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Definition of Old


  1. Open country.
  2. 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.
  3. Not new or fresh; not recently made or produced; having existed for a long time; as, old wine; an old friendship.
  4. Formerly existing; ancient; not modern; preceding; original; as, an old law; an old custom; an old promise.
  5. 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.
  6. Long practiced; hence, skilled; experienced; cunning; as, an old offender; old in vice.
  7. Long cultivated; as, an old farm; old land, as opposed to new land, that is, to land lately cleared.
  8. Worn out; weakened or exhausted by use; past usefulness; as, old shoes; old clothes.
  9. More than enough; abundant.
  10. Aged; antiquated; hence, wanting in the mental vigor or other qualities belonging to youth; -- used disparagingly as a term of reproach.
  11. Old-fashioned; wonted; customary; as of old; as, the good old times; hence, colloquially, gay; jolly.
  12. Used colloquially as a term of cordiality and familiarity.
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Old Translations

old in Afrikaans is oud
old in Danish is gammel
old in Dutch is vergevorderd, oud, bejaard
old in Finnish is vanha
old in French is vieux, olda
old in German is alt
old in Latin is senex senis, antiquus, provectus, vetus
old in Norwegian is gammel
old in Portuguese is velho
old in Swedish is gammal