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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
old (adjective)
1.
a) dating from the remote past - ancient old traditions
b) persisting from an earlier time - an old ailment they brought up the same old argument
c) of long standing - an old friend
2.
a) distinguished from an object of the same kind by being of an earlier date - many still used the old name
b) capitalized belonging to an early period in the development of a language or literature - Old Persian
3.
having existed for a specified period of time - a child three years old
4.
of, relating to, or originating in a past era - old chronicles record the event
5.
a) advanced in years or age - an old person
b) showing the characteristics of age - looked old at 20
6.
- experienced an old trooper speaking of the last war
7.
- former his old students
8.
a) showing the effects of time or use - worn aged old shoes
b) no longer in use - discarded old rags
c) of a grayish or dusty color - old mauve
d) - tiresome gets old fast
9.
a) long familiar - same old story good old Joe
b) - used as an intensive a high old time
c) - used to express an attitude of affection or amusement a big old dog flex the old biceps any old time
old (noun)
1.
one of a specified age - usually used in combination a 3-year-old
2.
old or earlier time - used in the phrase of old the cavalry of old
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
old (adjective)
1.
being of advanced years and especially past middle age
SYNONIMS:
aged, aging ( ageing), ancient, geriatric, long-lived, old, older, over-the-hill, senescent, senior, unyoung
RELATED WORDS:
centenarian, nonagenarian, octogenarian, septuagenarian, sexagenarian; oldish; adult, grown-up, mature, middle-aged; pensioned, retired, superannuated; matriarchal, patriarchal, venerable; anile, decrepit, doddering, senile, spavined, tottery; overage ( overaged)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
ageless; youngish; adolescent, immature, juvenile, preteen, puerile; minor, underage; callow, green, inexperienced, raw; babyish, childish, childlike, infantile, infantine, kiddish
young, youthful
old (adjective)
2.
dating or surviving from the distant past
SYNONIMS:
aged, age-old, antediluvian, antique, dateless, hoar, hoary, immemorial, old, venerable
RELATED WORDS:
aging ( ageing), mature; antiquated, archaic, archaistic, dated, fusty, geriatric, medieval ( mediaeval), moldy, Noachian, obsolete, outmoded, out-of-date, passé; old-fashioned, old-time, old-world, retro, vintage; durable, enduring, lasting, long-lived, permanent; ageless, hallowed, time-honored, timeless, time-tested, timeworn, traditional, tried, tried-and-true; classic, classical; prehistoric ( prehistorical), primeval, primordial
NEAR ANTONYMS:
fresh, vernal, young, youthful; contemporary, current, latest, mod, novel, present-day, ultramodern; untested, untried; brand-new, unused, unworn
modern, new, recent
old (adjective)
3.
having been such at some previous time
SYNONIMS:
erstwhile, late, old, once, onetime, other, past, quondam, sometime, whilom
RELATED WORDS:
bygone, dead, defunct, departed, expired, extinct, gone, long-ago, vanished
NEAR ANTONYMS:
contemporary, current, extant, ongoing, present, present-day; coming, future, prospective, unborn
old (adjective)
4.
causing weariness, restlessness, or lack of interest
SYNONIMS:
arid, colorless, drab, dreary, drudging, dry, dull, dusty, flat, heavy, ho-hum, humdrum, jading, jejune, leaden, mind-numbing, monochromatic, monotonous, numbing, old, pedestrian, ponderous, slow, stale, stodgy, stuffy, stupid, tame, tedious, tiresome, tiring, uninteresting, wearisome, weary, wearying
RELATED WORDS:
aseptic, barren, blah, dullish, pleasureless, prosaic, prosy, soggy, spiritless; blank, earthbound, gray ( grey), inanimate, pallid, pedantic, sterile, suspenseless, undramatic, uneventful, unexciting, unimaginative, uninspiring, unnewsworthy, unrewarding, unsensational, unspectacular; annoying, bothersome, irksome, irritating; longsome; palling; draining, enervating, exhausting, fatiguing, wearing; debilitating, enfeebling; demoralizing, discouraging, disheartening, dispiriting; common, commonplace, ordinary, tepid, unexceptional, unsurprising, vapid; cumbersome, lumbering, plodding, poky ( pokey)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
amazing, astonishing, astounding, awesome, eye-opening, fabulous, marvelous ( marvellous), sensational, spectacular, surprising, wonderful, wondrous; animating, breathtaking, electrifying, energizing, enlivening, exciting, exhilarating, galvanizing, hair-raising, inspiring, invigorating, rip-roaring, rousing, stimulating, stirring, thrilling; amusing, diverting, entertaining; moving, poignant, touching; alluring, attracting, attractive, beguiling, bewitching, captivating, charming, enchanting, enthralling, entrancing, fascinating; mesmerizing, spellbinding; suspenseful; arresting, provocative, tantalizing
absorbing, engaging, engrossing, gripping, interesting, intriguing, involving, riveting
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