What is old?

  • (adj): Old in experience.
    Example: "An old offender"
    Synonyms: older
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on old:

Old, Hungary
... Old (Croatian Oldince, Olnica) is a village in Baranya county, Hungary. ...
People's Party (Montenegro) - History - Old
... The Party's goals were establishing democracy in Montenegro by transferring rule from the Monarch to the people, unification with Serbia and liberation of the rest of the Serb and South Slavic-populated lands under the Ottoman Empire and the Habsburg Monarchy ... Their other aims were education and enlightenment of the people ...

More definitions of "old":

  • (adj): (used for emphasis) very familiar.
    Example: "Good old boy"; "same old story"
  • (adj): Just preceding something else in time or order.
    Example: "My old house was larger"
    Synonyms: previous
  • (adj): Lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new.
    Synonyms: stale, moth-eaten
  • (adj): (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; especially not young; often used as a combining form to indicate an age as specified as in 'a week-old baby'.
    Example: "An old man's eagle mind"--William Butler Yeats; "his mother is very old"; "a ripe old age"; "how old are you?"
  • (noun): Past times (especially in the phrase 'in days of old').
  • (adj): Of long duration; not new.
    Example: "Old tradition"; "old house"; "old wine"; "old country"; "old friendships"; "old money"
  • (adj): Of a very early stage in development.
    Example: "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"
  • (adj): Of an earlier time.
    Example: "His old classmates"

Famous quotes containing the word old:

    There was an old, old house renewed with paint,
    And in it a piano loudly playing.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    Ours is the old, old story of every uprising race or class or order. The work of elevation must be wrought by ourselves or not at all.
    Frances Power Cobbe (1822–1904)

    We who are old, old and gay,
    O so old!
    Thousands of years, thousands of years,
    If all were told:
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)