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old

 (ōld)
adj. old·er, old·est
1.
a. Having lived or existed for a relatively long time; far advanced in years or life.
b. Relatively advanced in age: Pamela is our oldest child.
2. Made long ago; in existence for many years: an old book.
3.
a. Of or relating to a long life or to people who have had long lives: a ripe old age.
b. Having or exhibiting the physical characteristics of age: a prematurely old face.
c. Having or exhibiting the wisdom of age; mature: a child who is old for his years.
4. Having lived or existed for a specified length of time: She was 12 years old.
5.
a. Exhibiting the effects of time or long use; worn: an old coat.
b. Known through long acquaintance; long familiar: an old friend.
c. Skilled or able through long experience; practiced: He is an old hand at doing home repairs.
6.
a. Belonging to a remote or former period in history; ancient: old fossils.
b. Belonging to or being of an earlier time: her old classmates.
c. often Old Being the earlier or earliest of two or more related objects, stages, versions, or periods.
7. Geology
a. Having become slower in flow and less vigorous in action. Used of a river.
b. Having become simpler in form and of lower relief. Used of a landform.
8. often ol' (ōl)
a. Used as an intensive: Come back any old time. Don't give me any ol' excuse.
b. Used to express affection or familiarity: good ol' Sam.
n.
1. An individual of a specified age: a five-year-old.
2. Old people considered as a group. Used with the: caring for the old.
3. Former times; yore: in days of old.

[Middle English, from Old English eald; see al- in Indo-European roots.]

old′ness n.
Synonyms: old, ancient1, archaic, antediluvian, antique, antiquated
These adjectives describe what belongs to or dates from an earlier time or period. Old is the most general term: old lace; an old saying.
Ancient pertains to the distant past: "the hills, / Rock-ribbed, and ancient as the sun" (William Cullen Bryant).
Archaic implies a very remote, often primitive period: an archaic Greek bronze of the seventh century bc.
Antediluvian applies to what is extremely outdated: "I ... went out to reconnoiter a fresh typewriter ribbon for Professor Mitwisser's antediluvian machine" (Cynthia Ozick).
Antique is applied to what is especially appreciated or valued because of its age: antique furniture; an antique vase.
Antiquated describes what is out of date, no longer fashionable, or discredited: "No idea is so antiquated that it was not once modern. No idea is so modern that it will not someday be antiquated" (Ellen Glasgow).
Usage Note: Old, when applied to people, is a blunt term that usually suggests at least a degree of physical infirmity and age-related restrictions. It should be used advisedly, especially in referring to people advanced in years but leading active lives. · As a comparative form, older might logically seem to indicate greater age than old, but in most cases the opposite is true. A phrase such as the older woman in the wool jacket suggests a somewhat younger person than if old is substituted. Where old expresses an absolute, an arrival at old age, older takes a more relative view of aging as a continuum—older, but not yet old. As such, older is not just a euphemism for the blunter old but rather a more precise term for someone between middle and advanced age. And unlike elderly, older does not particularly suggest frailness or infirmity, making it the natural choice in many situations. See Usage Note at elder1.

