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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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