bright, metallic, or lustrous like gold
; of the color of gold
; yellow: golden hair.
made or consisting of gold
: golden earrings.
exceptionally valuable, advantageous, or fine: a golden opportunity.
having glowing vitality; radiant: golden youth.
full of happiness
, prosperity, or vigor: golden hours; a golden era of exploration.
highly talented and favored; destined for success: television's golden boy.
richly soft and smooth: a golden voice.
indicating the fiftieth event of a series: a golden wedding anniversary.
Origin: 1225–75; Middle English; Related forms
Can be confused: gilded
5. splendid, glorious, joyous.