having a bright yellow colour like gold:
a good chance to get something valuable or to be very successful:
He wasted a golden opportunity when he missed from the penalty spot.
someone who is popular and successful:
Hollywood's golden girl, Julia Roberts
4 [only before noun]
a golden period of time is one of great happiness or success
golden years/days etc
the golden years of childhood
the golden age of radio
5 American English spoken informal
used to say that someone is in a very good situation and is likely to be successful:
If the right editor looks at your article, you're golden.
made of gold:
a golden crown