Olden vs Holden - What's the difference?

olden | holden |


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 holden is

(male).

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

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    Noun

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

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (archaic)
  • Anagrams

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