Learner's definition of GOLDEN
1 : made of gold
a golden idol
2 [more golden; most golden] : having the deep yellow color of gold
fields of golden wheat
3 [more golden; most golden] : very happy and successful 5 : very talented, popular, and successful — used in the phrases golden boy and golden girl
He was once the golden boy of tennis, but now few people remember his name.
She's the golden girl of the newspaper business.
6 [more golden; most golden] : having a rich and smooth sound 7 not used before a noun, informal : in a very good or fortunate position or situation 8 always used before a noun : of or relating to the 50th anniversary of an important event (such as a marriage)
golden gooseorthe goose that lays the golden egg