Old EnglishspEnglish
Old adjFar advanced in the years of one's or its life: an old man; an old horse; an old tree. 2. of or pertaining to the latter part of the life or term of existence of a person or thing: old age. 3. as if or appearing to be far advanced in years. 4. having lived or existed for a specified time: a man 30 years old. 5. having lived or existed as specified with relation to younger or newer persons or things.
Old nOld persons collectively (usually preceded by the). 2. a person or animal of a specified age or age group (used in combination): a class for six year old pupils.
Old phr"An Old Maid" - a woman who is not and probably never will be married (with the implication often being that remaining unmarried is an indication of personal failure, or lack of emotional warmth) . 2. (fig) a person of either sex who is either too precise, tidy, conventional, fussy, prudish.
Old phr"Any Old How" - anyhow (carelessly)
Old phr"Be Old Hat" - to be a very widely-known fact.
Old phr"It is On for Young and Old" - the excitement has started.
Old phr"Know Somebody of Old" - know somebody for a long time.
Old phr"Lock Somebody up in an Old Oak Chest" - to put in a safe place and out of mind.
Old phr"Old and the Young - people, young and old collectively.
Old phr"Old as the Hills" - extremely or exceedingly old.
Old phr"Old as Time" - ancient; dating from as far back in history; not new or young.
Old phr"Old Before One's Time" - older in looks, physical condition, mental outlook., etc. than is right reasonable for one's age.
Old phr"Old Beyond One's Years" - more mature, knowledgeable than most others of one's age.
Old phr"Old Enough to be One's Father/Mother" - too much older than somebody for marriage, liaison etc to be suitable or likely.
Old phr"Old Father Time" - Father Time (commonly known as Old Father Time) is a weather vane at Lord's Cricket Ground, London, in the shape of Father Time removing the bails from a wicket. The weathervane is a total of 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) tall, with the figure of Father Time standing at 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m).[1] It was given to Lord's in 1926 by the architect of the Grandstand, Sir Herbert Baker.

Although frequently referred to as 'Old' Father Time in television and radio broadcasts, 'Old' is not part of the official title.[3]

Old phr"Old Head on a Young Shoulders" - experience, knowledge, and maturity for a young person.
Old phr"Old Lady of Threadneedle Street" - "Bank of England"
Old phr"Old Man of the Sea" - one who cannot be shaken off; a hanger on (from the monster who clung to the back of Sinbad, the Sailor.
Old phr"Old Noll" - Oliver Cromwell.
Old phr"Old, Sad, Far-off things" - tragedies. or sorrows, of the historical, or one's own, past.
Old phr"Old School Tie" - symbol of class distinction, class.
Old phr"Old Sins Have Long Shadows" - past misdeeds are liable to return to haunt a person.
Old phr"Old Wives' Tale" - A legend, myth, account of historical, or supernatural, events such as old women handed on to rising generations . 2. an unsupported piece of information, recommended practice, etc. 3. a trivial tale such as is told a by garrulous old woman.
Old phr"One's Old Man" - one's husband or wife.
Old phr"The Old Man" - the world. 2. a person in authority, leader of a politic party; headmaster, boss, etc.
Old phr"The Old School" - following a former way of thinking, code of practice, in politics, religion, medicine, science.
Old-bean nFriendly form of address to a man.
Old Bird n(slang) a wary person.
Old-blooded adjOf old aristocratic family; old-moneyed family.
Old-book adjAs in 'old-book shop'.
Old brain nThe part of our brain that began to evolve when the amphibians crawled onto land to give rise to the reptilian age. It is more than 400 million years old and yet it remains structured into the anatomy of our human brain. It includes also the brains of the lower mammals, such as the horse.
Old-built adjBuilt long ago.
Old days nOld times, past years.
Old days phr"In the (Good) Old Days" - in earlier times, in the past.
Old dear nAn elderly woman. 2. one's mother.
