Crossword clues for old
- ___ school
- Played out
- Like chestnuts
- Over the hill
- See 29-Across
- "___ New Hampshire" (state song)
- Like a chestnut
- Right jolly ___ elf (Santa)
- Up in years
- Like most knock-knock jokes
- What it takes decades to grow
- Not new
- So last month
- Past times (especially in the phrase
- Word with maid or man
- Singer's "___ Love": 1979
- "Stand like Druids of ___": Longfellow
- ___ Glory
- Like Tithonus
- Like Picasso's guitarist
- Like Father William
- ___ hat (trite)
- "It's still the same ___ story . . . "
- Wharton's "The ___ Maid"
- Glory preceder
- Picasso's "The ___ Guitarist"
- "You are ___, Father William . . . "
- "The ___ Curiosity Shop"
- Like a geezer
- Word with hat or time
- _____ guard
- Like Nick or Harry
- ___ Hickory (Andrew Jackson)
- Like Joe in a Foster song
- ___ Ned (Satan)
- Glory or maid preceder
- "Too soon ___, too late smart"
- Like Joe Miller jokes
- "Nine days ___"
- "On, brave ___ Army team"
- With 30 Down, a color
- "Something ___ . . . "
- Around a long time
- Word with Harry or Nick
- ___ Faithful
- Adjective for Eubie Blake
- Like the oaken bucket
- Pulitzer winner, "The ___ Maid": 1935
- Word with gold or rose
- Past maturity
- "That ___ Black Magic"
- "___ soldiers never die"
- What Father William was
- No longer used
- Far along in years
- ___ Harry (Satan)
- ___ Vic
- "___ Cape Cod," Patti Page hit
- Ironsides or Hickory
- Word with man or maid
- One of the Testaments
- Like the Curiosity Shop
- Like King Cole
- Bailey or fogy
- Hat or Faithful
- Glory or gold
- Glory or hat
- ___ Rosebud, 1914 Kentucky Derby winner
- Like Vic or Bailey
- 80 or over, say
- Requiring many candles
- Getting on
- Getting on in years
- Like grandpa
- Like a centenarian
- Part of O.T.
- On in years
- Long in the tooth
- Like the gray mare
- Gone gray, say
- Gray, say
- From an earlier time
- Experienced, as a pro
- Like octogenarians
- With 42-Down, out-of-date
- With 34-Down, bygone Baltic language
- Word before school or master
- Up there in years
- Word with hand or hat
- With 44-Across, a veteran
- ___ Navy
- Previously heard
- Out of production
- Follower or preceder of age
- Worn out
- With 58-Down, Civil War battle eagle named after the president
- OPPOSITE OF 11-DOWN
- Something ___ (bride's need)
- Like the hills
- See 51-Down
- 80-Across, in English
- Getting tiresome
- Not funny anymore
- No longer funny
- Not cutting-edge
- Going way back, as friends
- Like the farmer MacDonald
- Not fresh
- The "O" in G.O.P.
- Jolly ___ Saint Nick
- With 19-Across, language from which "steak" and "eggs" come
- With 41-Across, one you go way back with
- Out of vogue
- Like Methuselah
- 19th-century, say
- Like Mother Hubbard
- See 27-Down
- So last year
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Old \Old\ ([=o]ld), n.
Open country. [Obs.] See World.
Old \Old\, a. [Compar. Older; superl. Oldest.] [OE. old, ald, AS. ald, eald; akin to D. oud, OS. ald, OFries. ald, old, G. alt, Goth. alpeis, and also to Goth. alan to grow up, Icel. ala to bear, produce, bring up, L. alere to nourish. Cf. Adult, Alderman, Aliment, Auld, Elder.]
Not young; advanced far in years or life; having lived till toward the end of the ordinary term of living; as, an old man; an old age; an old horse; an old tree.
Let not old age disgrace my high desire.
--Sir P. Sidney.
The melancholy news that we grow old.
Not new or fresh; not recently made or produced; having existed for a long time; as, old wine; an old friendship. ``An old acquaintance.''
Formerly existing; ancient; not modern; preceding; original; as, an old law; an old custom; an old promise. ``The old schools of Greece.''
--Milton. ``The character of the old Ligurians.''
Continued in life; advanced in the course of existence; having (a certain) length of existence; -- designating the age of a person or thing; as, an infant a few hours old; a cathedral centuries old.
And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old art thou?
