As I asked in the title, I always use Chinese Youdao dictionary to check some English words, and again this time I forgot the word, it's just a single word, and it means(perhaps it can be Figuratively used as) a great period of history and the Chinese translation given was 波澜壮阔的历史画卷(literally means a canvas of splendid & marvellous history),or something like that but I'm not gonna type that many Chinese in as I think that doesn't make sense here.

Can anyone give me some hints?

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Golden age


1) the most flourishing period in the history of a nation, literature, etc.

Source: Dictionary.com

  • yeh something like this but it was a word I HOPE.. if my memory was right, and it was used metaphorically
    – Angyang
    Nov 17, 2019 at 1:23
  • Golden age is a metaphor. Nov 17, 2019 at 9:29

Epoch may be the word you are looking for.

Epoch means: A long period in which new and great developments take place.

For example we say:

The development of steam engine marked an epoch in the history of Industry.

The rule of the Gupta Dynasty is considered an epoch in Indian History.

In view of the above examples I think epoch is the suitable word in the context.

Here is the link.

. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/epoch

  • Since I have given examples using epoch, I hope the above comment is deleted Nov 17, 2019 at 6:42

Renaissance [ ren-uh-sahns, -zahns, -sahns, ren-uh-sahns, -zahns, -sahns; especially British ri-ney-suhns ]


3) (sometimes lowercase) any similar revival in the world of art and learning.

4) (lowercase) a renewal of life, vigor, interest, etc.; rebirth; revival.

Source: Dictionary.com


epic[ ep-ik ]

adjective Also ep·i·cal.

1) noting or pertaining to a long poetic composition, usually centered upon a hero, in which a series of great achievements or events is narrated in elevated style: Homer's Iliad is an epic poem.

2) resembling or suggesting such poetry: an epic novel on the founding of the country.

3) heroic; majestic; impressively great.

Source: Dictionary.com

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