old

(əʊld)
adj
1. having lived or existed for a relatively long time: an old man; an old tradition; old wine; an old house; an old country.
2.
a. of or relating to advanced years or a long life: old age.
b. (as collective noun; preceded by the): the old.
c. old and young people of all ages
3. decrepit or senile
4. worn with age or use: old clothes; an old car.
5.
a. (postpositive) having lived or existed for a specified period: a child who is six years old.
b. (in combination): a six-year-old child.
c. (as noun in combination): a six-year-old.
6. (capital when part of a name or title) earlier or earliest of two or more things with the same name: the old edition; the Old Testament; old Norwich.
7. (Linguistics) (capital when part of a name) designating the form of a language in which the earliest known records are written: Old English.
8. (prenominal) familiar through long acquaintance or repetition: an old friend; an old excuse.
9. practised; hardened: old in cunning.
10. (often preceded by: good) cherished; dear: used as a term of affection or familiarity: good old George.
11. informal (with any of several nouns) used as a familiar form of address to a person: old thing; old bean; old stick; old fellow.
12. skilled through long experience (esp in the phrase an old hand)
13. out-of-date; unfashionable
14. remote or distant in origin or time of origin: an old culture.
15. (prenominal) former; previous: my old house was small.
16.
a. (prenominal) established for a relatively long time: an old member.
b. (in combination): old-established.
17. sensible, wise, or mature: old beyond one's years.
18. (Physical Geography) (of a river, valley, or land surface) in the final stage of the cycle of erosion, characterized by flat extensive flood plains and minimum relief. See also youthful4, mature6
19. (intensifier) (esp in phrases such as a good old time, any old thing, any old how, etc)
20. (Agriculture) (of crops) harvested late
21. good old days an earlier period of time regarded as better than the present
22. little old informal indicating affection, esp humorous affection: my little old wife.
23. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the old one the old gentleman informal a jocular name for Satan
n
an earlier or past time (esp in the phrase of old): in days of old.
[Old English eald; related to Old Saxon ald, Old High German, German alt, Latin altus high]
ˈoldish adj
ˈoldness n
Usage: Many people nowadays prefer to talk about older people rather than old people, and the phrase the old is best avoided altogether

old

(oʊld)

adj. old•er, old•est eld•er, eld•est, adj.
1. having lived or existed for a comparatively long time; far advanced in years or life: an old man; an old building.
2. of or pertaining to the latter part of life or existence: old age.
3. having lived or existed for a specified time: a six-month-old company.
4. having lived or existed as specified with relation to younger or newer ones: our oldest child.
5. deteriorated through age or long use; worn, decayed, or dilapidated: old clothes.
6. of long standing; having been such for a comparatively long time: an old friend.
7. no longer in general use: This typewriter is an old model.
8. having been replaced or supplanted by something newer or more recent: We sold our old house.
9. former: one of my old classmates.
10.
a. long known or in use: the same old excuse.
b. overfamiliar to the point of tedium: That joke gets old fast.
11. belonging to the past: the good old days.
12. of or originating at an earlier period or date: old maps.
13. having been in existence since the distant past: an old family.
14. prehistoric; ancient: old civilizations.
15. (cap.) (of a language) in its oldest known period, as attested by the earliest written records: Old Czech.
16. experienced: an old sailor.
17. sedate, sensible, mature, or wise: a child old beyond her years.
18. as if or appearing to be far advanced in years: Worry had made him old.
19. (of colors) dull, faded, or subdued.
20. (of land forms) far advanced in reduction by erosion or the like.
21. (used to indicate affection, familiarity, disparagement, or a personalization): that dirty old thing.
22. (used as an intensive): a high old time.
n.
23. the old, old persons collectively.
24. a person or animal of a specified age or age group (used in combination): a program for six-year-olds.
25. time long past: days of old.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English eald, ald, c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon ald, Old High German, German alt, Gothic altheis; akin to Old Norse ellri elder1]
old′ness, n.

old

1. 'old'

Old is most commonly used for describing the age of a person or thing. For example, you say that someone 'is forty years old'.

Legally, witnesses must be at least fourteen years old.
They found bits of bone which are three-and-a-half million years old.

You can also describe someone as, for example, 'a forty-year-old man'. Don't say 'a forty-years-old man'.

She married a sixty-year-old man.
Sue lives with her five-year-old son John in the West Country.

You can also say that someone is 'a man of forty'. However, don't say 'a man of forty years old'.

Maya is a tall, strong woman of thirty.
Actually, he looks good for a man of 62.
2. asking about age

You use old after how when you are asking about the age of a person or thing.

'How old are you?' – 'I'll be eight next year.'
'How old is the Taj Mahal?' – 'It was built in about 1640, I think.'
3. another meaning of 'old'

You can also use old to describe someone who has lived a very long time.

She was a very old lady.
He was very thin and he looked really old.
4. 'elderly'

This use of old can sometimes sound rude. Elderly is a more polite word.

I look after my elderly mother.
Like many elderly people, Mrs Carstairs could remember voices better than faces.

You can talk about old people as the elderly.

This is one of the many organizations which help the elderly.
5. old friends

An old friend is someone who has been your friend for a long time. He or she is not necessarily an old person.

