American English

Definition of golden adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(especially literary) made of gold a golden crown
  2. 2bright yellow in color like gold golden hair miles of golden beaches Bake for ten minutes until the pastry is crisp and golden.
  3. 3special; wonderful golden memories Businesses have a golden opportunity to expand into new markets. Hollywood's golden boy
  4. Idioms
    be golden (informal)
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    be in a situation where you are successful or do not have any problems He thinks once he gets the money he'll be golden. If it works this time, we're golden.
    the golden mean (approving)
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    a course of action that is not extreme
    kill the goose that lays the golden egg/eggs (saying)
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    to destroy something that would make you rich, successful, etc.
    silence is golden (saying)
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    it is often best not to say anything
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: golden