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Overview of noun old

The noun old has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. old

(past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old'))


Overview of adj old

The adj old has 8 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (108) 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?")

2. (95) old

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

3. (5) old

((used for emphasis) very familiar; "good old boy"; "same old story")

4. (1) old, older

(skilled through long experience; "an old offender"; "the older soldiers")

5. erstwhile, former, old, onetime, one-time, quondam, sometime

(belonging to some prior time; "erstwhile friend"; "our former glory"; "the once capital of the state"; "her quondam lover")

6. honest-to-god, honest-to-goodness, old, sure-enough

((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")

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")

8. previous, old

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

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