Some of us took the opportunity to visit old friends.
6. 'old' used for describing objects

An old building or other object was built or made a long time ago.

The museum is a massive old building.
The drawers were full of old clothes.
7. 'former'

Old can sometimes mean 'former'. For example, your 'old teacher' is someone that used to be your teacher. He or she is not necessarily an old person.

Jane returned to her old boyfriend.
I still like to visit my old school.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.old - past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old')old - past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old')
past, past times, yesteryear - the time that has elapsed; "forget the past"
Adj.1.old - (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?"
experienced, experient - having experience; having knowledge or skill from observation or participation
mature - having reached full natural growth or development; "a mature cell"
senior - older; higher in rank; longer in length of tenure or service; "senior officer"
young, immature - (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth; "young people"
2.old - of long duration; not new; "old tradition"; "old house"; "old wine"; "old country"; "old friendships"; "old money"
noncurrent - not current or belonging to the present time
stale - lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age; "stale bread"; "the beer was stale"
nonmodern - not modern; of or characteristic of an earlier time
past - earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year"
worn - affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket"
new - not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered; "a new law"; "new cars"; "a new comet"; "a new friend"; "a new year"; "the New World"
3.old - (used for emphasis) very familiar; "good old boy"; "same old story"
familiar - well known or easily recognized; "a familiar figure"; "familiar songs"; "familiar guests"
4.old - skilled through long experience; "an old offender"; "the older soldiers"
experienced, experient - having experience; having knowledge or skill from observation or participation
5.old - belonging to some prior time; "erstwhile friend"; "our former glory"; "the once capital of the state"; "her quondam lover"
past - earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year"
6.old - (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"
echt, genuine - not fake or counterfeit; "a genuine Picasso"; "genuine leather"
7.Old - 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"
linguistics - the scientific study of language
early - of an early stage in the development of a language or literature; "the Early Hebrew alphabetical script is that used mainly from the 11th to the 6th centuries B.C."; "Early Modern English is represented in documents printed from 1476 to 1700"
8.old - just preceding something else in time or order; "the previous owner"; "my old house was larger"
preceding - existing or coming before

old

adjective
1. aged, elderly, ancient, getting on, grey, mature, past it (informal), venerable, patriarchal, grey-haired, antiquated, over the hill (informal), senile, grizzled, decrepit, hoary, senescent, advanced in years, full of years, past your prime He was considered too old for the job.
aged young, juvenile, youthful, immature
3. worn, ragged, shabby, frayed, cast-off, tattered, tatty, threadbare Dress in old clothes for gardening.
4. out of date, old-fashioned, dated, passé, antique, outdated, obsolete, archaic, unfashionable, antiquated, outmoded, behind the times, superannuated, out of style, antediluvian, unhip (slang), out of the ark (informal), démodé (French) They got rid of all their old, outdated office equipment.
out of date new, the new, recent, current, modern, novel, fashionable, up-to-date, modish, du jour (French), culty
5. former, earlier, past, previous, prior, one-time, erstwhile, late, quondam, whilom (archaic), ex- Mark was heartbroken when Jane returned to her old boyfriend.
7. early, ancient, original, remote, of old, antique, aboriginal, primitive, archaic, gone by, bygone, undeveloped, primordial, primeval, immemorial, of yore, olden (archaic), pristine How did people manage in the old days before electricity?
8. stale, common, commonplace, worn-out, banal, threadbare, trite, old hat, insipid, hackneyed, overused, repetitious, unoriginal, platitudinous, cliché-ridden, timeworn He trotted out all the same old excuses as before.
10. customary, established, traditional, conventional, historic, long-established, time-honoured, of long standing They dance, and sing the old songs they sang at home.
Quotations
"No man is ever so old but he thinks he can live another year" [Cicero De Senectute]
Proverbs
"There's many a good tune played on an old fiddle"
"You can't teach an old dog new tricks"

