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"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; 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)







"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 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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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