Olden adjOld; of former times.
Old EnglishnThe English language up to about 1150-1200
Old-English sheepdog nA large breed of dog which was developed in England from early herding types of dogs.
Old-fangled adjOld fashioned, out of fashion, out-of-date, out moded. 2. characterized by adherence to what is old.
Old-fangledness nThe state of being old fashioned.
Old-field nLand cultivated of old; old ground. 2. land in cultivation for a long time and exhausted by a long period of cultivation.
Old folks nThe elderly, the aged, seniors.
Old-gathered adjGathered together long ago.
Old gold nA dull brownish-gold colour. 2. a dull, lacking lustre, gold color. 3. in gold mining, gold of any size, found in an old streambed or parts there of that have washed into the waterway, or gold contained within hardpan would be considered 'old gold."
Old-grey adjA old man; old grey haired man.
Old-growing adjGrowing over many years or decades; for a long time.
Old-hand nA person who is very experienced. 2. one who has experience in any business.
Old Gold nA dull, lustreless, gold color.
Old hand nA person with much experience.
Old Harry n"The Devil"
Old-hat adjOut-of-date; tediously familiar or out of date. 2. as a noun phrase it had a different (vulgar) sense previously: a woman's pudenda, because it was frequently felt.
Old-hearted adjOld-fashioned, oldfangled, elderly; as, ' the oldhearted trapped in truth'.
Old-home adjAs an old-home saying: obsolete language.
Old-hundredth nA famous tune to which the hundredth psalm is sung.
Oldie nA person of advanced years, a senior citizen. 2. an old time film or song ('golden oldie')
Oldish adjSomewhat old.
Old lady nA girl or woman, esp. one's wife.
Old land nLand cultivated of old; old ground. 2. land in cultivation for a long time and exhausted by a long period of cultivation.
Old-left nThose supportive of traditional (usu. socialist) beliefs.
Old-life adjPalaeozoic or old-life period.
Old-line adjFollowing, adhering to, or supporting conservative or traditional ideas, beliefs, customs. 2. having a reputation or authority based on length or proven quality of service. 3. established prestige and influence.
Old-looking adjLooking over than one's chronological age.
Oldly advIn the manner of one that is old. 2. in an old and bygone manner. 3. in old time; long ago.
Old maid nAn elderly unmarried women who is past the usual age of marriage; a spinster 2. a prim and fussy person.
Old maidendom nThe realm or world of old maids or spinsters.
Old-maidenhood nOld maid-dom or spinsterdom.
Old-maidenish adjSomewhat old maidenish.
Old-maidenishly advIn a manner somewhat like an old maid, or spinster.
Old-maidenly advIn the manner of being an old maid; old-maidy.
Old-maidenness nState or condition of being an old maid.
Old maidenship nState or condition of being an old maid or spinster; old maidendom.
Old man nA man advanced in years. 2. as a term of affectionate familiarity for anyone in authority, as a skipper, captain, husband, father; boss (vulgar). 3. unregenerate human nature : Old Adam. 4. a full-grown male kangaroo. 5. in mining: an old vein or working which has been abandoned; also oreless stuff.
Old man n"The Old Man" - the world.
Old mannish adjCharacteristic of an old man.
Old Man of the Sea nOne who cannot be shaken off; a hanger-on (the monster who clung to the back of Sinbad the sailor).
Old man's Beard nA plant Traveler's Joy, esp. in seed (called from the grey fluffy hairs around its seeds).
Old Man Winter nAlso known as "Father Winter" - a personification of winter. "Father Winter" is more commonly known as "Santa Claus". In the Northern Hemisphere with it's dour, punishing year's end seems an apt personification.
Old Master nA painting by famous artists, especially in the C15th and C16th.
