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.
any philosophy, guiding principle, or ideal of behavior, as in a discipline, pursuit, or business: The protesters agreed that their golden rule would be “no violence.”.
any of a number of rules of fair conduct, such as Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them (Matthew 7:12) or thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself (Leviticus 19:28)
any important principle: a golden rule of sailing is to wear a life jacket
(Brit) the principle advocated by Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown (in office 1997–2007) that a government should only borrow to invest
another name for rule of three
see under do unto others
[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
- Go into effect
see: in effect , def. 3.