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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
olden
adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
days
▪ Mainframes were bought by Data Processing Managers in the olden days.
▪ Often in olden days would I be lifted up, and up, and up, for the sake of my plays.
▪ In olden days, it was where babies were delivered and where cadavers were laid out until burial.
▪ We never used to have wind and rain during autumn in the olden days.
▪ What we used to do - you know in the olden days, the ladies used to use stays.
▪ Before the war was clearly the olden days.
times
▪ This was a favourite feature in olden times, and a similar petal formation can be seen in some modern bred fuchsias.
▪ The male People drew it tight, as fishermen must have done when they hauled in a catch in olden times.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ In olden days, it was where babies were delivered and where cadavers were laid out until burial.
▪ Mainframes were bought by Data Processing Managers in the olden days.
▪ Often in olden days would I be lifted up, and up, and up, for the sake of my plays.
▪ This was a favourite feature in olden times, and a similar petal formation can be seen in some modern bred fuchsias.
▪ We never used to have wind and rain during autumn in the olden days.
▪ What we used to do - you know in the olden days, the ladies used to use stays.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Olden

Olden \Old"en\, a. Old; ancient; as, the olden time. ``A minstrel of the olden stamp.''
--J. C. Shairp.

Olden

Olden \Old"en\, v. i. To grow old; to age. [R.]

She had oldened in that time.
--Thackeray.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
olden

early 15c., from old + -en (2).

Wiktionary
olden

Etymology 1

  1. 1 From or relating to a previous era. 2 old; ancient. Etymology 2

    v

  2. (context intransitive English) To grow old; age; assume an older appearance or character; become affected by age.

WordNet
olden

adj. of time long past; "olden days"

Wikipedia
Olden

Olden is a quasi-archaic English word meaning "old" or "ancient", as in "olden days".

Olden may also refer to:

Olden (album)

Olden is a compilation album by 16 Horsepower, released July 8, 2003. It would be the last record released by 16 Horsepower before their break-up.

The album is divided into three sections, with each section separated by two short interviews with David Eugene Edwards, the band's vocalist and lead musician.

The first seven tracks were recorded at the Night Owl Studio in Denver in 1993, and are referred to as the "Night Owl Studio sessions." The next six songs were recorded at Kerr Macy studio in Denver in 1994. The last six songs are live recordings from their session at the Mercury Cafe in Denver in 1994.

Usage examples of "olden".

Ye birchen trees, whose bark I carved delighted With many runes, still wedded to the spot Your white stems stand, crown-capped with sunshine golden, All save myself unchanged since days now olden.

In olden times they were introduced into ink with an honest belief that it would also improve and ensure its lasting qualities, but latterly more often to cheapen the cost of its manufacture.

In the olden days there was a timorous legend representing Taliacotius making noses for his patients from the gluteal regions of other persons, which statement, needless to say, is not founded on fact.

She stood before the assembled company a fair young bride of the olden days, and behind her came Miss Moppet and Peter Provoost, holding her silver train with the tips of their fingers.

In olden days all of Italy had aspired to eventual owning of Latin Rights and then the full citizenship, for Rome under the doughty and brilliant leadership of men like Appius Claudius Caecus had been conscious of the necessity of change, the prudence in seeing all Italy eventually become properly Roman.

Before simple good sense managed to prevail and to enforce the suppression of these useless carcasses, there were long discussions in the senate, and those who opposed the measure took their principal ground of opposition in the necessity of respecting and conserving all the institutions of olden times.

None of them are arboreal, although in olden times marvellous tales were told of the wolverene or glutton as being in the habit of dropping down from branches of trees on the backs of large animals, clinging on to them and draining their life blood as they fled.

With the fresh feelings of the olden times, I hear them now upon a foreign shore-- The simple music and the artless rhymes!

Mashhad is one of the very holy cities of Persian Islam, because a highly revered martyr of olden time, the Imam Riza, is entombed in an ornate masjid there.

Then, when the mist would lift and the sea stand out prosy with the smoke of steamers, he would sigh and descend to the town, where he loved to thread the narrow olden lanes up and down hill, and study the crazy tottering gables and oddpillared doorways which had sheltered so many generations of sturdy sea-folk.

The close confinement in the trenches tends to develop disease, and the sanitary force of the modern army is a thing that was undreamed of in the olden days.

I saw a man of respectable appearance, polite, modest, speaking little but well, reserved in his answers, and with the manners of olden times.

It was during this truce that the best-known events of Dutch history occurred--the Synod of Dort, the suppression of the Republicans and Arminians by Maurice of Nassau, when he put Olden Barnevelt to death, and compelled the most illustrious of all Dutchmen, Grotius, to make his escape packed in a box of books.

It is not that fugues and concerti in the olden style cannot be written to-day, that modern music and the antique forms are incompatible.

Cine feeds, or simple stationary graphics, could be digitally posted on such a wall just as posters and handbills had been in olden times.