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"golden" in British English

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goldenadjective

uk   /ˈɡəʊl.dən/  us   /ˈɡoʊl.dən/
  • golden adjective (GOLD)

A2 made of ​gold: a golden ​necklace
A2 the ​colour of ​gold: golden ​hair/​skin miles of golden ​beaches

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  • golden adjective (SPECIAL)

B2 [before noun] special, ​successful, or giving someone an ​advantage: the golden ​days of ​ouryouth He's got a ​place at ​university which gives him a golden opportunity to do ​research in the ​subject which ​interests him. I like ​listening to those ​radiostations that ​play all the golden oldies (= ​oldpopularsongs which ​people still like or which have ​becomeliked again).
(Definition of golden from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"golden" in American English

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goldenadjective

 us   /ˈɡoʊl·dən/
  • golden adjective (WITH AN ADVANTAGE)

advantageous, ​successful, or ​promising: the golden ​days of ​youth They had several golden ​opportunities (= ​especially good ​opportunities) to ​score.
  • golden adjective (OF A COLOR)

of a ​color that ​looks like ​gold; ​yellow; ​warmlightbrown : Bake about seven ​minutes, or until golden.
  • golden adjective (OF METAL)

[not gradable] made of ​gold: a golden ​chain
(Definition of golden from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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