, but if you don't get that type, just rub a little spit on the lenses before you put them on in the water and you'll be golden.
- 2009, Mark Wiskup, Presentation S.O.S.: From Perspiration to Persuasion in 9 Easy Steps, Hachette UK, →ISBN:
- Therefore, the task ahead is easy. When the spotlight is on you, never let the audience down and you'll be golden.
- 2011, Wayne R. Dempsey, 101 Projects for Your Porsche Boxster, Motorbooks, →ISBN, page 68:
- If all of the marks line up perfectly, then you're golden, and you can continue on with finishing up the installation.
- golden age
- golden Alexanders
- golden anniversary
- golden aster
- golden balls
- golden beardgrass
- golden boot
- golden boy
- golden brown
- golden calf
- golden chain
- golden club
- golden contact
- Golden Delicious
- golden eagle
- golden falcon name
- Golden Fleece
- Golden Gate Bridge
- golden girl
- golden glow
- golden goose
- golden hamster
- golden handcuffs
- golden handshake
- golden hello
- Golden Horde
- Golden Horn
- Golden Horseshoe
- Golden Horus name
- golden jubilee
- golden larch
- golden lion tamarin
- golden mean
- golden nematode
- golden number
- golden oldie
- golden opinions
- golden opportunity
- golden oriole
- golden parachute
- golden perch
- golden pheasant
- Golden Plains
- golden plover
- golden rectangle
- golden retriever
- golden rice
- golden robin
- golden rule
- golden section
- golden share
- golden shiner
- golden shower
- golden skirt
- golden staph
- Golden State
- golden syrup
- golden ticket
- golden touch
- golden triangle
- Golden Valley County
- golden wattle
- golden wedding, golden wedding anniversary
- golden years
- kill the goose that lays the golden eggs
- silence is golden
- speech is silver, silence is golden
golden (plural goldens)
- Kyphosus vaigiensis, a fish found in southeast Asia.
- Ellipsis of .
- 1995, Jaime J. Sucher, Golden Retrievers, Barron’s, →ISBN, page 76:
- The archives of the Golden Retriever Club of America (GRCA) record goldens in the United States as early as the 1890s.
- 2017, Linda Bozzo, I Like Golden Retrievers! (Discover Dogs with the American Canine Association), Enslow Publishing, pages 4 and 15:
- Golden retrievers, or goldens, make great family pets. […] Goldens should be brushed regularly.
- 2019, Sarah Frank, Golden Retrievers, Lerner Publishing Group, page 6:
- Throw a toy into the water, and watch your golden go for it!
- (intransitive) To become gold or golden (in colour).
- (transitive) To make golden or like gold.
- 1994, Marion H. Hedges, Iron City:
- It goldened, as nothing else goldened, the commonplace countryside.
- 1994, Marion H. Hedges, Iron City:
Common since the 18th century. Alteration (after Gold (“gold”)) of older gulden, gülden, from Middle High German guldīn, güldīn, from Old High German guldīn, from Proto-Germanic *gulþīnaz. Equivalent to Gold + -en. Cognate with Dutch gulden, gouden, English golden.
- IPA(key): /ɡɔldən/
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- Hyphenation: gol‧den
|number & gender||singular||plural|
|predicative||er ist golden||sie ist golden||es ist golden||sie sind golden|
(with definite article)
|nominative||der goldene||die goldene||das goldene||die goldenen|
|genitive||des goldenen||der goldenen||des goldenen||der goldenen|
|dative||dem goldenen||der goldenen||dem goldenen||den goldenen|
|accusative||den goldenen||die goldene||das goldene||die goldenen|
(with indefinite article)
|nominative||ein goldener||eine goldene||ein goldenes||(keine) goldenen|
|genitive||eines goldenen||einer goldenen||eines goldenen||(keiner) goldenen|
|dative||einem goldenen||einer goldenen||einem goldenen||(keinen) goldenen|
|accusative||einen goldenen||eine goldene||ein goldenes||(keine) goldenen|
- Formed from gold.
- Decorated or covered with gold.
- Having a golden colour.
- (figurative) Of excellent quality or worth; precious, best.
- “gōlden, adj.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 27 April 2018.