Definition of Old


  • past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old')


  • just preceding something else in time or order
    "the previous owner"
    "my old house was larger"
  • of a very early stage in development
    "Old English is also called Anglo Saxon"
    "Old High German is High German from the middle of the 9th to the end of the 11th century"
  • (used informally especially for emphasis)
    "a real honest-to-god live cowboy"
    "had us a high old time"
    "went upriver to look at a sure-enough fish wheel"
    - honest to god - honest to goodness - sure enough
  • belonging to some prior time
    "erstwhile friend"
    "our former glory"
    "the once capital of the state"
    "her quondam lover"
    - one time
  • skilled through long experience
    "an old offender"
    "the older soldiers"
  • (used for emphasis) very familiar
    "good old boy"
    "same old story"
  • of long duration
    not new
    "old tradition"
    "old house"
    "old wine"
    "old country"
    "old friendships"
    "old money"
  • (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age
    "his mother is very old"
    "a ripe old age"
    "how old are you?"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble old

6 unscramble word found using the letters old.

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