What does olden mean?

Definitions for olden
ˈoʊl dənold·en

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oldenadjective

    long past

    "olden days"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Oldenadjective

    Ancient. This word is not now in use.

    Etymology: from old; perhaps the Saxon plural.

    Blood hath been shed ere now, i’th’ olden time,
    Ere human statute purg’d the gen’ral weal. William Shakespeare.


  1. olden

    Olden is an adjective typically used to refer to past times, ancient or old-fashioned. It is often used in the context of historical or nostalgic references.


  1. Olden

    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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. OLDEN

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Olden is ranked #14749 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Olden surname appeared 2,014 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Olden.

    55.8% or 1,125 total occurrences were White.
    36.9% or 744 total occurrences were Black.
    3.8% or 77 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.5% or 52 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of olden in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of olden in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of olden in a Sentence

  1. Edward Hoagland:

    Animals used to provide a lowlife way to kill and get away with it, as they do still, but, more intriguingly, for some people they are an aperture through which wounds drain. The scapegoat of olden times, driven off for the bystanders sins, has become a tender thing, a running injury. There, running away is me: hurt it and you are hurting me.

  2. Arthur Caplan:

    This reminds me of the olden days when people didn't want to care for HIV patients.

  3. Tom Hanks:

    You are the chosen ones because of a fate unimagined when you began your Wright State University adventures, you started in the olden times, in a world back before the Great Pandemic of 2020. You will talk of those earlier years in your lives in just that way.

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