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Meaning of old


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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  old
      adj 1: (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?"
             [ant: {immature}, {young}]
      2: of long duration; not new; "old tradition"; "old house"; "old
         wine"; "old country"; "old friendships"; "old money" [ant:
         {new}]
      3: (used for emphasis) very familiar; "good old boy"; "same old
         story"
      4: skilled through long experience; "an old offender"; "the
         older soldiers" [syn: {old}, {older}]
      5: belonging to some prior time; "erstwhile friend"; "our former
         glory"; "the once capital of the state"; "her quondam lover"
         [syn: {erstwhile(a)}, {former(a)}, {old}, {onetime(a)}, {one-
         time(a)}, {quondam(a)}, {sometime(a)}]
      6: (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" [syn: {honest-to-god},
         {honest-to-goodness}, {old(a)}, {sure-enough(a)}]
      7: 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"
      8: just preceding something else in time or order; "the previous
         owner"; "my old house was larger" [syn: {previous(a)}, {old}]
      n 1: past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old')


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