An example of old is the age of 120.
An example of old is milk that is past its expiration date.
She was 12 years old.
An example of old is a group of elderly people in a senior citizens home.
An example of old is a Christmas memory from the 1950's.
An old book.
Caring for the old.
An old civilization.
In days of old.
A child ten years old.
Up to his old tricks.
My old teacher.
An old hand at this work.
An old tradition.
The Old World.
Their incessant chatter has gotten old.
Days of old.
- A wrinkled old man.
- Of a perishable item, having existed for most, or more than its shelf life.An old loaf of bread.
An old abandoned building; an old friend.
How old are they? She's five years old and he's seven. We also have a young teen and a two-year-old.
My great-grandfather lived to be a hundred and one years old.
We're having a good old time.
My next car will be a big old SUV.
My wife makes the best little old apple pie in Texas.
A civilised society should always look after the old in the community.
Origin of old
- Middle English from Old English eald al-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English old, ald, from Old English ald, eald (“old, aged, ancient, antique, primeval"), from Proto-Germanic *aldaz (“grown-up"), originally a participle form from Proto-Indo-European *altÃ³s (“grown, tall, big"). Cognate with Scots auld (“old"), North Frisian ool, ual, uul (“old"), Saterland Frisian oold (“old"), West Frisian Ã¢ld (“old"), Dutch oud (“old"), Low German old (“old"), German alt (“old"), Swedish Ã¤ldre (“older, elder"), Icelandic eldri (“older, elder"), Latin altus (“high, tall, grown big, lofty"). Related to eld.
- A representation of the pronunciation of hold by a speaker whose dialect lacks the voiceless glottal fricative or transition (IPA: [h]).