from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A period of great peace, prosperity, and happiness.
  • n. Greek & Roman Mythology The first age of the world, an untroubled and prosperous era during which people lived in ideal happiness.

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  • n. A happy age of peace and prosperity.
  • n. A time of great progress or achievement in a particular field.
  • n. The Golden Age.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any period (sometimes imaginary) of great peace and prosperity and happiness
  • n. (classical mythology) the first and best age of the world, a time of ideal happiness, prosperity, and innocence; by extension, any flourishing and outstanding period
  • n. a time period when some activity or skill was at its peak


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  • The development of native genius and skill, in the direction of the fine arts, has greatly declined, if it has not been absolutely arrested, since the reign of P'hra Narai, the enlightened founder of Lophaburee; and almost all the vestiges of art, purely national, to be found in the country now, may be traced to that golden age of Siam.

    The English Governess at the Siamese Court

  • Margery Allingham's many devoted readers have an opportunity here to enjoy a book by the author whom many consider to be the most gifted writer from the golden age of the detective story.

    The Return of Mr Campion

  • MY first quarter at Lowood seemed an age; and not the golden age either; it comprised an irksome struggle with difficulties in habituating myself to new rules and unwonted tasks.

    Jane Eyre: an autobiography, Vol. I.

  • Nostalgists see Panhard and its competitors as the golden age of auto production: Craftsmanship counted and companies gave their full attention to individual consumers.

    The Machine That Changed the World

  • Those who compare the age in which their lot has fallen with a golden age which exists only in imagination, may talk of degeneracy and decay; but no man who is correctly informed as to the past, will be disposed to take a morose or desponding view of the present.26

    The Time Paradox

  • THE golden age of Polish music, which coincides with that of Polish literature, is the sixteenth century, the century of the Sigismonds.

    Frederic Chopin as a Man and Musician

  • And then, so Lukos says, came the golden age of the bull-dance.

    The King Must Die

  • The golden age of the South had departed; with John C. C.lhoun passed away the last really commanding figure among Dixie's statesmen, and from him to Jefferson Davis is a long step downward.

    American Men of Action

  • In the golden age of cocktail culture, legendary haunts like The Stork Club, El Morocco, and “21” made famous drinks like the Manhattan, sidecar, gimlet, daiquiri.

    The Swell Dressed Party

  • Amongst others, the famous linguist, Curtius, in the publication, Janua Linguarum aperta, suggested that the only general language to be adopted by newts should be the Latin of the golden age of Vergil.

    The War with the Newts


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