Adjective Definition

old

1.Definition: (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?"


2.Definition: (used for emphasis) very familiar

"Good old boy", "Same old story"


3.Definition: belonging to some prior time

Related Adjective(s):erstwhile, former, onetime, quondam, sometime


4.Definition: just preceding something else in time or order

"My old house was larger"

Related Adjective(s):previous


5.Definition: 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"


6.Definition: of long duration; not new

"Old tradition", "Old house", "Old wine", "Old country", "Old friendships", "Old money"


7.Definition: skilled through long experience

"An old offender", "The older soldiers"

Related Adjective(s):older


8.Definition: very good

"We had a grand old time"

Related Adjective(s):bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, peachy, smashing, swell




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