--Cen. xlvii. 8.
Note: In this use old regularly follows the noun that designates the age; as, she was eight years old.
Long practiced; hence, skilled; experienced; cunning; as, an old offender; old in vice.
Vane, young in years, but in sage counsel old.
Long cultivated; as, an old farm; old land, as opposed to new land, that is, to land lately cleared.
Worn out; weakened or exhausted by use; past usefulness; as, old shoes; old clothes.
More than enough; abundant. [Obs.]
If a man were porter of hell gate, he should have old turning the key.
Aged; antiquated; hence, wanting in the mental vigor or other qualities belonging to youth; -- used disparagingly as a term of reproach.
Old-fashioned; wonted; customary; as of old; as, the good old times; hence, colloquially, gay; jolly.
Used colloquially as a term of cordiality and familiarity. ``Go thy ways, old lad.'' --Shak. Old age, advanced years; the latter period of life. Old bachelor. See Bachelor,
Old Catholics. See under Catholic.
Old English. See under English. n.,
Old Nick, Old Scratch, the devil. Old lady (Zo["o]l.), a large European noctuid moth ( Mormo maura). Old maid.
A woman, somewhat advanced in years, who has never been married; a spinster.
(Bot.) A West Indian name for the pink-flowered periwinkle ( Vinca rosea).
A simple game of cards, played by matching them. The person with whom the odd card is left is the old maid. Old man's beard. (Bot.)
The traveler's joy ( Clematis Vitalba). So named from the abundant long feathery awns of its fruit.
The Tillandsia usneoides. See Tillandsia. Old man's head (Bot.), a columnar cactus ( Pilocereus senilis), native of Mexico, covered towards the top with long white hairs. Old red sandstone (Geol.), a series of red sandstone rocks situated below the rocks of the Carboniferous age and comprising various strata of siliceous sandstones and conglomerates. See Sandstone, and the Chart of Geology. Old school, a school or party belonging to a former time, or preserving the character, manner, or opinions of a former time; as, a gentleman of the old school; -- used also adjectively; as, Old-School Presbyterians. Old sledge, an old and well-known game of cards, called also all fours, and high, low, Jack, and the game. Old squaw (Zo["o]l.), a duck ( Clangula hyemalis) inhabiting the northern parts of both hemispheres. The adult male is varied with black and white and is remarkable for the length of its tail. Called also longtailed duck, south southerly, callow, hareld, and old wife. Old style. (Chron.) See the Note under Style. Old Testament. See Old Testament under Testament, and see tanak. Old wife. [In the senses b and c written also oldwife.]
A prating old woman; a gossip.
Refuse profane and old wives' fables.
--1 Tim. iv. 7.
(Zo["o]l.) The local name of various fishes, as the European black sea bream ( Cantharus lineatus), the American alewife, etc.
(Zo["o]l.) A duck; the old squaw.
Old World, the Eastern Hemisphere.
Syn: Aged; ancient; pristine; primitive; antique; antiquated; old-fashioned; obsolete. See Ancient.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English ald (Anglian), eald (West Saxon) "aged, antique, primeval; elder, experienced," from Proto-Germanic *althas "grown up, adult" (cognates: Old Frisian ald, Gothic alþeis, Dutch oud, German alt), originally a past participle stem of a verb meaning "grow, nourish" (compare Gothic alan "to grow up," Old Norse ala "to nourish"), from PIE root *al- (3) "to grow, nourish" (cognates: Greek aldaino "make grow, strengthen," althein, althainein "to get well;" Latin alere "to feed, nourish, bring up, increase," altus "high," literally "grown tall," almus "nurturing, nourishing," alumnus "fosterling, step-child;" Old Irish alim "I nourish").\n
\nThe usual PIE root is *sen- (see senior (adj.)). A few Indo-European languages distinguish words for "old" (vs. young) from words for "old" (vs. new), and some have separate words for aged persons as opposed to old things. Latin senex was used of aged living things, mostly persons, while vetus (literally "having many years") was used of inanimate things. Greek geraios was used mostly of humans; Greek palaios was used mostly of things, of persons only in a derogatory sense. Greek also had arkhaios, literally "belonging to the beginning," which parallels French ancien, used mostly with reference to things "of former times."\n
\nOld English also had fyrn "ancient," related to Old English feor "far, distant" (see far, and compare Gothic fairneis, Old Norse forn "old, of old, of former times," Old High German firni "old, experienced"). The original Old English vowel is preserved in Scots auld, also in alderman. The original comparative and superlative (elder, eldest) are retained in particular uses.\n
\nFirst record of old-timer is from 1860. Expression old as the hills first recorded 1819. The good old days dates from 1828. Of old "of old times" is from late 14c. Old Glory for "the American flag" is first attested 1862. Old maid "woman who remains single well beyond the usual marrying age" is from 1520s; the card game is attested by that name from 1844. Old man "man who has lived long" is from c.1200; sense of "husband, father, boss" is from 1854, earlier (1830) it was military slang for "commanding officer;" old lady "wife, mother" is attested from c.1775. Old English is attested from 1701, originally as a type of font. Old boy originally was a former pupil of one of the English public schools. Old Testament attested from mid-14c.
