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English noun: old man

1. old man (person) a man who is very old


Synonymsgraybeard, greybeard, Methuselah


Broader (hypernym)adult male, golden ager, man, old person, oldster, senior citizen


Narrower (hyponym)antique, codger, gaffer, old codger, old geezer, old-timer, oldtimer, patriarch

2. old man (person) a familiar term of address for a man


Synonymsold boy


Broader (hypernym)adult male, man

3. old man (person) an informal term for your father


Broader (hypernym)begetter, dysphemism, father, male parent

4. old man (plant) aromatic herb of temperate Eurasia and North Africa having a bitter taste used in making the liqueur absinthe


Synonymsabsinthe, Artemisia absinthium, common wormwood, lad's love


Broader (hypernym)wormwood


Member meronymgenus Artemisia


Substance meronymabsinth, absinthe

5. old man (person) (slang) boss


Broader (hypernym)boss, hirer


Domain regionAmerica, the States, U.S., U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA


Domain usageargot, cant, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular









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