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1    having lived or existed for a relatively long time  
an old man, an old tradition, old wine, an old house, an old country     
a    of or relating to advanced years or a long life  
old age     
b    (as collective n; preceded by the)  
the old     
c    old and young   people of all ages  
3    decrepit or senile  
4    worn with age or use  
old clothes, an old car     
a    postpositive   having lived or existed for a specified period  
a child who is six years old     
b    (in combination)  
a six-year-old child     
c    (as n in combination)  
a six-year-old     
6    cap when part of a name or title   earlier or earliest of two or more things with the same name  
the old edition, the Old Testament, old Norwich     
7    cap when part of a name   designating the form of a language in which the earliest known records are written  
Old English     
8    prenominal   familiar through long acquaintance or repetition  
an old friend, an old excuse     
9    practised; hardened  
old in cunning     
10    prenominal; often preceded by: good   cherished; dear: used as a term of affection or familiarity  
good old George     
11    Informal   with any of several nouns   used as a familiar form of address to a person  
old thing, old bean, old stick, old fellow     
12    skilled through long experience (esp. in the phrase an old hand)  
13    out-of-date; unfashionable  
14    remote or distant in origin or time of origin  
an old culture     
15    prenominal   former; previous  
my old house was small     
a    prenominal   established for a relatively long time  
an old member     
b    (in combination)  
17    sensible, wise, or mature  
old beyond one's years     
18    (of a river, valley, or land surface) in the final stage of the cycle of erosion, characterized by flat extensive flood plains and minimum relief  
   See also       youthful       4       mature       6  
19    (intensifier) (esp. in phrases such as a good old time, any old thing, any old how, etc.)  
20    (of crops) harvested late  
21    good old days   an earlier period of time regarded as better than the present  
22    little old  
Informal   indicating affection, esp. humorous affection  
my little old wife     
23    the old one (or gentleman)  
Informal      a jocular name for       Satan  
24    an earlier or past time (esp. in the phrase of old)  
in days of old     
     (Old English eald; related to Old Saxon ald, Old High German, German alt, Latin altus high)  
  oldish      adj  
  oldness      n  

age-old   , age-long  
      adj   very old or of long duration; ancient  
Gloucester Old Spot  
      n   a hardy breed of pig, white with a few black markings, that originally lived off windfalls in orchards in the Severn valley  
Grand Old Party  
      n   (in the U.S.) a nickname for the Republican Party since 1880,   (Abbrev.)    GOP  
old age pension  
      n      a former name for the state       retirement pension  
  old age pensioner      n  
Old Bailey  
      n   the chief court exercising criminal jurisdiction in London; the Central Criminal Court of England  
Old Bill  
      n     (Brit)  
1    a policeman  
2    functioning as pl; preceded by: the   policemen collectively or in general  
     (C20: of uncertain origin: perhaps derived from the World War I cartoon of a soldier with a drooping moustache)  
old bird  
Jocular   a wary and astute person  
old boy  
1    sometimes caps     (Brit)   a male ex-pupil of a school  
2    Informal     (chiefly Brit)  
a    a familiar name used to refer to a man  
b    an old man  
old boy network  
      n     (Brit)  
informal   the appointment to power of former pupils of the same small group of public schools or universities  
Old Bulgarian  
      n      another name for       Old Church Slavonic  
Old Castile  
      n   a region of N Spain, on the Bay of Biscay: formerly a province,   (Spanish name)    Castilla la Vieja  
Old Catholic  
1    of or relating to several small national Churches which have broken away from the Roman Catholic Church on matters of doctrine  
2    a member of one of these Churches  
old chum  
      n     (Austral)  
informal     (formerly)  
1    a person who is experienced, esp. in life in colonial Australia  
2    an experienced convict  
Old Church Slavonic   , Slavic  
