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OLD, a.

1. Advanced far in years or life; having lived beyond the middle period, or rather towards the end of life, or towards the end of the ordinary term of living; applied to animals or plants; as an old man; an old age; an old camel or horse; an old tree. This adjective is placed after the noun that designates the time lived.

Abraham was seventy five years old when he departed from Haran. Gen. 12.

2. Having been long made or used; decayed by time; as an old garment; an old house.

3. Being of long continuance; begun long ago; as an old acquaintance.

4. Having been long made; not new or fresh; as old wine.

5. Being of a former year's growth; not of the last crop; as old wheat; old hay.

6. Ancient; that existed in former ages; as the old inhabitants of Britain; the old Romans.

7. Of any duration whatever; as a year old; seven years old. How old art thou?

8. subsisting before something else. He built a new house on the site of the old one. The old law is repealed by the new.

9. Long practiced. he is grown old in vice. He is an old offender.

10. That has been long cultivated; as old land; an old farm; opposed to new land, land lately cleared and cultivated.

11. More than enough; great.

If a man were porter of hellgate, he should have old turning the key.

12. In vulgar language, crafty; cunning.

Of old, long ago; from ancient times; as in days of old.

We apply old chiefly to things subject to decay. We never say, the old sun, or an old mountain.



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OLD, a.

1. Advanced far in years or life; having lived beyond the middle period, or rather towards the end of life, or towards the end of the ordinary term of living; applied to animals or plants; as an old man; an old age; an old camel or horse; an old tree. This adjective is placed after the noun that designates the time lived.

Abraham was seventy five years old when he departed from Haran. Gen. 12.

2. Having been long made or used; decayed by time; as an old garment; an old house.

3. Being of long continuance; begun long ago; as an old acquaintance.

4. Having been long made; not new or fresh; as old wine.

5. Being of a former year's growth; not of the last crop; as old wheat; old hay.

6. Ancient; that existed in former ages; as the old inhabitants of Britain; the old Romans.

7. Of any duration whatever; as a year old; seven years old. How old art thou?

8. subsisting before something else. He built a new house on the site of the old one. The old law is repealed by the new.

9. Long practiced. he is grown old in vice. He is an old offender.

10. That has been long cultivated; as old land; an old farm; opposed to new land, land lately cleared and cultivated.

11. More than enough; great.

If a man were porter of hellgate, he should have old turning the key.

12. In vulgar language, crafty; cunning.

Of old, long ago; from ancient times; as in days of old.

We apply old chiefly to things subject to decay. We never say, the old sun, or an old mountain.

OLD, a. [Sax. eald; G. alt; D. οud; Dan. ælde, old age.]

  1. Advanced far in years or life; having lived beyond the middle period, or rather toward the end of life, or toward the end of the ordinary term of living; applied to animals, or plants; as, an old man; an old age; an old camel or horse; an old tree. This adjective is placed after the noun that designates the time lived. Abraham was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. Gen. xii.
  2. Having been long made or used; decayed by time; as, an old garment; an old house.
  3. Being of long continuance; begun long ago; as, an old a acquaintance.
  4. Having been long made; not new or fresh; as, old wine.
  5. Being of a former year's growth; not of the last crop; as, old wheat; old hay.
  6. Ancient; that existed in former ages; as, the old inhabitants of Britain; the old Romans.
  7. Of any duration whatever; as, a year old; seven years old. How old art thou?
  8. Subsisting before something else. He built a new house on the site of the old one. The old law is repealed by the new.
  9. Long practiced. He is grown old in vice. He is an old offender.
  10. That has been long cultivated; as, old land; an old farm; opposed to new land, land lately cleared and cultivated. America.
  11. More than enough; great. If a man were porter of hellgate, he should have old turning of the key. Shak.
  12. In vulgar language, crafty; cunning. Of old, long ago; from ancient times; as, in days of old. Dryden. We apply old chiefly to things subject to decay. We never say, the old sun, or an old mountain.

Old
  1. Open country.

    [Obs.] See World. Shak.
  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.

    Let not old age disgrace my high desire. Sir P. Sidney.

    The melancholy news that we grow old. Young.

