[ eyj-ohld ]
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  1. ancient; from time immemorial: an age-old tradition.

Origin of age-old

First recorded in 1900–05

Words Nearby age-old Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use age-old in a sentence

  • It was in the stifling of all the youth and ambition of my nature by the baleful weight of her age-old weariness of intellect.

    The Wasted Generation | Owen Johnson
  • Meanwhile, journeying through this age-old land, a snatch of verse goes running through my head.

    Polly the Pagan | Isabel Anderson
  • A proud people, yet a people who would turn and run without thought, in a panic of age-old fear.

    The Link | Alan Edward Nourse
  • It was the age-old tragic comedy of a false friend's treachery and a woman's weakness; a duel, and the wrong man slain.

    The Master of Appleby | Francis Lynde
  • "It's the age-old story," he went on, again sweeping the lock of hair from before his flashing glance.

    The Wrong Twin | Harry Leon Wilson

British Dictionary definitions for age-old


  1. very old or of long duration; ancient

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