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 old old /ˈoʊld/

adjective

  1. () (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age  ( old )
    (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age
     His mother is very old
    his mother is very old
     A ripe old age
    a ripe old age
     How old are you?
    how old are you?
  2. () Of long duration; not new  ( old )
    of long duration; not new
     Old tradition
    old tradition
     Old house
    old house
     Old wine
    old wine
     Old country
    old country
     Old friendships
    old friendships
     Old money
    old money
  3. () (used for emphasis) very familiar  ( old )
    (used for emphasis) very familiar
     Good old boy
    good old boy
     Same old story
    same old story
  4. () Skilled through long experience  ( old , older )
    skilled through long experience
     An old offender
    an old offender
     The older soldiers
    the older soldiers
  5. Just preceding something else in time or order  ( old , previous )
    just preceding something else in time or order
     The previous owner
    the previous owner
     My old house was larger
    my old house was larger
  6. Very good  ( bang-up , corking , cracking , dandy , groovy , keen , neat , nifty , not bad , old , peachy , slap-up , smashing , bully , swell , great )
    very good
     He did a bully job
    he did a bully job
     A neat sports car
    a neat sports car
     Had a great time at the party
    had a great time at the party
     You look simply smashing
    you look simply smashing
     We had a grand old time
    we had a grand old time
  7. Belonging to some prior time  ( erstwhile , old , one-time , quondam , sometime , onetime , former )
    belonging to some prior time
     Erstwhile friend
    erstwhile friend
     Our former glory
    our former glory
     The once capital of the state
    the once capital of the state
     Her quondam lover
    her quondam lover

noun

  1. Past times (especially in the phrase in days of old')  ( old )
    past times (especially in the phrase in days of old')

 Old

    adjective

    1. Of a very early stage in development  ( Old )
      of a very early stage in development
       Old English is also called Anglo Saxon
      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
      Old High German is High German from the middle of the 9th to the end of the 11th century