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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Golden \Gold"en\ (g[=o]ld"'n), a. [OE. golden; cf. OE. gulden,
     AS. gylden, from gold. See Gold, and cf. Guilder.]
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     1. Made of gold; consisting of gold.
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     2. Having the color of gold; as, the golden grain.
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     3. Very precious; highly valuable; excellent; eminently
        auspicious; as, golden opinions.
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     Golden age.
        (a) The fabulous age of primeval simplicity and purity of
            manners in rural employments, followed by the silver
            age, bronze age, and iron age. --Dryden.
        (b) (Roman Literature) The best part (B. C. 81 -- A. D.
            14) of the classical period of Latinity; the time when
            Cicero, C[ae]sar, Virgil, etc., wrote. Hence:
        (c) That period in the history of a literature, etc., when
            it flourishes in its greatest purity or attains its
            greatest glory; as, the Elizabethan age has been
            considered the golden age of English literature.
     Golden balls, three gilt balls used as a sign of a
        pawnbroker's office or shop; -- originally taken from the
        coat of arms of Lombardy, the first money lenders in
        London having been Lombards.
     Golden bull. See under Bull, an edict.
     Golden chain (Bot.), the shrub Cytisus Laburnum, so named
        from its long clusters of yellow blossoms.
     Golden club (Bot.), an aquatic plant ({Orontium
        aquaticum), bearing a thick spike of minute yellow
     Golden cup (Bot.), the buttercup.
     Golden eagle (Zool.), a large and powerful eagle ({Aquila
        Chrysa["e]tos) inhabiting Europe, Asia, and North
        America. It is so called from the brownish yellow tips of
        the feathers on the head and neck. A dark variety is
        called the royal eagle; the young in the second year is
        the ring-tailed eagle.
     Golden fleece.
        (a) (Mythol.) The fleece of gold fabled to have been taken
            from the ram that bore Phryxus through the air to
            Colchis, and in quest of which Jason undertook the
            Argonautic expedition.
        (b) (Her.) An order of knighthood instituted in 1429 by
            Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy; -- called also
            Toison d'Or.
     Golden grease, a bribe; a fee. [Slang]
     Golden hair (Bot.), a South African shrubby composite plant
        with golden yellow flowers, the Chrysocoma Coma-aurea.
     Golden Horde (Hist.), a tribe of Mongolian Tartars who
        overran and settled in Southern Russia early in the 18th
     Golden Legend, a hagiology (the "Aurea Legenda") written by
        James de Voragine, Archbishop of Genoa, in the 13th
        century, translated and printed by Caxton in 1483, and
        partially paraphrased by Longfellow in a poem thus
     Golden marcasite tin. [Obs.]
     Golden mean, the way of wisdom and safety between extremes;
        sufficiency without excess; moderation.
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              Angels guard him in the golden mean.  --Pope.
     Golden mole (Zool), one of several South African
        Insectivora of the family Chrysochlorid[ae], resembling
        moles in form and habits. The fur is tinted with green,
        purple, and gold.
     Golden number (Chronol.), a number showing the year of the
        lunar or Metonic cycle. It is reckoned from 1 to 19, and
        is so called from having formerly been written in the
        calendar in gold.
     Golden oriole. (Zool.) See Oriole.
     Golden pheasant. See under Pheasant.
     Golden pippin, a kind of apple, of a bright yellow color.
     Golden plover (Zool.), one of several species of plovers,
        of the genus Charadrius, esp. the European ({Charadrius
        apricarius, syn. Charadrius pluvialis; -- called also
        yellow plover, black-breasted plover, hill plover,
        and whistling plover. The common American species
        ({Charadrius dominicus) is also called frostbird, and
     Golden robin. (Zool.) See Baltimore oriole, in Vocab.
     Golden rose (R. C. Ch.), a gold or gilded rose blessed by
        the pope on the fourth Sunday in Lent, and sent to some
        church or person in recognition of special services
        rendered to the Holy See.
     Golden rule.
        (a) The rule of doing as we would have others do to us.
            Cf. --Luke vi. 31.
        (b) The rule of proportion, or rule of three.
     Golden samphire (Bot.), a composite plant ({Inula
        crithmoides), found on the seashore of Europe.
     Golden saxifrage (Bot.), a low herb with yellow flowers
        ({Chrysosplenium oppositifolium), blossoming in wet
        places in early spring.
     Golden seal (Bot.), a perennial ranunculaceous herb
        ({Hydrastis Canadensis), with a thick knotted rootstock
        and large rounded leaves.
     Golden sulphide of antimony, or Golden sulphuret of
     antimony (Chem.), the pentasulphide of antimony, a golden or
        orange yellow powder.
     Golden warbler (Zool.), a common American wood warbler
        ({Dendroica [ae]stiva); -- called also blue-eyed yellow
        warbler, garden warbler, and summer yellow bird.
     Golden wasp (Zool.), a bright-colored hymenopterous insect,
        of the family Chrysidid[ae]. The colors are golden,
        blue, and green.
     Golden wedding. See under Wedding.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: having the deep slightly brownish color of gold; "long
             aureate (or golden) hair"; "a gold carpet" [syn:
             aureate, gilded, gilt, gold, golden]
      2: marked by peace and prosperity; "a golden era"; "the halcyon
         days of the clipper trade" [syn: golden, halcyon,
      3: made from or covered with gold; "gold coins"; "the gold dome
         of the Capitol"; "the golden calf"; "gilded icons" [syn:
         gold, golden, gilded]
      4: supremely favored; "golden lads and girls all must / like
         chimney sweepers come to dust" [syn: fortunate, golden]
      5: suggestive of gold; "a golden voice"
      6: presaging or likely to bring good luck; "a favorable time to
         ask for a raise"; "lucky stars"; "a prosperous moment to make
         a decision" [syn: golden, favorable, favourable,
         lucky, prosperous]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  211 Moby Thesaurus words for "golden":
     achingly sweet, advantageous, agreeable, agreeable-sounding,
     appealing, ariose, arioso, aureate, auric, auriferous, aurous,
     auspicious, beige, benign, benignant, beyond price, blessed,
     blissful, blond, brass, brassy, brazen, bright, brilliant, bronze,
     bronzy, buff, buff-yellow, canary, canary-yellow, canorous,
     cantabile, catchy, cherished, citron, citron-yellow, copper,
     coppery, cream, creamy, cupreous, cuprous, dazzling, dear,
     delightful, divine, dulcet, ecru, euphonic, euphonious, euphonous,
     excellent, exceptional, exquisite, exuberant, fair, fallow,
     favorable, favored, favoring, favorite, ferrous, ferruginous,
     fertile, fine-toned, flaxen, flourishing, fortunate,
     full of promise, gifted, gilded, gilt, gilt-edged, gleaming,
     glittering, glorious, glowing, gold, gold-colored, gold-filled,
     gold-plated, golden-tongued, golden-voiced, good, good as gold,
     halcyon, happy, heavenly, honeyed, immense, inestimable,
     invaluable, iron, ironlike, joyful, joyous, lead, leaden, lemon,
     lemon-yellow, liquid, lucky, lustrous, luteolous, lutescent,
     magnificent, marvelous, melic, mellifluent, mellifluous,
     mellisonant, mellow, melodic, melodious, mercurial, mercurous,
     music-flowing, music-like, musical, nickel, nickelic, nickeline,
     ocherish, ocherous, ochery, ochreous, ochroid, ochrous, ochry,
     of good omen, of great price, of happy portent, of promise,
     opportune, optimistic, or, outstanding, palmy, pet, pewter,
     pewtery, pleasant, pleasant-sounding, precious, priceless,
     primrose, primrose-colored, primrose-yellow, productive, promising,
     propitious, prosperous, quicksilver, radiant, resplendent, rich,
     rosy, saffron, saffron-colored, saffron-yellow, sallow,
     sand-colored, sandy, sensational, shining, shiny, silver,
     silver-plated, silver-toned, silver-tongued, silver-voiced,
     silvery, singable, songful, songlike, sonorous, sparkling, special,
     splendid, splendiferous, steel, steely, sterling, straw,
     straw-colored, successful, sunny, super, superb, supereminent,
     superexcellent, superfine, sweet, sweet-flowing, sweet-sounding,
     talented, terrific, thriving, tin, tinny, tremendous, tunable,
     tuneful, valuable, white-haired, wonderful, worthy, xanthic,
     xanthous, yellow, yellowish

