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GOLDEN, a. 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.




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GOLDEN, a. 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.


GOLD'EN, a. [gōldn.]

  1. Made of gold; consisting of gold.
  2. Bright; shining; splendid; as, the golden sun. Reclining soft on many a golden cloud. Rowe.
  3. Yellow; of a gold color; as, a golden harvest; golden fruit.
  4. Excellent; most valuable; as, the golden rule. Watts.
  5. Happy; pure; as, the golden age, the age of simplicity and purity of manners.
  6. Preeminently favorable or auspicious. Let not slip the golden opportunity. Hamilton. Golden number, in chronology, a number showing the year of the moon's cycle. Golden rule, in arithmetic, the rule of three or rule or proportion.

Gold"en
  1. Made of gold; consisting of gold.
  2. Having the color of gold; as, the golden grain.
  3. Very precious; highly valuable; excellent; eminently auspicious; as, golden opinions.

    Golden age. (a) The fabulous age of primeval simplicity and purity of manners in rural employments, followed by the silver, bronze, and iron ages. Dryden. (b) (Roman Literature) The best part (B. C. 81 -- A. D. 14) of the classical period of Latinity; the time when Cicero, Cæsar, 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 flowers. -- Golden cup (Bot.), the buttercup. -- Golden eagle (Zoöl.), a large and powerful eagle (Aquila Chrysaëtos) 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 century. -- 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 entitled. -- Golden marcasite tin. [Obs.] -- Golden mean, the way of wisdom and safety between extremes; sufficiency without excess; moderation.

    Angels guard him in the golden mean. Pope.

    -- Golden mole (Zoöl), one of several South African Insectivora of the family Chrysochloridæ, 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. (Zoöl.) See Oriole. -- Golden pheasant. See under Pheasant. -- Golden pippin, a kind of apple, of a bright yellow color. -- Golden plover (Zoöl.), one of several species of plovers, of the genus Charadrius, esp. the European (C. apricarius, or pluvialis; -- called also yellow, black-breasted, hill, ***and] whistling, plover. The common American species (C. dominicus) is also called frostbird, and bullhead. -- Golden robin. (Zoöl.) 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, or sulphuret, of antimony (Chem.), the pentasulphide of antimony, a golden or orange yellow powder. -- Golden warbler (Zoöl.), a common American wood warbler (Dendroica æstiva); -- called also blue-eyed yellow warbler, garden warbler, and summer yellow bird. -- Golden wasp (Zoöl.), a bright- colored hymenopterous insect, of the family Chrysididæ. The colors are golden, blue, and green. -- Golden wedding. See under Wedding.

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Golden

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.

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man

MAN, n. plu. men. [Heb.species, kind, image, similitude.]

1. Mankind; the human race; the whole species of human beings; beings distinguished from all other animals by the powers of reason and speech, as well as by their shape and dignified aspect. "Os homini sublime dedit."

And God said, Let us make man in our image, , after our likeness, and let them have dominion--Gen.1.

Man that is born of a woman, is of few days and full of trouble. Job.14.

My spirit shall not always strive with man. Gen.6.

I will destroy man whom I have created. Gen.6.

There hath no temptation taken you, but such as is common to man. 1 Cor.10.

It is written,man shall not live by bread alone. Matt.4.

There must be somewhere such a rank as man.

Respecting man, whatever wrong we call--

But vindicate the ways of God to man.

The proper study of mankind is man.

In the System of Nature, man is ranked as a distinct genus.

When opposed to woman, man sometimes denotes the male sex in general.

Woman has, in general, much stronger propensity than man to the discharge of parental duties.

2. A male individual of the human race, of adult growth or years.

The king is but a man as I am.

And the man dreams but what the boy believed.

3. A male of the human race; used often in compound words, or in the nature of an adjective; as a man-child; men-cooks; men-servants.

4. A servant, or an attendant of the male sex.

I and my man will presently go ride.

5. A word of familiar address.

We speak no treason, man.

6. It sometimes bears the sense of a male adult of some uncommon qualifications; particularly,the sense of strength, vigor, bravery, virile powers, or magnanimity, as distinguished from the weakness, timidity or impotence of a boy, or from the narrow mindedness of low bred men.

I dare do all that may become a man.

Will reckons he should not have been the man he is, had he not broke windows--

So in popular language, it is said, he is no man. Play your part like a man. He has not the spirit of a man.

Thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth. 1 Sam.17.

7. An individual of the human species.

In matters of equity between man and man--

Under this phraseology, females may be comprehended. So a law restraining man, or every man from a particular act, comprehends women and children, if of competent age to be the subjects of law.

8. Man is sometimes opposed to boy or child, and sometimes to beast.

9. One who is master of his mental powers, or who conducts himself with his usual judgment. When a person has lost his senses, or acts without his usual judgment, we say, he is not his own man.

10. It is sometimes used indefinitely, without reference to a particular individual; any person; one. This is as much as a man can desire.

A man, in an instant,may discover the assertion to be impossible.

This word however is always used in the singular number, referring to an individual. In this respect it does not answer to the French on, nor to the use of man by our Saxon ancestors. In Saxon, man ofsloh, signifies,they slew; man sette ut, they set or fitted out. So in German, man sagt,may be rendered, one ways, it is said, they say, or people say. So in Danish, man siger, one says, it is said, they say.

11. In popular usage, a husband.

Every wife ought to answer for her man.

12. A movable piece at chess or draughts.

13. In feudal law, a vassal, a liege subject or tenant.

The vassal or tenant, kneeling, ungirt,uncovered and holding up his hands between those of his lord, professed that he did become his man, from that day forth, of life, limb, and earthly honor.

Man of war, a ship or war; an armed ship.

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SHUT'TER, n.

1. A person that shuts or closes.

2. A door; a cover; something that closes a passage; as the shutters of a window.

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