old

adjective
1. Existing or remaining in the same state for an indefinitely long time:
2. Far along in life or time:
Idiom: getting along in years.
3. Belonging to, existing, or occurring in times long past:
4. Having been such previously:
6. Skilled or knowledgeable through long practice:
Idiom: knowing the ropes.
Translations
عَتيق، بالٍعَجُوزٌعَجوز، مُسِنقَديمقَدِيـم
starý
gammel
vana
vanhavuotias
star
öregrégiéveshajdaniidejétmúlt
forngamallgamall, notaîur
古い年取った
나이든오래된
vetulusvetus
buvęs moksleivisbuvusi moksleivėsenas vilkassenatvėseni žmonės
nolietotssensvecs
starystarastare
anticvechi
dávny
starstarati se
gammal
เก่าแก่
già

old

[əʊld]
A. ADJ (older (compar) (oldest (superl)))
1. (= not young) [person] → viejo; (more respectful) → mayor, anciano; [animal] → viejo; [civilization] → antiguo
an old manun viejo, un anciano
an old womanuna vieja, una anciana
he's a bit of an old womanes un poco Doña Remilgos
an old ladyuna señora mayor or anciana
a little old ladyuna viejecita, una ancianita
old people; old folkslos viejos; (more respectful) → los ancianos, las personas mayores
to live to be oldllegar a una edad avanzada
if I live to be that oldsi llego a esa edad
to be old before one's timehacerse mayor antes de tiempo
to be old beyond one's yearsser maduro para la edad que se tiene
he's old for his age or for his years [child] → es muy maduro para su edad
that dress is too old for youese vestido es para alguien mayor que tú, ese vestido no es apropiado para tu edad
to get or grow oldenvejecer
he's afraid of getting or growing oldtiene miedo a envejecer
he's getting oldse está haciendo viejo
to get olderenvejecer
as we get oldersegún envejecemos ...
to look oldparecer viejoestar avejentado
she's not as old as she looksno es tan vieja como parece
as old as Methuselahmás viejo que Matusalén
he/she has an old head on young shoulderses maduro/a para su edad
see also dirty A4
see also fogey, fool A1
see also teach A2
2. (relating to ages) how old are you?¿cuántos años tienes?, ¿qué edad tienes?
Laura is six weeks/months/years oldLaura tiene seis semanas/meses/años
she's three years old todayhoy cumple tres años
he'll be six weeks old tomorrowcumplirá seis semanas mañana
a six-week-old babyun niño de seis semanas
a five-year-old (child)un niño de cinco años
the building is 300 years oldel edificio tiene 300 años
the company is a century oldla compañía existe desde hace un siglo
at ten months old she was already walkingcuando tenía diez meses ya andaba
she is two years older than youtiene dos años más que
you'll understand when you are oldercuando seas mayor lo entenderás
when you are older it's harder to change jobscuando eres mayor es más difícil cambiar de trabajo
their oldest childsu hijo mayor
she is the oldestes la mayor
she is the oldest teacher in the schooles la profesora de más edad del colegio
to be old enough for sth/to do sthtener edad para algo/para hacer algo
she's old enough to go aloneya tiene edad para ir sola
he's old enough to know better (to have more sense) → a su edad debería tener más sentido común, ya es mayorcito para saber lo que está bien y lo que está mal; (to behave better) → a su edad debería portarse mejor
she's old enough to be your mothercon la edad que tiene, podría ser tu madre
you're as old as you feeleres tan viejo como te sientes
see also generation
3. (= not new)
3.1. (= antique) [painting, book, building] → antiguo; [wine] → añejo
the old part of Glasgowla parte vieja or antigua de Glasgow
to be as old as the hills; be as old as Adamser de tiempos de Maricastaña, ser más viejo que el mundo
see also chip A1
3.2. [clothes, furniture] (= tatty) → viejo; (= worn) → usado, gastado
it's too old to be any usees demasiado viejo para servir de algo
4. (= long-standing) → viejo
he's an old friend of minees un viejo amigo mío
that's an old problemeso no es nada nuevo, eso ya viene de atrás
it's a very old tradition/customes una vieja tradición/costumbre, es una tradición/costumbre antigua
