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
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
From or relating to a previous era.
* Cole Porter, Anything Goes
* 1857 , Martha Griffith Browne, Autobiography of a Female Slave (page 347)
- In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking. Now heaven knows, anything goes.
English adjectives ending in -en
- We told over the story of past sufferings, and renewed olden vows of devotion.
To grow old; age; assume an older appearance or character; become affected by age.