Meaning of “golden” in the English Dictionary

"golden" in English

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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 our youth
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 radio stations that play all the golden oldies (= old popular songs which people still like or which have become liked again).

(Definition of “golden” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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; warm light brown :

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)