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1    of the yellowish or brownish-yellow metallic colour of gold  
golden hair     
2    made from or largely consisting of gold  
a golden statue     
3    happy or prosperous  
golden days     
4    sometimes cap   (of anniversaries) the 50th in a series  
Golden Jubilee, golden wedding     
5    Informal   very successful or destined for success  
the golden girl of tennis     
6    extremely valuable or advantageous  
a golden opportunity     
  goldenly      adv  
  goldenness      n  

golden age  
1      (Classical myth)   the first and best age of mankind, when existence was happy, prosperous, and innocent  
2    the most flourishing and outstanding period, esp. in the history of an art or nation  
the golden age of poetry     
3    the great classical period of Latin literature, occupying approximately the 1st century b.c. and represented by such writers as Cicero and Virgil  
golden aster  
      n   any North American plant of the genus Chrysopsis, esp. C. mariana of the eastern U.S., having yellow rayed flowers: family Compositae (composites)  
golden calf  
1      (Old Testament)  
a    an idol made by Aaron and set up for the Israelites to worship (Exodus 32)  
b    either of two similar idols set up by Jeroboam I at Dan and Bethel in the northern kingdom (I Kings 12:28--30)  
2    Informal   the pursuit or idolization of material wealth  
golden chain  
      n      another name for       laburnum  
Golden Delicious  
      n   a variety of eating apple having sweet flesh and greenish-yellow skin  
golden eagle  
      n   a large eagle, Aquila chrysaetos, of mountainous regions of the N hemisphere, having a plumage that is golden brown on the back and brown elsewhere  
Golden Fleece  
      n     (Greek myth)   the fleece of a winged ram that rescued Phrixus and brought him to Colchis, where he sacrificed it to Zeus. Phrixus gave the fleece to King Aeëtes who kept it in a sacred grove, whence Jason and the Argonauts stole it with the help of Aeëtes' daughter  
   See also       Phrixus  
Golden Gate  
      n   a strait between the Pacific and San Francisco Bay: crossed by the Golden Gate Bridge, with a central span of 1280 m (4200 ft.)  
golden goose  
      n   a goose in folklore that laid a golden egg a day until its greedy owner killed it in an attempt to get all the gold at once  
golden handcuffs  
      pl n  
Informal   payments deferred over a number of years that induce a person to stay with a particular company or in a particular job  
golden handshake  
Informal   a sum of money, usually large, given to an employee, either on retirement in recognition of long or excellent service or as compensation for loss of employment  
golden hello  
Informal   a payment made to a sought-after recruit on signing a contract of employment with a company  
Golden Horde  
      n   the Mongol horde that devastated E Europe in the early 13th century. It established the westernmost Mongol khanate, which at its height ruled most of European Russia. Defeated by the power of Muscovy (1380), the realm split into four smaller khanates in 1405  
Golden Horn  
      n   an inlet of the Bosporus in NW Turkey, forming the harbour of Istanbul,   (Turkish name)    Haliç  
golden hour  
      n   the first hour after a serious accident, when it is crucial that the victim receives medical treatment in order to have a chance of surviving  
golden mean  
1    the middle course between extremes  
2       another term for       golden section  
golden number  
      n   a number between 1 and 19, used to indicate the position of any year in the Metonic cycle, calculated as the remainder when 1 is added to the given year and the sum is divided by 19. If the remainder is zero the number is 19  
the golden number of 1984 is 9     
golden oldie  
      n   something old or long-established, esp. a hit record or song that has remained popular or is enjoying a revival,   (Also called)    oldie  
golden oriole  
      n   a European oriole, Oriolus oriolus, the male of which has a bright yellow head and body with black wings and tail  
golden parachute  
Informal   a clause in the employment contract of a senior executive providing for special benefits if the executive's employment is terminated as a result of a takeover  
golden perch  
      n      another name for       callop  
golden pheasant  
      n   a brightly coloured pheasant, Chrysolophus pictus, of the mountainous regions of W and central Asia, the males of which have a crest and ruff  
golden plover  
      n   any of several plovers of the genus Pluvialis, such as P. apricaria of Europe and Asia, that have golden brown back, head, and wings  
golden ratio  
      n   the ratio of two lengths, equal in value to 1.618033988..., and given by b/a = (b + a)/b; it is the reciprocal of the golden section and also equal to (1 + golden section).,   (Symbol)    Φ  
golden retriever  
      n   a compact medium-sized breed of dog having a silky coat of flat or wavy hair of a gold or dark-cream colour, well-feathered on the legs and tail  
golden rule  
1    any of a number of rules of fair conduct, such as Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them (Matthew 7:12) or thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself (Leviticus 19:28)  
2    any important principle  
a golden rule of sailing is to wear a life jacket     
3       another name for       rule of three  
golden section   , mean  
      n   the proportion of the two divisions of a straight line or the two dimensions of a plane figure such that the smaller is to the larger as the larger is to the sum of the two. If the sides of a rectangle are in this proportion and a square is constructed internally on the shorter side, the rectangle that remains will also have sides in the same proportion  
   Compare       golden ratio  
golden share  
      n   a share in a company that controls at least 51% of the voting rights, esp. one retained by the UK government in some privatization issues  
Golden Starfish  
      n   an award given to a bathing beach that meets EU standards of cleanliness  
golden syrup  
      n     (Brit)   a light golden-coloured treacle produced by the evaporation of cane sugar juice, used to sweeten and flavour cakes, puddings, etc.  
golden triangle  
      n   the. an opium-producing area of SE Asia, comprising parts of Myanmar, Laos, and Thailand  
golden wattle  
1    an Australian yellow-flowered mimosaceous plant, Acacia pycnantha, that yields a useful gum and bark  
2    any of several similar and related plants, esp. Acacia longifolia of Australia  
Dicionário de inglês definição  


1    blond or blonde, bright, brilliant, flaxen, resplendent, shining, yellow  
2    best, blissful, delightful, flourishing, glorious, halcyon, happy, joyful, joyous, precious, prosperous, rich, successful  
3    advantageous, auspicious, excellent, favourable, opportune, promising, propitious, rosy, valuable  
1    black, brunette, dark, dull  
2    poorest, sad, unfavourable, worst  
3    black, dark, sad, unfavourable, untimely, wretched  

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