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Definitions of old

  1. Not young; advanced far in years or life; having lived till toward the end of the ordinary term of living; as, an old man; an old age; an old horse; an old tree. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Not new or fresh; not recently made or produced; having existed for a long time; as, old wine; an old friendship. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Formerly existing; ancient; not modern; preceding; original; as, an old law; an old custom; an old promise. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Long practiced; hence, skilled; experienced; cunning; as, an old offender; old in vice. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Long cultivated; as, an old farm; old land, as opposed to new land, that is, to land lately cleared. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Worn out; weakened or exhausted by use; past usefulness; as, old shoes; old clothes. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. More than enough; abundant. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Old-fashioned; wonted; customary; as of old; as, the good old times; hence, colloquially, gay; jolly. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Used colloquially as a term of cordiality and familiarity. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Continued in life; advanced in the course of existence; having (a certain) length of existence; - designating the age of a person or thing; as, an infant a few hours old; a cathedral centuries old. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Aged; antiquated; hence, wanting in the mental vigor or other qualities belonging to youth; - used disparagingly as a term of reproach. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old') Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. Former times; as, in days of old. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Oldness. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Older. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. used informally especially for emphasis; "a real honest-to-god live cowboy"; "had us a high old time"; "went upriver to look at a sure-enough fish wheel" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. of an earlier time; "his old classmates" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. just preceding something else in time or order; "the previous owner"; "my old house was larger" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. (linguistics) of a very early stage in development; "Old English is also called Anglo Saxon"; "Old High German is High German from the middle of the 9th to the end of the 11th century" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. old in experience; "an old offender"; "the older soldiers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. of long duration; not new; "old tradition"; "old house"; "old wine"; "old country"; "old friendships"; "old money" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; especially not young; often used as a combining form to indicate an age as specified as in `a week-old baby'; "an old man's eagle mind"--William Butler Yeats; "his mother is very old"; "a ripe old age"; "how old are you?" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. (used for emphasis) very familiar; "good old boy"; "same old story" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. of a very early stage in development; "Old English is also called Anglo Saxon"; "Old High German is High German from the middle of the 9th to the end of the 11th century" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. Having existed or lived many years; aged; as, an old oak; having an appearance of age; as, an old face; having reached a certain age; as, twenty-one years old; ancient; out of date; as, old customs; old coins; long used; not new; as, old shoes; long practiced; as, old habits; belonging to the past; as, one's old home; long experienced; as, he is an old hand at that work. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. Oldest. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. Advanced in years: having been long in existence: decayed by time: out of date: ancient: having the age or duration of: long practiced. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. Aged; that has existed long; ancient; out of date. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. Having a great age; having some specified age; aged. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. Familiar, customary. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. Advanced in age; decayed by time; existing long; not new or fresh; ancient; of any duration whatever; previous; long practised; cultivated for long; more than enough; crafty. Old age, advanced years. Old-clothesman, a dealer in old clothes. Old-fashioned, long out of fashion. Old-gentleman, the evil one. Old-maid, an unmarried female somewhat advanced in years. Old red sandstone, a series of red sandstone rocks lying below the coal formation. Old style. Old Testament, that part of the Bible which contains the canonical books written previous to Christ. Old Tom, a sort of strong gin. Old-wife, a prating old woman; a man like an old woman in his habits. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. Far advanced in years; aged; used of any length of time, as, How old is he? he is two years old; decayed or injured by time or long use; out of date; not new or fresh. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for old

  1. The place, the old place, and all. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  2. Do you remember old Dakshina? – The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
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