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past - earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year"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 ?
TEE KITES of olden times, as well as the Swans, had the privilege of song.
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.
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.
Its radiant face looked down smiling on me; it beckoned with its little hand, and floated on again, leading me as the Star led the Eastern sages in the olden time.
Here is a crumbling wall that was old when Columbus discovered America; was old when Peter the Hermit roused the knightly men of the Middle Ages to arm for the first Crusade; was old when Charlemagne and his paladins beleaguered enchanted castles and battled with giants and genii in the fabled days of the olden time; was old when Christ and his disciples walked the earth; stood where it stands today when the lips of Memnon were vocal and men bought and sold in the streets of ancient Thebes!
Among the legends of Opar were tales of godlike men of the olden time and of black men who had come more recently; but these latter had been enemies who killed and robbed.
In spirit she was roaming olden ways, with feet grown young.
And, like his olden nights, his ukase went forth that there should be no quarrelling nor fighting, offenders to be dealt with by him personally.
The more merciful judgment of others remarks, with equal truth, that her eyes, her hair, her simple grace and grandeur of movement have lost but little of their olden charms.
In olden days the most usual reason for a journey, next to business, was a pilgrimage.
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.