Old moon nThe moon in the last quarter, before the new moon. 2. the first Full Moon of the year is named after howling wolves, the Wolf Moon. In some cultures, it was known as Old Moon, Ice Moon, Snow Moon, and the Moon after Yule. 2. the Wolf Moon on the night between 1 and 2 January 2018 is a Supermoon. See also Blood Moon, Wolf Moon, Hunger Moon, Cold Moon.
Oldness nThe state or condition of being old or of advanced years.
Old-new adjSomething newly revived, as a fashion, fad, or practice.
Old Noll phrOliver Cromwell.
Old-one nA familiar joke.
Old-said adjSpoken of or said since long ago.
Old Salt nA sailor, seaman.
Old sawnA proverb or maxim; a saying old in a sense of wise, rather than old in fashion.
Old Saxon nA Germanic language and the earliest recorded form of low German. It belongs to the west Germanic branches and is closely related to the Anglo-Frisian languages.
Old school nTraditional attitudes. 2. people having such attitudes.
Old sight nA condition involving the loss of the eye's ability to focus to close objects.
Old School Tie n - symbol of class distinction, class.
Old-sighted adjThe the sight of the elderly: dim and lacking sharpness. 2. sighted or observed long ago. 3. seeing things in an old-fashioned or traditional way.
Old-sightedness nThe state or condition of being old-sighted; presbyopia.
Old song nA very low price.
Old Sooty nThe Devil.
Old speak nLanguage from an earlier era.
Old spelling nUnstandardized spelling.
Old-standing adjThat which has stood or existed long or for a long time. 2. longstanding, enduring, surviving.
Oldster nOne who is no longer young. 2. a midshipman of four years standing.
Old stick nA man, chap, fellow, bloke, guy.
Old sweat nAn old soldier.
Old thing nA term of endearment.
Oldtime nA time in the past.
Old-time (s) adjBelonging to, or characterized by of the olden or former times.
Old-time-like adjOld fashioned.
Old timer nOne who belongs to an earlier time. 2. one whose experience goes back to old times. 3. one of long standing in a place or position. 4. a person of advanced years. 5. a old-fashioned person or thing.
Old-timiness nOld-fashioned character
Old-timey advOld-fashioned, nostalgic, sentimentally in character. 2. recalling the past.
Old-town adjA person or one who holds a conservative thinking politically or in general. 2. the older part of the city or town contained within its moden limits.
Old-towner nAn inhabitant of the old town.
Oldwards advHaving a tendency to the old.
Oldwards adj"At Oldwards" - at or according to the old ways or actions.
Old Wave nA style, fashion trend of a previous era. (See 'New Wave").
Old wife nA prattling old woman; a gossip, a tell-tale.
Old-wive's tale nA trivial tale such as is told a by garrulous old woman.
Old woman nA woman advanced in years; hence: a person compared to an old woman. 2. a man of timid or fussy character and habits. 3. wife ('my old woman). 4. mother (vulgar). 5. a nap or cowl used to prevent a chimney from smoking.
Old womanish adjResembling or somewhat characteristic of an old woman.
Old-womanlike adjResembling or characteristic of an old woman.
Old-womanliness nOf old-womanly qualities.
Old womanly advIn the manner of an old woman.
Old womanness nThe state or quality of being an old woman.
Old World adjOf or pertaining to, belonging to or associated with the old world or ancient order of things. 2. characterized by by-gone times; old and quaint, often in an old mock style. 3. of or pertaining to Europe, Asia and Africa, as opposed to the Americas or Australia. 4. the eastern hemisphere.
Old-worldiness nState or quality relating to the Old World (European) life. 2. old-fashioned, outmoded view or practice.
Old-worldish adjCharacteristic of an old woman.
Old-worldnessnQuality of belonging to or associated with old times.
Old woman's tale nA foolish or unscientific tradition of belief; 'old wives tale'.
Old year nthe year just ended or about to end; the previous year.
Old Year's Day nThe last day of the year.
Old-young adjOld before its time, decrepit (perhaps, owing to illness).
Olfend nA camel
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