English adjective: old
|1.||old (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age|
|Samples||His mother is very old.|
A ripe old age.
How old are you?.
|Similar||aged, aged, ageing, aging, ancient, anile, centenarian, darkened, doddering, doddery, elderly, emeritus, gaga, gray, gray-haired, gray-headed, grey, grey-haired, grey-headed, grizzly, hoar, hoary, middle-aged, nonagenarian, octogenarian, of age, older, oldish, over-the-hill, overage, overaged, senescent, senile, senior, sexagenarian, superannuated, venerable, white-haired|
|See also||experienced, experient, mature, senior|
|2.||old of long duration; not new|
|Similar||age-old, antediluvian, antiquated, antique, antique, archaic, auld, hand-down, hand-me-down, hoary, immemorial, long-ago, longtime, patched, rusty, secondhand, sunset, used, yellow, yellowed|
|See also||noncurrent, nonmodern, past, stale, worn|
|3.||old (used for emphasis) very familiar|
|Samples||Good old boy.|
Same old story.
|4.||old skilled through long experience|
|Samples||An old offender.|
The older soldiers.
|5.||old belonging to some prior time|
Our former glory.
The once capital of the state.
Her quondam lover.
|Synonyms||erstwhile, former, one-time, onetime, quondam, sometime|
|6.||old (used informally especially for emphasis)|
|Samples||A real honest-to-god live cowboy.|
Had us a high old time.
Went upriver to look at a sure-enough fish wheel.
|Synonyms||honest-to-god, honest-to-goodness, sure-enough|
|7.||Old of a very early stage in development|
|Samples||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.
|8.||old just preceding something else in time or order|
|Samples||The previous owner.|
My old house was larger.
English noun: old
|1.||old (time) past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old')|
|Broader (hypernym)||past, past times, yesteryear|