Definition and Meanings for old
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Old is ranked 152 in the ranking of most used words in English
Part of Speech of old
noun, adjective, comparative, superlative
Etymology of old
Meaning of old
- open country.
as adjective, comparative, superlative
- not young; advanced far in years or life; having lived till toward the end of the ordinary term of living; as, an old man; an old age; an old horse; an old tree.
- not new or fresh; not recently made or produced; having existed for a long time; as, old wine; an old friendship.
- formerly existing; ancient; not modern; preceding; original; as, an old law; an old custom; an old promise.
- continued in life; advanced in the course of existence; having (a certain) length of existence; -- designating the age of a person or thing; as, an infant a few hours old; a cathedral centuries old.
- long practiced; hence, skilled; experienced; cunning; as, an old offender; old in vice.
- long cultivated; as, an old farm; old land, as opposed to new land, that is, to land lately cleared.
- worn out; weakened or exhausted by use; past usefulness; as, old shoes; old clothes.
- more than enough; abundant.
- aged; antiquated; hence, wanting in the mental vigor or other qualities belonging to youth; -- used disparagingly as a term of reproach.
- old-fashioned; wonted; customary; as of old; as, the good old times; hence, colloquially, gay; jolly.
- used colloquially as a term of cordiality and familiarity.