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      [prob.: from folklore's ?golden egg?] When used to describe a magnetic
      medium (e.g., golden disk, golden tape), describes one containing a tested,
      up-to-spec, ready-to-ship software version. Compare platinum-iridium. One
      may also ?go gold?, which is the act of releasing a golden version. The
      gold color of many CDROMs is a coincidence; this term was well established
      a decade before CDROM distribution become common in the mid-1990s.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     [Probabaly from folklore's "golden egg"] When used to describe
     a magnetic medium (e.g. "golden disk", "golden tape"),
     describes one containing a tested, up-to-spec, ready-to-ship
     software version.  Compare platinum-iridium.
     [{Jargon File]

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Golden, CO -- U.S. city in Colorado
     Population (2000):    17159
     Housing Units (2000): 7146
     Land area (2000):     9.006834 sq. miles (23.327593 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.004024 sq. miles (0.010421 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    9.010858 sq. miles (23.338014 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            30835
     Located within:       Colorado (CO), FIPS 08
     Location:             39.746837 N, 105.210911 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     80401 80403
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Golden, CO

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Golden, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois
     Population (2000):    629
     Housing Units (2000): 280
     Land area (2000):     0.628440 sq. miles (1.627652 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.628440 sq. miles (1.627652 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            30159
     Located within:       Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
     Location:             40.109772 N, 91.018548 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     62339
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Golden, IL

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Golden, MS -- U.S. town in Mississippi
     Population (2000):    201
     Housing Units (2000): 106
     Land area (2000):     0.567422 sq. miles (1.469617 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.567422 sq. miles (1.469617 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            27940
     Located within:       Mississippi (MS), FIPS 28
     Location:             34.487217 N, 88.187427 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     38847
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Golden, MS

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