Definition of golden number in English:

golden number

Syllabification: gold·en num·ber


The number showing a year’s place in the Metonic lunar cycle and used to fix the date of Easter for that year.
More example sentences
  • Tables had been brought into use in 530 in which each year was given a golden number indicating its place in the cycle, most possibly so named because they were marked in gold in medieval calendars.

Definition of golden number in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day rebuff
Pronunciation: rəˈbəf
reject (someone or something) in an abrupt manner…