Golden


Golden
/gohl"deuhn/, n.
a city in central Colorado. 12,237.

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(as used in expressions)
golden lion marmoset

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      city, seat (1861) of Jefferson county, north-central Colorado, U.S. It lies on Clear Creek at the foot of Lookout Mountain at an elevation of 5,675 feet (1,730 metres), just west of Denver and separated from the metropolitan area by the Table Mountains plateau. Founded as a mining town in 1859, it was named Golden City for Tom Golden, a miner. From 1862 to 1867 Golden was the capital of the Colorado Territory, rivaling Denver as the state's chief settlement. Until the late 1880s the city was the principal railhead for railroads entering the Rocky Mountains, another position eventually lost to Denver. Its manufactures now include porcelain, cans and bottles, units for nuclear reactors, and cement blocks; the city is also the site of Coors Brewing Company, founded as The Golden Brewery in 1873 by Adolph Coors and Jacob Schueler. Golden is the seat of the Colorado School of Mines (1874), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (1977), and the U.S. Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center. Inc. town, 1871; city, 1879. Pop. (1990) 13,116; (2000) 17,159.

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  • Golden — Gold en (g[=o]ld n), a. [OE. golden; cf. OE. gulden, AS. gylden, from gold. See {Gold}, and cf. {Guilder}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Made of gold; consisting of gold. [1913 Webster] 2. Having the color of gold; as, the golden grain. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Golden — means made of, or relating to gold. Golden can refer to:Color*Gold (color), an orangish yellow colorMathematics*The Golden RatioPhilosophy*Golden mean (philosophy), the felicitous middle between the extremes of excess and… …   Wikipedia

  • Golden — bezeichnet: die Hezhen, ein ostasiatisches Volk In etymologischem Bezug auf das Metall Gold steht Golden für: Orte in Kanada: Golden (British Columbia) in den Vereinigten Staaten: Golden (Colorado) Golden (Idaho) Golden (Illinois) Golden… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • golden — [ gɔldɛn ] n. f. • 1902; angl. golden (delicious) « (délicieuse) dorée » ♦ Pomme à couteau, à peau jaune et à chair juteuse. Un kilo de goldens. Appos. Des pommes golden. ● golden nom féminin (anglais golden delicious, délicieuse dorée) Pomme à… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Golden — 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… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • golden — c.1300, made of gold, from GOLD (Cf. gold) + EN (Cf. en) (2); replacing M.E. gilden, from O.E. gyldan. As a color from late 14c. Gold is one of the few Modern English nouns that form adjectives meaning made of by adding en (e.g. wooden, leaden,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • golden — [gōl′dən] adj. [ME golden < gold (for earlier gilden)] 1. made of, containing, or yielding gold 2. having the color and luster of gold; bright yellow 3. very valuable or precious; excellent 4. prosperous and joyful; flourishing 5. favorable;… …   English World dictionary

  • Golden — Golden, adj. et adv. von Gold, aus Gold verfertiget. 1. Eigentlich. Goldene Gefäße, goldene Ketten u.s.f. Einem goldene Berge versprechen, ausschweifende Dinge. 2. Figürlich. 1) Vergoldet, so wohl im gemeinen Leben, als auch in der höhern… …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • 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)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • 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… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • 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… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places


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