Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or belonging to time long past; old or ancient.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To grow old; age; assume an older appearance or character; become affected by age.
  • To age; cause to appear old.
  • Old; ancient.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Old; ancient.
  • intransitive verb rare To grow old; to age.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective From or relating to a previous era.
  • adjective Old; ancient.
  • verb intransitive To grow old; age; assume an older appearance or character; become affected by age.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective long past

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English : old, old; see old + -en, adj. suff.; see –en.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From old +‎ -en.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From old +‎ -en.

Examples

  • Back in olden times, say the early 1990's, a time of linear media and a small clutch of manageable news outlets, candidates routinely pivoted right (in GOP primaries) and left (in Democratic primaries) knowing that for the general election they could slide towards the center to build the winning coalition of their own party faithful, plus independents and a sprinkling of disaffected voters from the other party.

    Fernando Espuelas: Meg Whitman's Big Fat Latino Problem

  • Prayers were not more commonly answered, miracles were not more commonly performed in olden days.

    Weblogs

  • Back in olden times, say the early 1990's, a time of linear media and a small clutch of manageable news outlets, candidates routinely pivoted right (in GOP primaries) and left (in Democratic primaries) knowing that for the general election they could slide towards the center to build the winning coalition of their own party faithful, plus independents and a sprinkling of disaffected voters from the other party.

    Fernando Espuelas: Meg Whitman's Big Fat Latino Problem

  • Back in olden times, say the early 1990's, a time of linear media and a small clutch of manageable news outlets, candidates routinely pivoted right (in GOP primaries) and left (in Democratic primaries) knowing that for the general election they could slide towards the center to build the winning coalition of their own party faithful, plus independents and a sprinkling of disaffected voters from the other party.

    Fernando Espuelas: Meg Whitman's Big Fat Latino Problem

  • Back in olden times, say the early 1990's, a time of linear media and a small clutch of manageable news outlets, candidates routinely pivoted right (in GOP primaries) and left (in Democratic primaries) knowing that for the general election they could slide towards the center to build the winning coalition of their own party faithful, plus independents and a sprinkling of disaffected voters from the other party.

    Fernando Espuelas: Meg Whitman's Big Fat Latino Problem

  • Back in olden times, say the early 1990's, a time of linear media and a small clutch of manageable news outlets, candidates routinely pivoted right (in GOP primaries) and left (in Democratic primaries) knowing that for the general election they could slide towards the center to build the winning coalition of their own party faithful, plus independents and a sprinkling of disaffected voters from the other party.

    Fernando Espuelas: Meg Whitman's Big Fat Latino Problem

  • It's funny how many men in olden times had feminine-sounding names.

    I'm a little stunned myself.

  • On the way back from swimming, I mentioned that - in olden times - sailors couldn't always swim, which took us to press gangs, and Nelson's navy.

    Emperor Kurtzhau's Fifth Column

  • Back in olden times, say the early 1990's, a time of linear media and a small clutch of manageable news outlets, candidates routinely pivoted right (in GOP primaries) and left (in Democratic primaries) knowing that for the general election they could slide towards the center to build the winning coalition of their own party faithful, plus independents and a sprinkling of disaffected voters from the other party.

    Fernando Espuelas: Meg Whitman's Big Fat Latino Problem

  • Back in olden times, say the early 1990's, a time of linear media and a small clutch of manageable news outlets, candidates routinely pivoted right (in GOP primaries) and left (in Democratic primaries) knowing that for the general election they could slide towards the center to build the winning coalition of their own party faithful, plus independents and a sprinkling of disaffected voters from the other party.

    Fernando Espuelas: Meg Whitman's Big Fat Latino Problem

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