Origin of old
OTHER WORDS FROM oldold·ness, noun
Words nearby old
How to use old in a sentence
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
It would became one of the first great mysteries in the United States of America, as it was only then 23 years old.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 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
Twelve-year-old dance prodigy Maddie Ziegler has suffered the wrath of Dance Moms tyrant Abby Lee Miller.See Burly Shia LaBeouf Interpretive Cage Fight Lil Sia in the Singer’s Fantastic New Music Video|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Davy looked around and saw an old man coming toward them across the lawn.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
His wife stood smiling and waving, the boys shouting, as he disappeared in the old rockaway down the sandy road.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Old Mrs. Wurzel and the buxom but not too well-favoured heiress of the house of Grains were at the head of the table.
Vicars' wives had come and gone, but all had submitted, some after a brief struggle, to old Mrs. Wurzel's sway.
But with all her advantages Miss Solomonson failed with the old lord, and she abuses him to this day.
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
Other 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