old

old
[[t]oʊld[/t]]
adj. old•er, old•est eld•er, eld•est,
1) having lived or existed for a comparatively long time; far advanced in years or life:
an old man; an old building[/ex]
2) of or pertaining to the latter part of life or existence:
old age[/ex]
3) having lived or existed for a specified time:
a six-month-old company[/ex]
4) having lived or existed as specified with relation to younger or newer ones:
our oldest child[/ex]
5) deteriorated through age or long use; worn, decayed, or dilapidated:
old clothes[/ex]
6) of long standing; having been such for a comparatively long time:
an old friend[/ex]
7) no longer in general use:
This typewriter is an old model[/ex]
8) having been replaced or supplanted by something newer or more recent:
We sold our old house[/ex]
9) former:
one of my old classmates[/ex]
10)
a) long known or in use:
the same old excuse[/ex]
b) cvb overfamiliar to the point of tedium:
That joke gets old fast[/ex]
11) belonging to the past:
the good old days[/ex]
12) of or originating at an earlier period or date:
old maps[/ex]
13) having been in existence since the distant past:
an old family[/ex]
14) prehistoric; ancient:
old civilizations[/ex]
15) ling. (cap.) (of a language) in its oldest known period, as attested by the earliest written records:
Old Czech[/ex]
16) experienced:
an old sailor[/ex]
17) sedate, sensible, mature, or wise:
a child old beyond her years[/ex]
18) as if or appearing to be far advanced in years:
Worry had made him old[/ex]
19) (of colors) dull, faded, or subdued
20) (of land forms) far advanced in reduction by erosion or the like
21) (used to indicate affection, familiarity, disparagement, or a personalization): that dirty old thing
22) inf (used as an intensive):
a high old time[/ex]
23) the old, old persons collectively
24) a person or animal of a specified age or age group (used in combination):
a program for six-year-olds[/ex]
25) time long past:
days of old[/ex]
Etymology: bef. 900; ME; OE eald, ald, c. OFris, OS ald, OHG, G alt, Go altheis; akin to ON ellri elder I old′ness, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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