  3. Not new or fresh; not recently made or produced; having existed for a long time; as, old wine; an old friendship.

    "An old acquaintance." Camden.
  4. Formerly existing; ancient; not modern; preceding; original; as, an old law; an old custom; an old promise.

    "The old schools of Greece." Milton. "The character of the old Ligurians." Addison.
  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.

    And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old art thou? Cen. xlvii. 8.

    * In this use old regularly follows the noun that designates the age; as, she was eight years old.

  6. Long practiced; hence, skilled; experienced; cunning; as, an old offender; old in vice.

    Vane, young in years, but in sage counsel old. Milton.

  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.

    [Obs.]

    If a man were porter of hell gate, he should have old turning the key. Shak.

  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.

    "Go thy ways, old lad." Shak.

    Old age, advanced years; the latter period of life. -- Old bachelor. See Bachelor, 1. -- Old Catholics. See under Catholic. -- Old English. See under English. n., 2. -- Old Nick, Old Scratch, the devil. -- Old lady (Zoöl.), a large European noctuid moth (Mormo maura). -- Old maid. (a) A woman, somewhat advanced in years, who has never been married; a spinster. (b) (Bot.) A West Indian name for the pink-flowered periwinkle (Vinca rosea). (c) A simple game of cards, played by matching them. The person with whom the odd card is left is the old maid. -- Old man's beard. (Bot.) (a) The traveler's joy (Clematis Vitalba). So named from the abundant long feathery awns of its fruit. (b) The Tillandsia usneoides. See Tillandsia. -- Old man's head (Bot.), a columnar cactus (Pilocereus senilis), native of Mexico, covered towards the top with long white hairs. -- Old red sandstone (Geol.), a series of red sandstone rocks situated below the rocks of the Carboniferous age and comprising various strata of siliceous sandstones and conglomerates. See Sandstone, and the Chart of Geology. -- Old school, a school or party belonging to a former time, or preserving the character, manner, or opinions of a former time; as, a gentleman of the old school; -- used also adjectively; as, Old-School Presbyterians. -- Old sledge, an old and well-known game of cards, called also all fours, and high, low, Jack, and the game. -- Old squaw (Zoöl.), a duck (Clangula hyemalis) inhabiting the northern parts of both hemispheres. The adult male is varied with black and white and is remarkable for the length of its tail. Called also longtailed duck, south southerly, callow, hareld, and old wife. -- Old style. (Chron.) See the Note under Style. -- Old Testament. See under Testament. -- Old wife. [In the senses b and cwritten also oldwife.] (a) A prating old woman; a gossip.

    Refuse profane and old wives' fables. 1 Tim. iv. 7.

    (b) (Zoöl.) The local name of various fishes, as the European black sea bream (Cantharus lineatus), the American alewife, etc. (c) (Zoöl.) A duck; the old squaw. -- Old World, the Eastern Hemisphere.

    Syn. -- Aged; ancient; pristine; primitive; antique; antiquated; old-fashioned; obsolete. See Ancient.

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Old

OLD, adjective

1. Advanced far in years or life; having lived beyond the middle period, or rather towards the end of life, or towards the end of the ordinary term of living; applied to animals or plants; as an old man; an old age; an old camel or horse; an old tree. This adjective is placed after the noun that designates the time lived.

Abraham was seventy five years old when he departed from Haran. Genesis 12:4.

2. Having been long made or used; decayed by time; as an old garment; an old house.

3. Being of long continuance; begun long ago; as an old acquaintance.

4. Having been long made; not new or fresh; as old wine.

5. Being of a former year's growth; not of the last crop; as old wheat; old hay.

6. Ancient; that existed in former ages; as the old inhabitants of Britain; the old Romans.

7. Of any duration whatever; as a year old; seven years old How old art thou?

8. subsisting before something else. He built a new house on the site of the old one. The old law is repealed by the new.

9. Long practiced. he is grown old in vice. He is an old offender.

10. That has been long cultivated; as old land; an old farm; opposed to new land, land lately cleared and cultivated.

11. More than enough; great.

If a man were porter of hellgate, he should have old turning the key.

12. In vulgar language, crafty; cunning.

Of old long ago; from ancient times; as in days of old

We apply old chiefly to things subject to decay. We never say, the old sun, or an old mountain.

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