the old ways survived in some country areaslas viejas costumbres perduraron en algunas partes del campo
an old familyuna familia de abolengo
see also score A4
5. (= former) → antiguo
my old flat was very smallmi antiguo piso era muy pequeño
the old countryla madre patria, la patria
in the old daysantaño, en los viejos tiempos
the good old dayslos viejos tiempos
it's not as good as our old oneno es tan bueno como el anterior
my old schoolmi antiguo or viejo colegio
of the old school (fig) → de la vieja escuela
for old times' sakepor los viejos tiempos
6. (expressing affection) here's old Peter comingahí viene el bueno de Peter
good old Mike!¡este Mike!
come on, old man! > (o.f.) → ¡venga hombre!
she's a funny old thinges rarita
my or the old lady or woman (= mother) → mi or la vieja; (= wife) → la parienta
my or the old man (= father) → mi or el viejo; (= husband) → mi marido
7. (as intensifier) what a load of old rubbish!¡qué cantidad de chorradas!
any old any old thing will docualquier cosa sirve
it's not just any old painting, it's a Rembrandtno es un cuadro cualquiera, es un Rembrandt
just put it any old whereponlo en cualquier parte
he leaves his things any old howdeja sus cosas de cualquier manera
I parked the car any old howaparqué el coche de cualquier manera
we had a high old timehacía tiempo que no nos divertíamos tanto
it's the same old storyes la misma historia de siempre
B. N
1. the oldlos viejos mpl, los ancianos mpl
their music appeals to old and young alikesu música gusta tanto a jóvenes como a viejos
the circus appeals to old and young alikeel circo gusta igualmente a grandes y pequeños
2. (liter)
of old: to know sb of oldconocer a algn desde hace tiempo
knights/legends of oldlos caballeros/las leyendas de antaño (liter)
in days of oldantaño (liter), en los tiempos antiguos
C. CPD old age Nvejez f
in one's old ageen la vejez
perhaps I'm going soft in my old agequizá me estoy ablandando al hacerme viejo or en la vejez
he is unable to travel much because of old ageno puede viajar mucho debido a su edad
see also ripe old age pension Nsubsidio m de la tercera edad, pensión f
old age pensioner Npensionista mf, jubilado/a m/f
the Old Bailey N (Brit) el tribunal de lo penal de más alto rango de Inglaterra
the Old Bill N (Brit) → la poli, la pasma (Sp)
old boy N (= former pupil) → ex-alumno m, antiguo alumno m (o.f.) (= old chap) → amigo m mío
the old-boy network (esp pej) → el amiguismo
the old brigade Nlos veteranos
old campaigner Nveterano m
old chestnut N (= joke) → broma f muy pasada; (= story) → historia f muy pasada
Old Dominion N (US) el estado de Virginia
Old English Ninglés m antiguo ANGLO-SAXON Old English Sheepdog Nperro m pastor ovejero inglés
old flame Nantiguo amor m
old folks' home Nresidencia f de ancianos
old girl N (= former pupil) → ex-alumna f, antigua alumna f; (= elderly woman) → señora f, abuelita f
Old Glory N (US) bandera de los Estados Unidos
old gold Noro m viejo
the old guard Nla vieja guardia
old hand Nveterano/a m/f
he's an old hand at photographyes un veterano de la fotografía
old lag N (= old prisoner) → (preso/a m/f) veterano/a m/f; (= ex-prisoner) → ex-presidiario/a m/f
old maid N (pej) → solterona f
she'll end up an old maidse quedará para vestir santos
Old Man River N (US) el río Mississippi
old master N (= work) → obra f maestra de la pintura clásica; (= painter) → gran maestro m de la pintura clásica
old money Ndinero m de familia
Old Nick N (hum) → Pedro Botero (hum)
old people's home Nresidencia f de ancianos
old salt N (Naut) → viejo lobo m de mar
old school tie N (Brit) (lit) corbata con los colores representativos de la escuela a la que alguien ha asistido
the old school tie (fig) → el amiguismo
old soldier Nveterano m, excombatiente m
the Old South N (US) → el viejo sur
old stager Nveterano/a m/f
Old Testament NAntiguo Testamento m
old wives' tale Ncuento m de viejas, patraña f
the Old World Nel Viejo Mundo, el Viejo Continente
see also old-world
OLD

