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old

  • Having lived or existed for a relatively long time; far advanced in years or life.
  • Relatively advanced in age: Pamela is our oldest child.
  • Made long ago; in existence for many years: an old book.
  • Of or relating to a long life or to people who have had long lives: a ripe old age.
  • Having or exhibiting the physical characteristics of age: a prematurely old face.
  • Having or exhibiting the wisdom of age; mature: a child who is old for his years.
  • Having lived or existed for a specified length of time: She was 12 years old.
  • Belonging to a remote or former period in history; ancient: old fossils.
  • Belonging to or being of an earlier time: her old classmates.
  • Being the earlier or earliest of two or more related objects, stages, versions, or periods.
  • Geology Having become slower in flow and less vigorous in action. Used of a river.
  • Geology Having become simpler in form and of lower relief. Used of a landform.
  • Exhibiting the effects of time or long use; worn: an old coat.
  • Known through long acquaintance; long familiar: an old friend.
  • Skilled or able through long experience; practiced.
  • Used as an intensive: Come back any old time. Don't give me any ol' excuse.
  • Used to express affection or familiarity: Good ol' Sam.
  • An individual of a specified age: a five-year-old.
  • Old people considered as a group. Used with the: caring for the old.
  • Former times; yore: in days of old.