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adjective     golden pronunciation in British English
/ˈɡəʊld(ə)n/
  1. 1
    bright yellow in colour

    golden hair

    golden brown:

    Fry the chicken joints in the oil until golden brown.

  2. 2
    mainly literary made of gold

    a golden ring

  3. 3
    very happy or successful
    golden days/years:

    The seventies were the golden years of Australian tennis.

  4. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    4
    excellent; completely reliable

    These straps are new to the fitness market but they are absolutely golden for strengthening your core.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 13/01/2016
  5. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    5
    to be golden to be set; to be good to go; to be in a happy or fortunate position

    If watching TV on your phone in the bathroom is worth $30 to you, you're golden.

    I was meant to be out until 11 and it’s not even 9. I’ve made time; I’m golden!

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 13/01/2016
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