Position of "viejo" and "antiguo"
Viejo and antiguo can go either before or after the noun, depending on their meaning.
Viejo
 Put viejo after the noun when you are referring to age:
...boxes full of old clothes... ...cajas llenas de ropa vieja... Old cars are the ones that pollute the environment most Son los coches viejos los que más contaminan el medio ambiente
 Put viejo before the noun when you mean old in the sense of "long-standing" or "well-established":
They got in touch with an old friend Se pusieron en contacto con un viejo amigo Many of the old customs have changed with the passing of time Muchas de las viejas costumbres han cambiado con el paso del tiempo
Antiguo
 Generally put antiguo after the noun to translate ancient or old in the sense of "ancient":
...one of Canada's most beautiful old houses... ...una de las más bellas casas antiguas de Canadá... ...the old part of the town... ...el barrio antiguo de la ciudad...
 Put antiguo before the noun to translate former or old in the sense of "former":
My old colleagues are no longer my friends Mis antiguos compañeros ya no son mis amigos ...the former British colonies... ...las antiguas colonias británicas...

old

[ˈəʊld] adj
(gen)vieux(vieille), vieil before masc noun beginning with a vowel or before mute h
an old tree → un vieil arbre
an old dog → un vieux chien
an old house → une vieille maison
how old is it? → quel âge ça a?
How old do you think these tombs are? → Quel âge pensez-vous qu'elles aient, ces tombes?
It's 10,000 years old → Ça a 10 000 ans.
[person] → vieux(vieille), vieil before masc noun beginning with a vowel or before mute h
an old man → un vieil homme
old people → les personnes âgées
how old are you? → quel âge as-tu or avez-vous?
He's ten years old → Il a dix ans.
She's two years older than me → Elle a deux ans de plus que moi.
I'm the oldest in the family
BUT Je suis l'aîné de la famille.
He wasn't old enough to understand
BUT Il n'était pas assez âgé pour comprendre.
You'll understand when you're older
BUT Tu comprendras quand tu seras plus âgé.Tu comprendras quand tu seras plus vieux.
to be older than sb → être plus âgé que qn, être plus vieux que qn
He's older than me → Il est plus âgé que moi., Il est plus vieux que moi.
my older brother → mon frère aîné
my older sister → ma sœur aînée
an old friend of sb's
Pete's an old friend of mine → Pete est un vieil ami à moi., Pete est un de mes vieux amis.
(= former) → ancien(ne)
my old English teacher → mon ancien professeur d'anglais
his old job at the town hall → son ancien travail à la mairie
any old → n'importe quel or quelle
Any old paper will do → N'importe quel papier fera l'affaire.
any old thing will do → n'importe quoi fera l'affaire old daysold age nvieillesse f
in their old age → pendant leurs vieux joursold age pension old-age pension n (British) (= state pension) → retraite fold age pensioner old-age pensioner n (British)retraité(e) m/f
She's an old age pensioner → Elle est retraitée.Old Bailey [ˌəʊldˈbeɪlɪ] n (British) the Old Bailey cour d'assises de Londresold bat nvieille chouette fOld Bill n (British) the Old Bill → la rousse old boy n [school] → ancien élève mold days npl
in the old days → au temps jadis
in the good old days → au bon vieux temps

old

adj (+er)
alt; old people or folk(s)alte Leute, die Alten pl; if I live to be that oldwenn ich (je) so alt werde; old Mr Smith, old man Smith (esp US) → der alte (Herr) Smith; he/the building is 40 years older/das Gebäude ist 40 Jahre alt; at ten months oldim Alter von zehn Monaten; two-year-oldZweijährige(r) mf; the old part of Ulmdie Ulmer Altstadt; the old (part of) towndie Altstadt; in the old daysfrüher; the good/bad old daysdie gute/schlechte alte Zeit; my old school (= former)meine alte or ehemalige Schule
(inf, as intensifier) she dresses any old howdie ist vielleicht immer angezogen (inf); any old thingirgendwas, irgendein Dings (inf); any old bottle/blouse etcirgendeine Flasche/Bluse etc (inf); old Mikeder Michael (inf); good old Tim (inf)der gute alte Tim; always the same old excuseimmer wieder dieselbe Ausrede; we had a great old timewir haben uns prächtig amüsiert; funny old guykomischer Typ (inf)
n
pl (= old people) the olddie Alten; it caters for young and oldes hat Angebote für Jung und Alt
in days of old (= former times)in alten or früheren Zeiten; I know him of oldich kenne ihn von früher; as of oldwie in alten Zeiten

