- golden used 66 times.
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GOLDEN, adjective goldn. Made of gold; consisting of gold.
1. Bright; shining; splendid; as the golden sun.
Reclining soft on many a golden cloud.
2. Yellow; of a gold color; as a golden harvest; golden fruit.
3. Excellent; most valuable; as the golden rule.
4. Happy; pure; as the golden age, the age of simplicity and purity of manners.
5. Preeminently favorable or auspicious.
Let not slip the golden opportunity.
GOLDEN number, in chronology, a number showing the year of the moon's cycle.
GOLDEN rule, in arithmetic, the rule of three or rule of proportion.
(Exodus 32:4, 8; Deuteronomy 9:16; Nehemiah 9:18). This was a molten image of a calf which the idolatrous Israelites formed at Sinai. This symbol was borrowed from the custom of the Egyptians. It was destroyed at the command of Moses (Exodus 32:20). (See AARON; MOSES.)
GOLDEN-CUPS, noun A plant, the Ranunculus.
GOLDENFISH, noun A fish of the genus Cyprinus, of the size of a pilchard, so named from its bright color. These fishes are bred by the Chinese, in small ponds, in basons or porcelain vessels, and kept for ornament.
GOLDEN-LUNGWORT, noun A plant of the genus Hieracium.
GOLDENLY, adverb Splendidly; delightfully. [Not used.]
GOLDEN'MAIDENHAIR, noun A plant of the genus Polytrichum.
GOLDEN-MOUSEEAR, noun A plant of the genus Hieracium.
GOLDENROD, noun A plant, the Solidago.
GOLDENROD-TREE, noun A plant, the Bosea.
GOLDEN-SAM'PHIRE, noun A plant, the Inula crithmifolia.
GOLDEN-SAX'IFRAGE, noun A plant, the Chrysosplenium.
GOLDEN-THISTLE, noun A plant of the genus Scolymus.