golden

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

adj 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

adj having the deep slightly brownish color of gold

Synonyms:
aureate, gilded, gilt, gold
chromatic
being or having or characterized by hue

adj suggestive of gold

“a golden voice”
Synonyms:
euphonious, euphonous
having a pleasant sound

adj marked by peace and prosperity

“a golden era”
Synonyms:
halcyon, prosperous
happy
enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure

adj 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)

adj presaging or likely to bring good luck

Synonyms:
favorable, favourable, lucky, prosperous
propitious
presenting favorable circumstances; likely to result in or show signs of success

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