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old age
ndas Alter; to reach oldein hohes Alter erreichen; in one’s oldim Alter, auf seine alten Tage (also hum)
old-age pension
n(Alters)rente f
old-age pensioner
nRentner(in) m(f)
Old Bill
pl (Brit inf) the olddie Bullen pl (sl), → die Bullerei (sl)
old boy
n
(Brit Sch) → ehemaliger Schüler, Ehemalige(r) m; the old-boy networkBeziehungen pl(von der Schule her)
(inf: = old man) the old next doorder Alte von nebenan
(dated inf, as address) → alter Junge (inf)
old country
nMutterland nt, → alte Heimat
Old Dominion
n (US: = Virginia) → Virginia nt

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Old English
nAltenglisch nt
adjaltenglisch
Old English sheepdog
nBobtail m
old-established
adj family, firmalteingesessen; customseit Langem bestehend, alt

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old-fashioned
adjaltmodisch; a good old love storyeine Liebesgeschichte wie sie sein sollte; to give somebody an old lookjdn missbilligend ansehen
n (US: = cocktail) Cocktail aus Whiskey, Bitterlikör, Zucker und Früchten
old flame
nalte Liebe
old folk’s home
n (inf)Altenheim nt
Old French
n (Ling) → Altfranzösisch nt
old girl
n
(inf: = old woman) → Alte f, → alte Dame; (= animal)altes Mädchen; my old (dated: = wife) → meine Alte
(Brit Sch) → Ehemalige f, → ehemalige Schülerin
Old Glory
n (US: = flag) → das Sternenbanner
old gold
nAltgold nt
old guard
n (fig)alte Garde
old hand
nalter Hase (→ at sth in etw dat)
Old Harry
n (= Devil)der Leibhaftige; to play old with somethingetw vollständig durcheinanderbringen
old hat
n (fig)alter Hut (fig); that’s olddas ist ein alter Hut, das ist uninteressant
Old High German
n (Ling) → Althochdeutsch nt

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old lady
n (inf) my old (= wife)meine Alte (inf); (= mother also)meine alte Dame (inf)
old lag
n (sl)Knastbruder m (inf)
old-line
adj (= following tradition)der alten Schule; (= long-established)alteingesessen
old maid
old-maidish
old man
n (inf) my old (= husband)mein Alter (inf); (= father also)mein alter Herr (inf); the old (= boss etc)der Alte
old master
Old Nick
n (hum: = the devil) → der Leibhaftige
old people’s home
nAltenheim nt
old rose
adjaltrosa
nAltrosa nt
old salt
n(alter) Seebär
old school
n (fig)alte Schule
old school tie
n (lit)Schulschlips m; (fig) Gehabe, das von Ehemaligen einer Public School erwartet wird
old soldier
nalter Soldat; (fig: = old hand) → alter Hase
Old South
n Südstaaten der USA vor dem amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg
old stager
n (inf)alter Hase (inf)

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old-style
adjim alten Stil; furniture, car etcaltertümlich; old calendarKalender malten Stils or nach alter Zeitrechnung
Old Testament (Bibl)
adj prophetalttestamentarisch
old-timer
nVeteran(in) m(f)
old wives’ tale
nAmmenmärchen nt
old woman
n
he’s an older ist wie ein altes Weib
old-womanish
adjtuntig (inf)
Old World
n the olddie Alte Welt
old-world
adj
(= quaint) politeness, mannersaltväterlich; cottage, atmospherealtehrwürdig, heimelig
(esp US: = European etc) → zur Alten Welt gehörend