      n   the oldest recorded Slavonic language: the form of Old Slavonic into which the Bible was translated in the ninth century, preserved as a liturgical language of various Orthodox Churches: belonging to the South Slavonic subbranch of languages  
old clothes man  
      n   a person who deals in second-hand clothes  
Old Contemptibles  
      pl n   the British expeditionary force to France in 1914  
     (so named from the Kaiser's alleged reference to them as a ``contemptible little army'')  
old country  
      n   the country of origin of an immigrant or an immigrant's ancestors  
Old Dart  
the     (Austral)  
slang   England  
     (C19: of unknown origin)  
Old Delhi  
      n      See       Delhi  
Old Dutch  
      n   the Dutch language up to about 1100, derived from the Low Franconian dialect of Old Low German  
   See also       Franconian     (Abbrev.)    OD  
Old English  
1      (Also called)    Anglo-Saxon   the English language from the time of the earliest settlements in the fifth century a.d. to about 1100. The main dialects were West Saxon (the chief literary form), Kentish, and Anglian  
   Compare       Middle English       Modern English     (Abbrev.)    OE  
2      (Printing)   a Gothic typeface commonly used in England up until the 18th century  
Old English sheepdog  
      n   a breed of large bobtailed sheepdog with a profuse shaggy coat  
      adj   established for a long time  
old face  
      n     (Printing)   a type style that originated in the 18th century, characterized by little contrast between thick and thin strokes  
   Compare       modern       5  
1    belonging to, characteristic of, or favoured by former times; outdated  
old-fashioned ideas     
2    favouring or adopting the dress, manners, fashions, etc., of a former time  
3    quizzically doubtful or disapproving  
she did not reply, but gave him an old-fashioned look     
4      (Scot. and northern English)  
dialect   old for one's age  
an old-fashioned child     
5    a cocktail containing spirit, bitters, fruit, etc.  
  old-fashionedly      adv  
Old French  
      n   the French language in its earliest forms, from about the 9th century up to about 1400,   (Abbrev.)    OF  
Old Frisian  
      n   the Frisian language up to about 1400,   (Abbrev.)    OFris  
old girl  
1    sometimes caps     (Brit)   a female ex-pupil of a school  
2    Informal     (chiefly Brit)  
a    a familiar name used to refer to a woman  
b    an old woman  
Old Glory  
      n   a nickname for the flag of the United States of America  
old gold  
a    a dark yellow colour, sometimes with a brownish tinge  
b    (as adj)  
an old-gold carpet     
old guard  
1    a group that works for a long-established or old-fashioned cause or principle  
2    the conservative element in a political party or other group  
     (C19: from Old Guard)  
Old Guard  
      n   the French imperial guard created by Napoleon in 1804  
old hand  
1    a person who is skilled at something through long experience  
2      (Austral)  
informal   (in the nineteenth century) an ex-convict  
3      (Austral)  
informal   a person who is long established in a place  
Old Harry  
Informal      a jocular name for       Satan  
old hat  
      adj   postpositive   old-fashioned or trite  
Old High German  
      n   a group of West Germanic dialects that eventually developed into modern German; High German up to about 1200: spoken in the Middle Ages on the upper Rhine, in Bavaria, Alsace, and elsewhere, including Alemannic, Bavarian, Langobardic, and Upper Franconian,   (Abbrev.)    OHG  
Old Icelandic  
      n   the dialect of Old Norse spoken and written in Iceland; the Icelandic language up to about 1600  
old identity  
      n     (N.Z.)   a person known for a long time in the one locality  
Old Irish  
      n   the Celtic language of Ireland up to about 900 a.d., introduced to Scotland by Irish settlers about 500 a.d  
Old Kingdom  
      n   a period of Egyptian history: usually considered to extend from the third to the sixth dynasty (?2700--?2150 b.c.)  
old lady  
1       an informal term for       mother   1       wife       1  
2    a large noctuid moth, Mormo maura, that has drab patterned wings originally thought to resemble an elderly Victorian lady's shawl  
Old Latin  
      n   the Latin language before the classical period, up to about 100 b.c.  
