noun, Roman Catholic Church.
a gold, bejeweled ornament in the form of a rose or spray of roses, blessed and presented by the pope in recognition of service to the Holy See.
noun 1. a rule of ethical conduct, usually phrased “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” or, as in the Sermon on the Mount, “Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so unto them.” Matt. 7:12; Luke 6:31. 2. any philosophy, guiding principle, or ideal of […]
[gohl-duh n-seel] /ˈgoʊl dənˌsil/ noun 1. a plant, Hydrastis canadensis, of the buttercup family, having a thick yellow rootstock. 2. Also called hydrastis. the rhizomes and roots of this plant, formerly used in medicine as an astringent and to inhibit bleeding. /ˌɡəʊldənˈsiːl/ noun 1. a ranunculaceous woodland plant, Hydrastis canadensis, of E North America, whose […]
noun, Fine Arts, Mathematics. 1. a ratio between two portions of a line, or the two dimensions of a plane figure, in which the lesser of the two is to the greater as the greater is to the sum of both: a ratio of approximately 0.618 to 1.000. noun 1. the proportion of the two […]
- Golden share
noun 1. a share in a company that controls at least 51% of the voting rights, esp one retained by the UK government in some privatization issues