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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)

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.

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."