1      (U.S. and Canadian)   conservative; old-fashioned  
2    well-established; traditional  
  old-liner      n  
Old Low German  
      n   the Saxon and Low Franconian dialects of German up to about 1200; the old form of modern Low German and Dutch,   (Abbrev.)    OLG  
old maid  
1    a woman regarded as unlikely ever to marry; spinster  
2    Informal   a prim, fastidious, or excessively cautious person  
3    a card game using a pack from which one card has been removed, in which players try to avoid holding the unpaired card at the end of the game  
  old-maidish      adj  
old man  
1       an informal term for       father       husband       1  
2    sometimes caps  
Informal   a man in command, such as an employer, foreman, or captain of a ship  
3    Sometimes facetious   an affectionate term used in addressing a man  
4       another name for       southernwood  
5      (Austral)  
a    an adult male kangaroo  
b    modifier   very large  
6      (Christianity)   the unregenerate aspect of human nature  
old man's beard  
      n   any of various plants having white feathery seed heads, esp. traveller's joy and Spanish moss  
old master  
1    one of the great European painters of the period 1500 to 1800  
2    a painting by one of these  
old moon  
1    a phase of the moon lying between last quarter and new moon, when it appears as a waning crescent  
2    the moon when it appears as a waning crescent  
3    the time at which this occurs  
Old Nick  
Informal      a jocular name for       Satan  
Old Norse  
      n   the language or group of dialects of medieval Scandinavia and Iceland from about 700 to about 1350, forming the North Germanic branch of the Indo-European family of languages  
   See also       Proto-Norse       Old Icelandic     (Abbrev.)    ON  
Old North French  
      n   any of the dialects of Old French spoken in N France, such as Norman French  
Old Northwest  
      n   (in the early U.S.) the land between the Great Lakes, the Mississippi, and the Ohio River. Awarded to the U.S. in 1783, it was organized into the Northwest Territory in 1787 and now forms the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, and part of Minnesota  
Old Persian  
      n   an ancient language belonging to the West Iranian branch of the Indo-European family, recorded in cuneiform inscriptions of the 6th to the 4th centuries b.c.  
   See also       Middle Persian  
Old Pretender  
      n      See (James Francis Edward)       Stuart  
Old Prussian  
      n   the former language of the non-German Prussians, belonging to the Baltic branch of the Indo-European family: extinct by 1700  
Old Red Sandstone  
1    a thick sequence of sedimentary rock (generally, but not always, red) deposited in Britain and NW Europe during the Devonian period  
2       (in Britain) another term for       Devonian     (Abbrev.)    ORS  
old rose  
a    a greyish-pink colour  
b    (as adj)  
old-rose gloves     
Old Saxon  
      n   the Saxon dialect of Low German up to about 1200, from which modern Low German is derived,   (Abbrev.)    OS  
old school  
1      (Chiefly Brit)   a school formerly attended by a person  
2    a group of people favouring traditional ideas or conservative practices  
old school tie  
1      (Brit)   a distinctive tie that indicates which school the wearer attended  
2    the attitudes, loyalties, values, etc., associated with British public schools  
Old Slavonic   , Slavic  
      n   the South Slavonic language up to about 1400: the language of the Macedonian Slavs that developed into Serbo-Croat and Bulgarian  
   See also       Old Church Slavonic  
old sod  
Informal   one's native country  
back to the old sod     
old soldier  
1    a former soldier or veteran  
2    an experienced or practised person  
Old South  
      n   the American South before the Civil War  
old squaw  
      n     (U.S. and Canadian)   a long-tailed northern sea duck, Clangula hyemalis, having dark wings and a white-and-brown head and body,   (Also called)    oldwife  
old stager  
      n   a person with experience; old hand  
Old Stone Age  
      n   not now in technical usage      another term for       Palaeolithic  
old style  
      n     (Printing)   a type style reviving the characteristics of old face  
Old Style  
      n   the former method of reckoning dates using the Julian calendar  
   Compare       New Style  
old sweat  
      n     (Brit)  
1    an old soldier; veteran  
2    a person who has a great deal of experience in some activity  
old talk     (Caribbean)  
1    superficial chatting  
2    intr   to indulge in such chatting  
Old Test.  
