Older vs Olden - What's the difference?

older | olden |


As adjectives the difference between older and olden

is that older is (old), elder, senior while 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.

older

English

Adjective

(head)
  • (old), elder, senior
  • My older' brother and I are Catholic twins. He’s '''older''' by eleven months, not quite a year ' older than me.
  • elderly
  • The thoughtful lad helped an older lady across the street.
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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)