Definitions for oldness
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word oldness
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
oldoʊld(adj.)old•er, old•est; eld•er, eld•est
(adj.)having lived or existed for a comparatively long time; far advanced in years or life:
an old man; an old building.
of or pertaining to the latter part of life or existence:
having lived or existed for a specified time:
a six-month-old company.
having lived or existed as specified with relation to younger or newer ones:
our oldest child.
deteriorated through age or long use; worn, decayed, or dilapidated:
of long standing; having been such for a comparatively long time:
an old friend.
no longer in general use:
This typewriter is an old model.
having been replaced or supplanted by something newer or more recent:
We sold our old house.
one of my old classmates.
long known or in use: overfamiliar to the point of tedium:
the same old excuse.
That joke gets old fast.
Category: Common Vocabulary
belonging to the past:
the good old days.
of or originating at an earlier period or date:
having been in existence since the distant past:
an old family.
(cap.) (of a language) in its oldest known period, as attested by the earliest written records:
an old sailor.
sedate, sensible, mature, or wise:
a child old beyond her years.
as if or appearing to be far advanced in years:
Worry had made him old.
(of colors) dull, faded, or subdued.
(of land forms) far advanced in reduction by erosion or the like.
(used to indicate affection, familiarity, disparagement, or a personalization): that dirty old thing.
(used as an intensive):
a high old time.
(n.)the old,old persons collectively.
a person or animal of a specified age or age group (used in combination):
a program for six-year-olds.
time long past:
days of old.
Origin of old:
bef. 900; ME; OE eald, ald, c. OFris, OS ald, OHG, G alt, Go altheis; akin to ON ellrielder1
the opposite of youngness
the quality of being old; the opposite of newness
The state of being old; age.
Origin: ealdnes, corresponding to .
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