golden

Definitions

  • THE GOLDEN GATE
    THE GOLDEN GATE
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj golden presaging or likely to bring good luck "a favorable time to ask for a raise","lucky stars","a prosperous moment to make a decision"
    • adj golden suggestive of gold "a golden voice"
    • adj golden having the deep slightly brownish color of gold "long aureate (or golden) hair","a gold carpet"
    • adj golden supremely favored "golden lads and girls all must / like chimney sweepers come to dust"
    • adj golden marked by peace and prosperity "a golden era","the halcyon days of the clipper trade"
    • adj golden made from or covered with gold "gold coins","the gold dome of the Capitol","the golden calf","gilded icons"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

THE GOLDEN GATE, LOOKING OUTWARD THE GOLDEN GATE, LOOKING OUTWARD
THE ROAD NEAR THE GOLDEN GATE THE ROAD NEAR THE GOLDEN GATE
GOLDEN CUPS OF PRIAM GOLDEN CUPS OF PRIAM
SIX GOLDEN BRACELETS WELDED TOGETHER BY THE CONFLAGRATION SIX GOLDEN BRACELETS WELDED TOGETHER BY THE CONFLAGRATION
THE HEN THAT LAYS GOLDEN EGGS THE HEN THAT LAYS GOLDEN EGGS
LITTLE GOLDEN HAIR LITTLE GOLDEN HAIR
GOLDEN HAIR PEEPING INTO THE BEARS' HOUSE GOLDEN HAIR PEEPING INTO THE BEARS' HOUSE
GOLDEN HAIR EATS THE LITTLE BEAR'S BREAKFAST GOLDEN HAIR EATS THE LITTLE BEAR'S BREAKFAST

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Sugar Bear (the mascot for Golden Crisps cereal) was born in 1963
    • Golden Having the color of gold; as, the golden grain.
    • Golden Made of gold; consisting of gold.
    • Golden Very precious; highly valuable; excellent; eminently auspicious; as, golden opinions.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Golden Gate Bridge was first opened in 1937
    • golden Made of gold; consisting of gold.
    • golden Of the color or luster of gold; yellow; bright; shining; splendid: as, the golden sun; golden fruit: sometimes poetically used of blood.
    • golden Hence Excellent; most valuable; very precious: as, the golden rule.
    • golden Most happy or prosperous; marked by great happiness, prosperity, or progress: as, the golden age.
    • golden Preëminently favorable or auspicious: as, a golden opportunity.
    • golden In arithmetic, the rule of three. See rule.
    • golden To become golden in color.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: McDonalds and Burger King sugar-coat their fries so they will turn golden-brown.
    • adj Golden made of gold: of the colour of gold: bright: most valuable: happy: highly favourable
    • Golden the celebrations of the 25th, 50th, and 60th anniversaries of a wedding
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Quotations

  • Novalis
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    “Where children are, there is the golden age.”
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    “Hope is the golden thread that should be woven into every experience of life.”
  • Sir James M. Barrie
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    “You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip.”
  • James Elroy Flecker
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    “For lust of knowing what should not be known, we take the Golden Road to Samarkand.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
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    “The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.”
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    “Practicing the Golden Rule is not a sacrifice; it is an investment.”

Idioms

Golden handshake - A golden handshake is a payment made to someone to get them to leave their job.
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Golden opportunity - A golden opportunity is an usually good chance to do or succeed at something. A chance that should not be missed.
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Golden rule - The golden rule is the most essential or fundamental rule associated with something. Originally, it was not a general reference to an all purpose first rule applicable to many groups or protocols, but referred to a verse in the Bible about treating people they way you would want them to treat you, which was considered the First Rule of behavior towards all by all.
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Golden touch - Someone with a golden touch can make money from or be successful at anything they do.
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Kill the goose that lays the golden egg - If you kill the goose that lays the golden egg, you ruin something that is very profitable.
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Silence is golden - It is often better to say nothing than to talk, so silence is golden.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. golden,; cf. OE. gulden, AS. gylden, from gold,. See Gold, and cf. Guilder
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. weddian, to engage, to marry (Ger. wetten, to wager)—wed, a pledge; Goth. wadi, Ger. wette, a bet.

