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Definitions 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 or exhibiting the wisdom of age; mature: a child who is old for his years. adjective
  • Having lived or existed for a specified length of time: She was 12 years old. adjective
  • Belonging to a remote or former period in history; ancient: old fossils. adjective
  • Belonging to or being of an earlier time: her old classmates. adjective
  • Being the earlier or earliest of two or more related objects, stages, versions, or periods. adjective
  • Geology Having become slower in flow and less vigorous in action. Used of a river. adjective
  • Geology Having become simpler in form and of lower relief. Used of a landform. adjective
  • Exhibiting the effects of time or long use; worn: an old coat. adjective
  • Known through long acquaintance; long familiar: an old friend. adjective
  • Skilled or able through long experience; practiced. adjective
  • Used as an intensive: Come back any old time. Don't give me any ol' excuse. adjective
  • Used to express affection or familiarity: Good ol' Sam. adjective
  • An individual of a specified age: a five-year-old. noun
  • Old people considered as a group. Used with the: caring for the old. noun

The word "old" in example sentences

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.. [[teachers] love them or loathe them]

She makes her 'old man' 12-year-old Bruin look small!. [Archive 2008-06-01]

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.. [Beth does not die: the Good News and Bad News of the Trip]

From the bad old days when single women were stigmatized as 'old maids' and every little girl was warned that she might grow up to be one so make the boys like you or else!. [Spinsters Unite!]

The candidate, no slouch in the self-deprecation business, refers to himself as ''old as dirt,'' although he travels with his 96-year-old mother as a genetic ambassador.. [How Old Is That?]

Just Tim Masters 'old sketches and Masters' attorney says police and prosecutors used these old sketches to paint their own picture of a killer.. [CNN Transcript Jan 20, 2008]

The old GOP propagandists 'old tricks no longer work in cyberspace.. [The Real Reason The Wingnuts Hate YearlyKos]

I was told that 'old men' the local words for particularly large cactus must be left in place or if moved great care must be taken to ensure the cactus is planted with the same side facing the sun or the ‘old man’ will die.. [The value of trunks.]

In our contemporary context it has shown itself in the scoffing at the 'old fashion' ideas of Ron Paul and the contempt of anyone who would be silly enough to believe in the old-wisdoms of the classical economists.. [Did the Gold Standard Cause the Great Depression? - The Austrian Economists]

As Bear quoted, old _old_ joke, Break's over, folks.. [Sloppy]

Unless by 'old wardrobe' we are not referring to my literally old clothes - the ancient Dior, the faded von Furstenberg - but to my new old wardrobe.. [Fashion Victim]

I also like 老不死, a term of abuse for an old person an 'old thing that refuses to die'.. [languagehat.com: CHINESE SWEARING.]

Friday night we did the same old, same old… went down to the local and watched the footy (YAY GO POWER!!!). [anasthesia Diary Entry]

God, i miss the old team, don't you harry??? heh, too bad the 'old team 'wont be back. speaking of the 'old team' where is Oliver???. [katebell Diary Entry]

Now, that debris rubbing against these old statutes, these centuries 'old buildings and arches of the bridge, this in a very small way reflective of what has happened in a very large way all around.. [CNN Transcript Aug 15, 2002]

I spotted the moving van in front of the Ruskins 'old house, turned and – first pow – there she was, my Elizabeth, walking with that titanium spine, so poised, even then, even as a seven year-old girl with Mary Janes and a friendship bracelet and too many freckles.. [Tell No One]

Old on Social Media

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@DrDebraSoh: A 14-year-old does not possess the cognitive maturity to make these kinds of decisions (HT @ThinGrayLine01) …


@Greg_Palast: This 92-year old #Georgia voter went to the polls only to find she’s one of #BrianKemp’s victims, purged from the voter ro…


@death2jvpiter: my mom: 7 year old me, bringing her a dandelion i found outside:


@techboy_88: Alang kan Batu Pahat yang menaik maju ni pun public transport masih segan nak berubah. Orang pun lebih suka naik kereta ata…


So I guess I *have* to name this supporting character because typing [---] every time he is in a scene is getting o…

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