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old

 
pronunciation:
old
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: older, oldest
definition 1: having lived for a long time; not young.
My grandmother is old, but she is still in good health.
synonyms:
aged, elderly, long-lived, senescent
antonyms:
little, young, youthful
similar words:
antique, retired, senior
definition 2: having been in existence for a long time; not new.
They are tearing down the old buildings.
synonyms:
age-old, aged, ancient, antique, archaic, early, old-time
antonyms:
brand-new, hot, late, latest, new, young
similar words:
old-fashioned, vintage
definition 3: worn or well-used.
These old jeans are my most comfortable pair.
synonyms:
beat-up, broken-down, timeworn, used, weather-beaten, weathered, worn-out
antonyms:
brand-new, new
similar words:
decrepit, exhausted, faded, run-down, stale, superannuated
definition 4: of a time past; former.
The old methods of farming were more laborious and less effective.
synonyms:
bygone, former, past, previous, prior
antonyms:
current, modern, new, newfangled
similar words:
antique, earlier, elder, olden
definition 5: of a long acquaintance.
We're old friends and feel very comfortable with each other.
synonyms:
lasting, longstanding, longtime
antonyms:
new
similar words:
age-old, enduring, long-lived, time-honored
definition 6: having or showing the characteristics of advanced age.
These old bones easily break.
synonyms:
aged, aging
antonyms:
young, youthful
similar words:
decrepit, elderly, grizzled, hoary, venerable
definition 7: used familiarly to indicate irritation, affection, or other feeling.
Hey, old man! Why didn't you come with us to the club last night?Why, you old rascal!
synonyms:
dear
similar words:
damn, darned
definition 8: having lived or existed for a specified amount of time (often used in combination).
Our house is fifty years old.She has a three-week-old baby.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (used with a pl. verb) older persons collectively (usu. prec. by "the").
My grandfather often said that the old are forgotten about.
synonyms:
aged, senior citizens
antonyms:
young
similar words:
golden agers, retirees
definition 2: a person or animal of a designated age or age group (used in combination).
They have a six-year-old and a toddler.
definition 3: old things in general (usu. prec. by "the").
I always prefer the old to the new.
antonyms:
new
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derivations: oldish (adj.), oldness (n.)