golden age


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golden age

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

golden age

n
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) 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. (Literary & Literary Critical Movements) the great classical period of Latin literature, occupying approximately the 1st century bc and represented by such writers as Cicero and Virgil

gold′en age′


n.
the most flourishing period in the history of a nation, literature, people, etc.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.golden age - a time period when some activity or skill was at its peakgolden age - a time period when some activity or skill was at its peak; "it was the golden age of cinema"
efflorescence, flush, heyday, peak, prime, blossom, flower, bloom - the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
2.golden age - any period (sometimes imaginary) of great peace and prosperity and happiness
historic period, age - an era of history having some distinctive feature; "we live in a litigious age"
3.Golden Age - (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
classical mythology - the system of mythology of the Greeks and Romans together; much of Roman mythology (especially the gods) was borrowed from the Greeks
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
Translations

golden age

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References in classic literature ?
At last the golden age of Chinese poetry is at hand.
This was the true aera of the golden age, and the only golden age which ever had any existence, unless in the warm imaginations of the poets, from the expulsion from Eden down to this day.
I think I have said how much hotter than our own was the weather of this Golden Age.
When the first poet or romancer told these marvellous legends (such is Eustace Bright's opinion), it was still the Golden Age.
Is it not time to awake from the deceitful dream of a golden age, and to adopt as a practical maxim for the direction of our political conduct that we, as well as the other inhabitants of the globe, are yet remote from the happy empire of perfect wisdom and perfect virtue?
He received them with the hospitality of the golden age, and with something of the same kind of fare; for, while he opened his arms to make them welcome, the only repast he set before them consisted of roots.
an infant of eighteen, and a scraggy nest of foreign office holders, sit in the places of Themistocles, Pericles, and the illustrious scholars and generals of the Golden Age of Greece.
In the picture men lived again in a kind of pastoral golden age.
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.
O, people of the Golden Age, the chief of your husbandry was to raise flowers!
susceptible to influences generated in the golden age of our pithecan
Phoebe's Indian cakes were the sweetest offering of all,--in their hue befitting the rustic altars of the innocent and golden age,--or, so brightly yellow were they, resembling some of the bread which was changed to glistening gold when Midas tried to eat it.