Olden vs Golden - What's the difference?

olden | golden |


As an adjective olden

is from or relating to a previous era.

As a verb olden

is to grow old; age; assume an older appearance or character; become affected by age.

As a proper noun golden is

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olden

English

Etymology 1

From .

Adjective

(-)
  • From or relating to a previous era.
  • * Cole Porter, Anything Goes
  • In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking. Now heaven knows, anything goes.
  • Old; ancient.
  • * 1857 , Martha Griffith Browne, Autobiography of a Female Slave (page 347)
  • We told over the story of past sufferings, and renewed olden vows of devotion.
    English adjectives ending in -en

    Etymology 2

    From .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To grow old; age; assume an older appearance or character; become affected by age.
  • Anagrams

    * ---- ==Norwegian Bokmål==

    Noun

    (nb-noun-m1)
  • mast (tree fruit, nut)
  • golden

    English

    Alternative forms

    * goulden (obsolete)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Made of, or relating to, gold.
  • She wore a golden crown.
  • Having a colour or other richness suggestive of gold.
  • Under a golden sun.
  • Marked by prosperity, creativity etc.
  • The Renaissance was a golden era.
    the Golden Horseshoe
  • Advantageous or very favourable.
  • This is a golden opportunity
  • Relating to a fiftieth anniversary.
  • It's not long until our golden wedding.

    Derived terms

    * golden age * golden-ager * golden Alexanders * golden anniversary * golden aster * golden balls * golden boot * golden boy * golden brown * golden calf * golden chain * golden club * golden contact * Golden Delicious * golden eagle * goldeneye * Golden Fleece * Golden Gate Bridge * golden girl * golden glow * golden goose * golden hamster * golden handcuffs * golden handshake * golden hello * Golden Horde * Golden Horn * Golden Horseshoe * golden jubilee * golden lion tamarin * golden mean * golden nematode * golden number * golden oldie * golden opinions * golden opportunity * golden oriole * golden parachute * golden perch * golden pheasant * golden plover * golden rectangle * golden retriever * golden rice * golden robin * goldenrod * golden rule * goldenseal * golden section * golden share * golden shiner * golden shower * golden staph * Golden State * golden syrup * golden ticket * golden triangle * golden wattle * golden wedding, golden wedding anniversary * golden years * silence is golden

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To become golden (in colour).
  • To make golden or like gold.
  • * 1994 , Marion H. Hedges, Iron City :
  • It goldened', as nothing else ' goldened , the commonplace countryside.