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Dictionary definition for: Old

1. (n) past times (especially in the phrase "in days of old'')

2. (a) (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" "an old man''s eagle mind"--William Butler Yeat

3. (a) of long duration; not new; "old tradition" "old house" "old wine" "old country" "old friendships" "old money"

4. (s) of an earlier time; "his old classmates"

5. (s) lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new; "moth-eaten theories about race"

6. (s) just preceding something else in time or order; "the previous owner" "my old house was larger"

7. (s) 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. (s) old in experience; "an old offender" "the older soldiers"

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