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Definition of old:

  1. Aged; antiquated; hence, wanting in the mental vigor or other qualities belonging to youth; - used disparagingly as a term of reproach.
  2. 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.
  3. Formerly existing; ancient; not modern; preceding; original; as, an old law; an old custom; an old promise.
  4. Long cultivated; as, an old farm; old land, as opposed to new land, that is, to land lately cleared.
  5. Long practiced; hence, skilled; experienced; cunning; as, an old offender; old in vice.
  6. More than enough; abundant.
  7. Not new or fresh; not recently made or produced; having existed for a long time; as, old wine; an old friendship.
  8. 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.
  9. Old- fashioned; wonted; customary; as of old; as, the good old times; hence, colloquially, gay; jolly.
  10. Open country.
  11. Used colloquially as a term of cordiality and familiarity.
  12. Worn out; weakened or exhausted by use; past usefulness; as, old shoes; old clothes.

Synonyms:

tedious, leaden, jading, bud, out, obsolescent, dusty, the elderly, dry, sometime, dear, figuratively, worthless, unyoung, classical, Methuselah, gray, agglutinative, at, mended, tattered, antiquity, contemporary, patched, dated, inactive, age bracket, pardner, uninteresting, pensioner, cold, outmoded, new, older, good, young, white-haired, overaged, grey, of age, exhausted, ho-hum, anemic, unwritten, late, forgotten, ability, adult, one-time, time-honored, sunset, nonagenarian, excellent, familiar, preceding, infirm, slow, obsolete, prehistoric, advanced, quondam, whilom, anile, sr., timeworn, weary, decayed, gaga, out of date, futile, outmoded, pass, disyllabic, old-fashioned, traditional, tired, pathetic, tame, ancestral, wearying, (out) in the open, defective, magnificent, heavy, age gap, senior, immemorial, cognate, grown, overt, dilapidated, early, disused, superb, continue, creole, medieval, pristine, continuing, transparent, olden, public, once, extinct, ineffective, elder, idiomatic, long-lived, onetime, long-lasting, other, modern, experienced, honest-to-goodness, inefficient, broken-down, under, age-old, stuffy, impaired, age, old-fashioned, middle-aged, figurative, jejune, distant, babe, lasting, fresh, worn-out, over-the-hill, longtime, in the public domain, torn, my man, new, dreary, fusty, oldster, pointless, sure-enough, gray-headed, numbing, remote, darkened, grey-headed, sister, centenarian, ancestor, wearisome, rare, timeless, great, beloved, thin, hand-down, doddering, senile, arid, perdurable, honey, sugar, practiced, aging, dull, faulty, drudging, hand-me-down, dead, humdrum, outdated, doddery, moth-eaten, abiding, open, emeritus, overage, mind-numbing, ponderous, drab, the old, mate, retired, monochromatic, fresh, experienced, yellow, faded, used, precede, erstwhile, enduring, grizzled, long-ago, flat, auld, peer, dowdy, oldish, bro, recent, honest-to-god, hoar, stale, rusty, secondhand, ageing, versed, senescent, shattered, baby, sexagenarian, long-standing, pedestrian, tiring, echt, dateless, permanent, stodgy, colorless, ragged, decaying, tiresome, known, purposeless, grey-haired, worn, the aged, hoary, shabby, persistent, stupid, perennial, unoriginal, monotonous, deficient, seasoned, genuine, unclassified, gray-haired, useless, yellowed, veteran, old folk, weather-beaten.

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