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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.


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