Usage

In literature:

The lad also took one of the golden forks and one of the golden spoons and hid them in his bosom.
"Tales of Folk and Fairies" by Katharine Pyle
She had failed to gather in one half of the golden harvest.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
At the farther end of the largest hall a table was set with golden cups and golden plates in long rows.
"The Book of Stories for the Storyteller" by Fanny E. Coe
Slaves with fans of gorgeous plumage wafted the perfumed air into the Golden Room.
"Saronia" by Richard Short
We went into a church that gleamed with pictures painted on a golden ground.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
Again and again it rings, regularly a golden voice.
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
Address "Puzzle Editor," GOLDEN DAYS, Philadelphia, Pa.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
Now, senor, this is the secret of the Golden Valley which I desire to sell to you.
"Wood Rangers" by Mayne Reid
A pretty child smiled at her over a cottage gate, its golden curls tossed by the breeze.
"A Vanished Hand" by Sarah Doudney
Even his feet are golden.
"The Tale of Jolly Robin" by Arthur Scott Bailey
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In poetry:

Ravelston, Ravelston,
The merry path that leads
Down the golden morning hill,
And thro' the silver meads;
"A Nuptial Eve" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
It's hypodermic needle
to his soul
but softly
as the tune comes from his throat
trouble
mellows to a golden note
"Trumpet Player" by Langston Hughes
A pointing tree; a lifted hill,
Sun-misted with a golden ring,--
Were these once mine? And am I still
Remembering?
"I Watch Swift Pictures" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
An old and silent man was he,
And his face was yellow and lean.
In the golden lands of Mexico
A miner he had been.
"The Old Man's Story" by Mary Botham Howitt
On the margin of the river,
Washing up its silver spray,
We will walk and worship ever,
All the happy, golden day.
"Beautiful River" by Robert Wadsworth Lowry
But man upon my back has lain
Such heavy loads of stone,
I cannot grow the golden grain:
'Tis therefore that I groan.
"Earth's Burdens" by Ernest Jones

In news:

Golden Mask standout 'Two in Your House.'.
PHOTO COURTESY OF GOLDEN MASK.
The Boneless Wing Dings have a golden breading and mild flavor.
A Golden Gate Estates man accused of DUI and crashing his motorcycle says the " boogeyman " caused the wreck.
Bill Terry, a former UPI reporter in San Francisco and past editor of Arkansas Times Magazine, now living in Golden, Mo.
No review can do justice to this incredibly rich memoir of publishing's golden age — Paris in the '50s and New York in the '60s.
Our sports reporter argues they broke the golden rule of sport.
Bootlegger 's Brewery Golden Chaos.
Bootlegger 's Brewery Golden Chaos: Beer of the Month.
Golden Child By David Henry Hwang Signature Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street 212-244-7529, signaturetheatre.org.
The semis will be based on Keppel's DSS 38E design targeted for the deepwater "Golden Triangle" region of Brazil , Africa and the Gulf of Mexico.
For our breaded pork cutlet recipe, we were looking for well-seasoned pork cutlets with a crisp, golden, substantial breading .
The Golden Compass' shines brightly .
Shearwater Uniforms The Golden Archipelago.
The Tontons Premiere "Golden" Video, Announce Tour Dates.
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In science:

For α = β Equation (3) is “Fermi’s golden rule”.
Like-sign dimuon charge asymmetry in the decay of B B-bar pairs
The golden rule is related to the possibility of turning the coherent nature of a transition process in quantum mechanics into an incoherent process strictly because of the large number of particles in the system and the correspondingly large number of quantum states participating in the transition.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
The resulting expressions, exact in the perturbative limit, are accurate approximations in the transition region between the “Fermi golden rule” and the perturbative regimes, as examplarily verified for a deterministic chaotic system.
A random matrix formulation of fidelity decay
The latter can be divided into the so called (standard) perturbative and the “Fermi golden rule” regimes .
A random matrix formulation of fidelity decay
This phenomenological formula works very well up to the crossover between the perturbative and the Fermi golden rule regime.
A random matrix formulation of fidelity decay
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