The Word is:”old”




adjective: old; comparative adjective: older; superlative adjective: oldest; suffix: -old

1. having lived for a long time; no longer young.
“the old man lay propped up on cushions”

synonyms: elderly, mature, aged, older, senior, advanced in years, up in years, getting on; in
one’s dotage, long in the tooth, grey, grey-haired, grey-bearded, grizzled, hoary;
past one’s prime, not as young as one was, ancient, decrepit, doddering, doddery, not long for this world, ripe, senescent, senile, superannuated, venerable, septuagenarian, octogenarian, nonagenarian, centenarian;
informal past it, over the hill, no spring chicken;
“old people”

antonyms: young

  • made or built long ago.
    “the old quarter of the town”
  • synonyms: historic, antiquated; dilapidated, broken-down, run down, tumbledown, ramshackle,
    decaying, crumbling, disintegrating
    “old farm buildings”

    antonyms: new, modern

  • US informal
    boring or tiresome, especially as a result of repetition or overfamiliarity.
    “I wish she’d shut up—it’s getting old”
  • having the characteristics or showing the signs of age.
    “he complained of being old beyond his years”
  • 2. belonging to the past; former.
    “valuation under the old rating system was inexact”

    synonyms: bygone, past, former, olden, of old, remote, previous, early, earlier, earliest; medieval, ancient, classical, primeval, primordial, prehistoric, antediluvian, forgotten, immemorial
    “in the old days”

    antonyms: modern, recent

  • dating from far back; long-established or known.
    “we greeted each other like old friends”
    synonyms:hackneyed, hack, banal, trite, overused, overworked, cut and dried, tired, worn out, time-worn,
  • stale, stereotyped, clichéd, platitudinous, unoriginal, derivative, unimaginative, commonplace, common, pedestrian, prosaic, run-of-the-mill, stock, conventional;
    out of date, outdated, old-fashioned, outmoded, archaic, obsolete, defunct, extinct, antiquated, antediluvian, superannuated, hoary;
    informal old hat, out of the ark, corny, fuddy-duddy, played out, hacky
    “political worthies spew out the same old phrases”
  • time-honoured, old-time, long-established, age-old, long-standing, long-lived, enduring, lasting;
    familiar, customary, conventional, established, ritual, ritualistic, habitual, set, fixed, routine, usual, wonted, historic, folk, old-world, ancestral
    “I love the good old tunes”
  • antonyms: fresh, innovative, new

  • denoting someone who formerly attended a specified school.
    “an old Etonian”
  • (of a form of a language) as used in former or earliest times.
  • 3. of a specified age.
    “he was fourteen years old”
    a person or animal of the age specified.
    suffix: -olds
    “a nineteen-year-old”

    4. informal
    used to express affection, familiarity, or contempt.
    “good old Mum”

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