Something that's golden is made out of gold. A queen in a fairy tale might wear an elaborate golden crown.

Aside from golden ornaments and jewelry, things the color of gold are also golden, like a boy's golden hair or golden fields of wheat. If you talk about a golden time or a golden opportunity, you mean something marked by luck, peace, and happiness. In Old English, it was common to add the suffix -en to mean "made of," but golden is one of just a few of these words in modern English (including wooden and waxen).

Definitions of golden
  1. adjective
    made from or covered with gold
    “the golden calf”
    synonyms: gilded, gold
    metal, metallic
    containing or made of or resembling or characteristic of a metal
  2. adjective
    having the deep slightly brownish color of gold
    synonyms: aureate, gilded, gilt, gold
    being or having or characterized by hue
  3. adjective
    suggestive of gold
    “a golden voice”
    euphonious, euphonous
    having a pleasant sound
  4. adjective
    marked by peace and prosperity
    “a golden era”
    synonyms: halcyon, prosperous
    enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure
  5. adjective
    supremely favored
    golden lads and girls all must / like chimney sweepers come to dust”
    synonyms: fortunate
    blessed, blest
    highly favored or fortunate (as e.g. by divine grace)
  6. adjective
    presaging or likely to bring good luck
    synonyms: favorable, favourable, lucky, prosperous
    presenting favorable circumstances; likely to result in or show signs of success
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