Adjective: old (older,oldest) ówld
Noun: old ówld
- (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age
"his mother is very old"; "a ripe old age"; "how old are you?"
- Of long duration; not new
"old tradition"; "old house"; "old wine"; "old country"; "old friendships"; "old money"
- (used for emphasis) very familiar
"good old boy"; "same old story"
- Skilled through long experience
"an old offender"; "the older soldiers";
- Belonging to some prior time
- erstwhile, former, onetime, one-time, quondam, sometime
- (used informally especially for emphasis) authentic and real
"had us a high old time";
- honest-to-god, honest-to-goodness, sure-enough
- Just preceding something else in time or order
"my old house was larger";
- No longer valid or fashionable
- outdated, out-of-date, superannuated
Adjective: Old (Older,Oldest)
- Past times (especially in the phrase 'in days of old')
- (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"
Derived forms: olds, older, Older, oldest
See also: age, aged, ageing, age-old, aging, ancient, anile, antediluvian, antiquated, antique, archaic, auld, centenarian, darkened, doddering, doddery, early, echt, elderly, emeritus, experienced, experient, familiar, gaga, genuine, gray [US], gray-haired [US], gray-headed [US], grey [Brit, Cdn], grey-haired [Brit, Cdn], grey-headed [Brit, Cdn], grizzly, hand-down, hand-me-down, hoar, hoary, immemorial, long in the tooth, long-ago, longtime, mature, middle-aged, nonagenarian, noncurrent, nonmodern, octogenarian, of age, older, oldish, overage, overaged, over-the-hill, past, patched, preceding, pre-owned [N. Amer], rusty, secondhand, senescent, senile, senior, sexagenarian, stale, sunset, superannuated, used, venerable, white-haired, worn, yellow, yellowed
Type of: past, past times, yesteryear
Antonym: new, young
Encyclopedia: Old, New, Borrowed, And Blue Old, Hungary Old Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue Old, declining or expired Australian vocabulary Old, Northamptonshire Old, New, Borrowed and Blue