adjective, old·er [ohl-der], /ˈoʊl dər/, old·est [ohl-dist] /ˈoʊl dɪst/ or eld·er [el-der], /ˈɛl dər/, eld·est [el-dist]. /ˈɛl dɪst/.
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Origin of old
synonym study for old
OTHER WORDS FROM oldoldness, noun
Words nearby old
Example sentences from the Web for old
He also owns three of the top five seasons by average fastball velocity among players 30 and older.
Meanwhile, a 20-something university student told me that the coronavirus now feels like old news to her peers.
Innovation is all about using new technology to improve old processes.How to drive digital innovation necessary during the pandemic|Nick Chasinov|September 16, 2020|Search Engine Watch
After 147 years, the Paris Cafe, one of the oldest bars in New York City, has poured its final cocktail.
Then came the discovery of 279,000-year-old stone spear tips in Ethiopia.
So here I am in my requisite Lululemon pants, grunting along to an old hip-hop song at a most ungodly hour.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
To borrow an old right-wing talking point, these people are angry no matter what we do.
He plays an aging punk rocker and I play the drummer from his old band.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Note: UNICOR uses its inmates for everything from call center operators to human demolishers of old computers.How a ‘Real Housewife’ Survives Prison: ‘I Don’t See [Teresa Giudice] Having a Cakewalk Here’|Michael Howard|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, although he works here in the old town, he lives in the new part of the city where he walks his dog in the morning.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech|Liza Foreman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Just then Mr. Blacksnake wedged his head in under the old log and began to push and wriggle harder than ever.Mother West Wind's Animal Friends|Thornton W. Burgess
One could see that, in both places, something like an old world dignity of life had in the past been kept up.A Canadian Manor and Its Seigneurs|George M. Wrong
Never could he look to the old gentleman for a friendly word, or a bit of help over a hard financial place again.The Corner House Girls Growing Up|Grace Brooks Hill
A piece of old carpet was my saddle, and served me likewise for a seat, a table, and various other purposes.Travels in Arabia|Bayard Taylor
The stillness of the wood quieted him finally, as it had always done, and he remembered his old friends the Greelys.The Boy from Hollow Hut|Isla May Mullins
British Dictionary definitions for old
- of or relating to advanced years or a long lifeold age
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the old
- old and young people of all ages
- (postpositive) having lived or existed for a specified perioda child who is six years old
- (in combination)a six-year-old child
- (as noun in combination)a six-year-old
- (prenominal) established for a relatively long timean old member
- (in combination)old-established
Derived forms of oldoldish, adjectiveoldness, noun
Word Origin for old
usage for old
Idioms and Phrases with old
In addition to the idioms beginning with old
- old as Adam
- old chestnut
- old college try, the
- old saw
- old shoe
- old stamping ground
- old story, an
- old wives' tale
- any old
- chip off the old block
- comfortable as an old shoe
- dirty joke (old man)
- get the air (old heave-ho)
- no fool like an old fool
- of old
- ripe old age
- same old story
- settle a score (old scores)
- stamping ground, old
- teach an old dog new tricks
- up to one's old tricks