favourable vs golden what difference

what is difference between favourable and golden

English

Alternative forms

  • favorable (American)

Etymology

Middle English, from Old French favorable, from Latin favorabilis, from favor.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfeɪv(ə)ɹəbəl/

Adjective

favourable (comparative more favourable, superlative most favourable)

  1. Pleasing, encouraging or approving.
    Synonyms: approving, encouraging, good, pleasing
    Antonyms: bad, discouraging, displeasing, unfavorable
  2. Useful or helpful.
    Synonyms: advantageous, helpful, useful
    Antonym: unhelpful
  3. Convenient or at a suitable time; opportune.
    Synonyms: convenient, good, handy, opportune, suitable
    Antonyms: bad, inconvenient, inopportune, unsuitable
  4. Auspicious or lucky.
    Synonyms: auspicious, fortunate, lucky
    Antonyms: inauspicious, unfavourable, unlucky

Derived terms

  • unfavourable

Related terms

  • favour
  • favourably

Translations



English

Alternative forms

  • goulden (obsolete)

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡəʊl.dən/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡoʊl.dən/, [ˈɡəl.dən]
  • Rhymes: -əʊldən
  • Hyphenation: gol‧den

Etymology 1

From Middle English golden, a restored form (due to the noun gold) of earlier Middle English gulden, gylden, gilden (golden), from Old English gylden (golden), from Proto-Germanic *gulþīnaz (golden, made of gold), equivalent to gold +‎ -en. Cognate with Dutch gouden, gulden (golden), German gülden, golden (golden), Danish gylden (golden). More at gold.

Adjective

golden (comparative more golden or goldener, superlative most golden or goldenest)

  1. Made of, or relating to, gold.
    She wore a golden crown.
  2. Having a colour or other richness suggestive of gold.
    Under a golden sun.
  3. Of a beverage, flavoured or colored with turmeric. [from c. 2010]
  4. Marked by prosperity, creativity etc.
    The Renaissance was a golden era.
    the Golden Horseshoe
    • O Partridge! could I hope once again to see that face; but, alas! all those golden dreams are vanished for ever, and my only refuge from future misery is to forget the object of all my former happiness.
  5. Advantageous or very favourable.
    This is a golden opportunity
    • … a seasoned Champions League outfit, who beat Barcelona at the Nou Camp in 2009-10 and continually worked their way between the home defence to create some golden opportunities.
  6. Relating to a fiftieth anniversary.
    It’s not long until our golden wedding.
  7. Relating to the elderly or retired.
    After retiring, Bob and Judy moved to Arizona to live out their golden years.
  8. (Britain, slang) Fine, without problems.
    • 2007, Colin Barr, Steve Katai, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Triathlon Training, Penguin →ISBN, page 28
      Many anti-fog variety goggles are available, but if you don’t get that type, just rub a little spit on the lenses before you put them on in the water and you’ll be golden.
    • 2009, Mark Wiskup, Presentation S.O.S.: From Perspiration to Persuasion in 9 Easy Steps, Hachette UK →ISBN
      Therefore, the task ahead is easy. When the spotlight is on you, never let the audience down and you’ll be golden.
    • 2011, Wayne R. Dempsey, 101 Projects for Your Porsche Boxster, Motorbooks →ISBN, page 68
      If all of the marks line up perfectly, then you’re golden, and you can continue on with finishing up the installation.
Derived terms
Translations

Noun

golden (plural goldens)

  1. Kyphosus vaigiensis, a fish found in southeast Asia.

Etymology 2

From gold +‎ -en, or perhaps a derivation from the adjective above.

Verb

golden (third-person singular simple present goldens, present participle goldening, simple past and past participle goldened)

  1. (intransitive) To become gold or golden (in colour).
  2. (transitive) To make golden or like gold.
    • 1994, Marion H. Hedges, Iron City:
      It goldened, as nothing else goldened, the commonplace countryside.
Translations

Anagrams

  • Delong, dongle, longed

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɔldən

Verb

golden

  1. plural past indicative and subjunctive of gelden

Anagrams

  • dongel, gondel

German

Alternative forms

  • gülden (archaic, poetic)
  • gulden, gölden (obsolete)

Etymology

Common since the 18th century. Alteration (after Gold (gold)) of older gulden, gülden, from Middle High German guldīn, güldīn, from Old High German guldīn, from Proto-Germanic *gulþīnaz. Equivalent to Gold +‎ -en. Cognate with Dutch gulden, gouden, English golden.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡɔldən/
  • Hyphenation: gol‧den

Adjective

golden (comparative goldener, superlative am goldensten)

  1. golden; gold (made of gold)
  2. golden (gold-coloured)

Declension

Synonyms

  • (in predicative use) aus Gold
  • (in attributive use) Gold-

Derived terms

  • Goldener Schnitt
  • Goldene Zahl
  • goldenes Herz
  • Gulden

See also

Further reading

  • “golden” in Duden online
  • “golden” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • goldene, goldyn, goldin, goldun, goldyng, goldein, gowuldyn, colden, coldin

Etymology

From gilden, reformed by analogy with gold.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɔːldən/

Adjective

golden

  1. Formed from gold.
  2. Decorated or covered with gold.
  3. Having a golden colour.
  4. (figurative) Of excellent quality or worth; precious, best.

Descendants

  • English: golden
  • Scots: gowden

See also

  • gilden

References

  • “gōlden, adj.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 27 April 2018.

Plautdietsch

Adjective

golden

  1. golden

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