age-old


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age-old

(āj′ōld′)
adj.
Very old or ancient.

age-old

or

age-long

adj
very old or of long duration; ancient

age′-old`



adj.
ancient; from time immemorial.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.age-old - belonging to or lasting from times long agoage-old - belonging to or lasting from times long ago; "age-old customs"; "the antique fear that days would dwindle away to complete darkness"
old - of long duration; not new; "old tradition"; "old house"; "old wine"; "old country"; "old friendships"; "old money"

age-old

age-old

adjective
Belonging to, existing, or occurring in times long past:
Translations

age-old

[ˈeɪdʒəʊld] ADJmultisecular, antiquísimo

age-old

[ˈeɪdʒˌəʊld] adjsecolare

age

(eidʒ) noun
1. the amount of time during which a person or thing has existed. He went to school at the age of six (years); What age is she?
2. (often with capital) a particular period of time. This machine was the wonder of the age; the Middle Ages.
3. the quality of being old. This wine will improve with age; With the wisdom of age he regretted the mistakes he had made in his youth.
4. (usually in plural) a very long time. We've been waiting (for) ages for a bus.
verbpresent participle ˈag(e)ing
to (cause to) grow old or look old. He has aged a lot since I last saw him; His troubles have aged him.
aged adjective
1. (ˈeidʒid) old. an aged man.
2. (eidʒd) of the age of. a child aged five.
ˈageless adjective
never growing old or never looking older. ageless beauty.
ˈage-old adjective
done, known etc for a very long time. an age-old custom.
the aged (ˈeidʒid)
old people. care for the aged.
(come) of age
(to become) old enough to be considered legally an adult (eg in Britain aged eighteen or over).
References in classic literature ?
But where to go, and how, was as much of a puzzle to me as the age-old search for the spring of eternal life has been to earthly men since the beginning of time.
With heavy-nailed fingers they scooped away the disintegrated earth from the center of the age-old game trail.
They had entered his jungle but a short time before--the first of their kind to encroach upon the age-old supremacy of the beasts which laired there.
With ill-concealed avarice he looked upon the age-old, golden tablets set in the walls of nearly every room and down the sides of many of the corridors.
In a few isolated countries they still retained their age-old power; but Matai Shang, their hekkador, Father of Therns, had been driven from his temple.
Her look, her attitude, her words were eloquent of the age-old appeal of defenseless woman to her natural protector--man.
The age-old wom- an's desire to be possessed had taken possession of her, but so vague was her notion of life that it seemed to her just the touch of John Hardy's hand upon her own hand would satisfy.
I can see her shrug her shapely shoulders in reply as she voices the age-old, universal answer of the woman: Because!
Such a fearful disillusionment, such a blasting of life-long hopes and aspirations, such an uprooting of age-old tradition might have excused a vastly greater demonstration on the part of the Thark.
It was the age-old miracle of the Martian nights that is always new, even to Martians--two moons resplendent in the heavens, where one had been but now; conflicting, fast-changing shadows that altered the very hills themselves; far Cluros, stately, majestic, almost stationary, shedding his steady light upon the world below; Thuria, a great and glorious orb, swinging swift across the vaulted dome of the blue-black night, so low that she seemed to graze the hills, a gorgeous spectacle that held the girl now beneath the spell of its enchantment as it always had and always would.
An illustration of the Sovereign's constant commitment to preserve the historical and civilizational character of this age-old city, recorded in 1981 by UNESCO as World Heritage of Humanity, the programme provides for the rehabilitation of 27 historical monuments including Medersas, Borjs, Foundouks, tanneries, walls and bridges.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization Abouzar Ebrahimi Torkman in a meeting with Turkmen Ambassador to Tehran Ahmad Qorbanov underlined that the age-old relations between the two nations necessitate much wider bilateral ties between the two states.