old

[əʊld]
1. adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl)))
a. (gen) → vecchio/a, anziano/a; (ancient) → antico/a, vecchio/a
an old man → un vecchio
old people or folk(s) → i vecchi, gli anziani
to grow or get old(er) → invecchiare
he's old for his years → è maturo per la sua età
the old country → la madrepatria
as old as the hills → vecchio/a come Matusalemme or come il cucco
the old part of Glasgow → la zona vecchia di Glasgow
an old friend of mine → un mio vecchio amico
here's old Peter coming! (fam) → ecco che arriva il vecchio Peter!
she's a funny old thing (fam) → è un tipetto buffo
we had a high old time (fam) → ci siamo divertiti un sacco
any old thing will do (fam) → va bene qualsiasi cosa
I say, old man or old boy! (old) → vecchio mio!
my old man (fam) (father) → il (mio) vecchio
b. how old are you?quanti anni hai?
she is 8 years old → ha 8 anni
an 8-year-old boy → un bambino di 8 anni
she is 2 years older than you → ha 2 anni più di te
older brother/sister → fratello/sorella maggiore
my older brother → mio fratello maggiore
the older generation → i vecchi
he's old enough to look after himself → è grande abbastanza per sbrigarsela da solo
to be old enough to vote → avere l'età per votare
you're old enough to know better! → alla tua età dovresti avere più senno!
when you're older (to child) → quando sarai grande
if I were 20 years older → se avessi 20 anni di più
c. (former) → precedente
my old school → la mia vecchia scuola
in the old days → una volta, ai vecchi tempi
it's not as good as our old one → non è buono come quello vecchio
2. n
a. the old npli vecchi, gli anziani
b. of oldda tempo
in days of old → nei tempi passati

old

(əuld) adjective
1. advanced in age. an old man; He is too old to live alone.
2. having a certain age. He is thirty years old.
3. having existed for a long time. an old building; Those trees are very old.
4. no longer useful. She threw away the old shoes.
5. belonging to times long ago. old civilizations like that of Greece.
old age
the later part of a person's life. He wrote most of his poems in his old age.
old boy/girl
a former pupil (of a school). The new prime minister is an old boy of our school.
ˌold-ˈfashioned adjective
in a style common some time ago. old-fashioned clothes; Her hairstyle is very old-fashioned.
old hand
a person who is very experienced. He's an old hand at this sort of job.
old maid
an unmarried woman who is past the usual age of marriage.
the old
old people. hospitals for the old.

old

عَجُوزٌ, قَدِيـم starý gammel alt παλιός antiguo, viejo vanha ancien, vieux star vecchio 古い, 年取った 나이든, 오래된 oud gammel stary antigo, velho старый gammal เก่า, แก่ eski, yaşlı, già 老的

old

a. viejo-a, anciano-a; antiguo-a;
an ___ manun anciano, un hombre ___;
an ___ methodun método antiguo;
How ___ are you?¿Cuántos años tiene, tienes?;
I am fifty years ___Tengo cincuenta años;
___ wives' talecuento de ___ -s.

old

adj viejo, de edad avanzada; How old are you?..¿Cuántos años tiene Ud.?; — man hombre m de edad avanzada, viejo, anciano; — woman mujer f de edad avanzada, vieja, anciana; to grow — envejecer; [Note: The terms viejo and anciano when applied to people can be off-putting to some Spanish speakers.]
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How would you like to be shut up for hours with a nervous, fussy old lady, who keeps you trotting, is never satisfied, and worries you till you you're ready to fly out the window or cry?
You are old enough to leave off boyish tricks, and to behave better, Josephine.
And I can only stay home and knit, like a poky old woman
Somehow the sight of the old shoes had a good effect upon the girls, for Mother was coming, and everyone brightened to welcome her.
I'm getting too old for such things," observed Meg, who was as much a child as ever about `dressing-up' frolics.
I think it was so splendid in Father to go as chaplain when he was too old to be drafted, and not strong enough for a soldier," said Meg warmly.
THE WRITER, an old man with a white mustache, had some difficulty in getting into bed.
He, like the old writer, had a white mustache, and when he cried he puckered up his lips and the mustache bobbed up and down.
Perfectly still he lay and his body was old and not of much use any more, but something inside him was altogether young.
The old writer, like all of the people in the world, had got, during his long fife, a great many notions in his head.
Some were amusing, some almost beautiful, and one, a woman all drawn out of shape, hurt the old man by her grotesqueness.
For an hour the procession of grotesques passed before the eyes of the old man, and then, although it was a painful thing to do, he crept out of bed and began to write.