      abbrev. for   Old Testament  
Old Testament  
      n   the collection of books comprising the sacred Scriptures of the Hebrews and essentially recording the history of the Hebrew people as the chosen people of God; the first part of the Christian Bible  
      adj   prenominal   of or relating to a former time; old-fashioned  
old-time dancing     
old-time dance  
      n     (Brit)   a formal or formation dance, such as the lancers  
  old-time dancing      n  
1    a person who has been in a certain place, occupation, etc., for a long time  
2      (U.S.)   an old man  
old wives' tale  
      n   a belief, usually superstitious or erroneous, passed on by word of mouth as a piece of traditional wisdom  
old woman  
1       an informal term for       mother   1       wife       1  
2    a timid, fussy, or cautious person  
  old womanish      adj  
Old World  
      n   that part of the world that was known before the discovery of the Americas, comprising Europe, Asia, and Africa; the eastern hemisphere  
      adj   of or characteristic of former times, esp., in Europe, quaint or traditional  
  old-worldly      adv  
Old World monkey  
      n   any monkey of the family Cercopithecidae, including macaques, baboons, and mandrills. They are more closely related to anthropoid apes than are the New World monkeys, having nostrils that are close together and nonprehensile tails  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    advanced in years, aged, ancient, decrepit, elderly, full of years, getting on, grey, grey-haired, grizzled, hoary, mature, over the hill     (informal)   past it, past one's prime, patriarchal, senescent, senile, venerable  
2    antediluvian, antiquated, antique, cast-off, cobwebby, crumbling, dated, decayed, done, hackneyed, obsolete, old-fashioned, outdated, outmoded, out of date, out of the ark     (informal)   passé, stale, superannuated, timeworn, unfashionable, unoriginal, worn-out  
3    aboriginal, antique, archaic, bygone, early, immemorial, of old, of yore, olden     (archaic)   original, primeval, primitive, primordial, pristine, remote  
4    age-old, experienced, familiar, hardened, long-established, of long standing, practised, skilled, time-honoured, traditional, versed, veteran, vintage  
5    earlier, erstwhile, ex-, former, one-time, previous, quondam  
1    immature, juvenile, young, youthful  
2    current, fashionable, modern, modish, new, novel, recent, up-to-date  

old age     
advancing years, age, agedness, Anno Domini     (informal)   autumn or evening of one's life, declining years, dotage, eld     (archaic)   senescence, senility, Third Age  
   adolescence, childhood, early life, immaturity, juvenescence, young days, youth  
ancient, antiquated, archaic, behind the times, cobwebby, corny     (slang)   dated, dead, démodé, fusty, musty, not with it     (informal)   obsolescent, obsolete, oldfangled, (old-)fogeyish, old hat, old-time, outdated, outmoded, out of date, out of style, out of the ark     (informal)   passé, past, square     (informal)   superannuated, unfashionable  
   chic, contemporary, current, fashionable, happening     (informal)   modern, modish, trendy     (Brit. informal)   up-to-date, voguish, with it     (informal)  
old hand     
expert, old soldier, old-timer, one of the old school, past master, veteran  
old man     
coffin-dodger     (slang)   elder, elder statesman, father, gaffer, grandfather, greybeard, O.A.P.     (Brit.)   old codger     (informal)   old stager, oldster     (informal)   old-timer     (U.S.)   papa     (old-fashioned informal)   patriarch, senior citizen, slang  
ancient, antique, bygone, former, old-fashioned, past, vintage  
old womanish     
finicky, fussy, niggly, niminy-piminy, old-maidish     (informal)   overcautious, overparticular, pernickety     (informal)   prim, prudish, strait-laced, timid, timorous  
archaic, ceremonious, chivalrous, courtly, gallant, old-fashioned, picturesque, quaint, traditional  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
an old implement that was used for washing clothes
from Old French seurté "a promise, pledge, guarantee; assurance, confidence" (12c., Modern French sûreté)," from securus (see secure (adj.)).
To position ones self, or an object like your rusty old car, in a place that is not only open and clearly visible to all, it is unavoidably in just about everyone's way.
[Slang] "You can't miss him, he's over there, parked in his POS Volvo, smack dab in the middle of the road!" source : Urban Dictionary
care provided for old or sick people or children in a residential facility ("home")
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