olden


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old·en

 (ōl′dən)
adj.
Of, relating to, or belonging to time long past; old or ancient: olden days.

[Middle English : old, old; see old + -en, adj. suff.; see -en2.]

olden

(ˈəʊldən)
adj
an archaic or poetic word for old: in olden days; in olden times.

old•en

(ˈoʊl dən)

adj.
of or pertaining to the distant past or bygone times; ancient; old.
[1350–1400; Middle English; Old English ealdum, dat. pl. of eald old]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.olden - long past; "olden days"
past - earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year"

olden

adjective
Belonging to, existing, or occurring in times long past:
Translations

olden

[ˈəʊldən] ADJ (archaic or poet) → antiguo
in olden times or daysantaño (liter), antiguamente

olden

[ˈəʊldən] adj
the olden days → le temps jadis
in the olden days → au temps jadis
of olden times → du temps jadisold-fashioned [ˌəʊldˈfæʃənd] adj
[things] → démodé(e)
She wears old-fashioned clothes → Elle porte des vêtements démodés.
[person] → vieux jeu inv
My parents are rather old-fashioned → Mes parents sont plutôt vieux jeu.old flame nex mfold girl n [school] → ancienne élève fOld Glory n (US)bannière f étoiléeold guard nvieille garde fold hat adj
that's old hat! → c'est dépassé!old maid nvieille fille fold master n (= painting) → tableau m de maîtreold people's home nmaison f de retraiteold school tie n cravate aux couleurs de l'ancienne école de qnold-style [ˈəʊldstaɪl] adjà l'ancienne (mode)Old Testament nAncien Testament mold-time [ˌəʊldˈtaɪm] adjdu temps jadis, d'autrefoisold-timer [ˌəʊldˈtaɪmər] n
(= worker, resident) → vieux m de la vieille
(US) (= old man) well, old-timer? → alors, l'ancien?old wives' tale nconte m de bonne femmeold-world [ˈəʊldwɜːrld] adj [charm, atmosphere] → désuet/ète fOld World n
the Old World → le Vieux Monde m

olden

adj (liter)alt; in olden times or daysfrüher, vordem (liter), → in alten Zeiten; city of olden timesStadt vergangener Zeiten

olden

[ˈəʊldn] adj in the olden daysnei tempi antichi, nei giorni passati
References in classic literature ?
And now surrounded, like the saint-like personage of olden times, with a radiant halo, that glorified him amid this gloomy night of sin -- as if the departed Governor had left him an inheritance of his glory, or as if he had caught upon himself the distant shine of the celestial city, while looking thitherward to see the triumphant pilgrim pass within its gates -- now, in short, good Father Wilson was moving homeward, aiding his footsteps with a lighted lantern
She wore the ornaments of pure yellow gold, which her great-great-grandmother had brought over from Saar dam; the tempting stomacher of the olden time, and withal a provokingly short petticoat, to display the prettiest foot and ankle in the country round.
In olden times an eagle swooped down upon the New England coast, and carried off an infant Indian in his talons.
Polly brought me a slice of apple, and Dolly a piece of bread, and made as much of me as if I had been the "Black Beauty" of olden time.
All that evening I sat by my fire at the Warwick Arms, steeped in a dream of the olden time, while the rain beat upon the windows, and the wind roared about the eaves and corners.
I bought a couple--one a gorgeous duke of the olden time, and the other a comely blue-eyed damsel, a princess, maybe.
Thomas Traddles of the Inner Temple, if that gentleman is still existent and forthcoming, to condescend to meet me, and renew (so far as may be) our past relations of the olden time.
The best fellows are to have places with the King's Foresters, and the one who shoots straightest of all will win for prize a olden arrow--a useless bauble enough, but just the thing for your lady love, eh, Rob my boy?
Monsieur de Valois was the only man who could perfectly pronounce certain phrases of the olden time.
Banners yellow, glorious, golden, On its roof did float and flow; (This--all this--was in the olden Time long ago) And every gentle air that dallied, In that sweet day, Along the ramparts plumed and pallid, A winged odour went away.
Green rioting on olden ways it falls: The blue sky storms the ruined city walls; Yet since Wang Sun departed long ago, When the grass blooms both joy and fear I know.
I have been bound by my promises as rigidly as any knight of olden times.