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Definition of "old" []

  • Having lived or existed for a relatively long time; far advanced in years or life. (adjective)
  • Relatively advanced in age: Pamela is our oldest child. (adjective)
  • Made long ago; in existence for many years: an old book. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to a long life or to people who have had long lives: a ripe old age. (adjective)
  • Having or exhibiting the physical characteristics of age: a prematurely old face. (adjective)
  • Having lived or existed for a relatively long time (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Of or relating to advanced years or a long life (adjective)
  • (as collective noun; preceded by the) (adjective)
  • Decrepit or senile (adjective)
  • Worn with age or use (adjective)
  • Having lived or existed for a specified period (adjective)
  • (in combination) (adjective)
  • (as noun in combination) (adjective)
  • Earlier or earliest of two or more things with the same name (adjective)
  • Designating the form of a language in which the earliest known records are written (adjective)
  • Familiar through long acquaintance or repetition (adjective)
  • Practised; hardened (adjective)
  • Cherished; dear: used as a term of affection or familiarity (adjective)
  • Used as a familiar form of address to a person (adjective)
  • Skilled through long experience (esp in the phrase an old hand) (adjective)
  • Out-of-date; unfashionable (adjective)
  • Remote or distant in origin or time of origin (adjective)
  • Former; previous (adjective)
  • Established for a relatively long time (adjective)
  • Sensible, wise, or mature (adjective)
  • (of a river, valley, or land surface) in the final stage of the cycle of erosion, characterized by flat extensive flood plains and minimum relief (adjective)
  • (intensifier) (esp in phrases such as a good old time, any old thing, any old how, etc) (adjective)
  • (of crops) harvested late (adjective)
  • An earlier or past time (esp in the phrase of old) (noun)

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Use "old" in a sentence
  • "I called him an old cretin, if you are SO interested, because he was tough, very old school and brooked no nonsense-so many would see him as an 'old cretin'type."
  • "She makes her 'old man' 12-year-old Bruin look small!"
  • "The bad news is that Linda threw out in a clean up, all my old underwear/panties so I can't go to the 'old and nasty' panties if I am avoiding doing the laundry."