a. 1 Of an object, concept, relationship, etc., having existed for a relatively long period of time. 2 # Of a living being, having lived for most of the expected years. 3 # Of a perishable item, having existed for most, or more than its shelf life. 4 Of an item that has been used and so is not new (gloss: unused). 5 Having existed or lived for the specified time. 6 (lb en heading) ''Of an earlier time.'' 7 # former, previous. n. People who are old; old beings; the older generation; usually used with ''the''.
adj. (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; especially not young; often used as a combining form to indicate an age as specified as in `a week-old baby'; "an old man's eagle mind"--William Butler Yeats; "his mother is very old"; "a ripe old age"; "how old are you?" [ant: young]
of long duration; not new; "old tradition"; "old house"; "old wine"; "old country"; "old friendships"; "old money" [ant: new]
of an earlier time; "his old classmates"
(used for emphasis) very familiar; "good old boy"; "same old story" [syn: old(a)]
just preceding something else in time or order; "the previous owner"; "my old house was larger" [syn: previous(a)]
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"
old in experience; "an old offender"; "the older soldiers" [syn: older]
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" [syn: honest-to-god, honest-to-goodness, old(a), sure-enough(a)]
n. past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old')
OLD (originally an acronym for Old Lady Drivers) was an American heavy metal band from Bergenfield, New Jersey, formed in 1986 and signed to Earache Records. It featured Alan Dubin on vocals, and James Plotkin on guitars and programming, both of whom would later form the experimental doom metal band Khanate.
Old or OLD may refer to:
- Old age
Old, the seventh full-length album released by Starflyer 59, was released on Tooth & Nail Records in 2003. It is often considered one of the best albums by Starflyer 59, as it reintroduces the band's rock oriented sound. Many of the lyrics of the songs on this album revolve around the theme of growing older.
"Old" is a song recorded by American heavy metal band Machine Head. It was released as a single in two different versions. The title track is taken off of the 1994 album Burn My Eyes. It is the fourth track featured on the band's live album Hellalive, and the ninth track featured on the band's second live album Machine Fucking Head Live.
Old is the third studio album by American hip hop recording artist Danny Brown. The album was released on October 8, 2013, under Fool's Gold Records, and distributed by Alternative Distribution Alliance. The album is Brown's first project to be officially sold through music outlets and digital retailers, whereas his previous projects were self-released for free and made available online.
The album includes production from American, British and Canadian record producers such as A-Trak, BadBadNotGood, Frank Dukes, Oh No, Paul White, Rustie and SKYWLKR, among others. The album also features guest appearances from fellow artists such as Freddie Gibbs, ASAP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Scrufizzer, Charli XCX and Purity Ring.
The album was supported by three singles, "Dip", "25 Bucks" and "Smokin & Drinkin". Old received widespread acclaim from critics. The album debuted at number 17 on the US Billboard 200, selling 15,000 copies in the first week.
Usage examples of "old".
It is another key discovery that the old seers made, but in their aberration they relegated it to oblivion until it was rescued by the new seers.
A certain positive terror grew on me as we advanced to this actual site of the elder world behind the legends--a terror, of course, abetted by the fact that my disturbing dreams and pseudo-memories still beset me with unabated force.
And he has to answer for much more than aiding and abetting you with your plot to fool the old man.
The troops of ladies were off to bereave themselves of their fashionable imitation old lace adornment, which denounced them in some sort abettors and associates of the sanguinary loathed wretch, Mrs.
But I have bethought me, that, since I am growing old and past the age of getting children, one of you, my sons, must abide at home to cherish me and your mother, and to lead our carles in war if trouble falleth upon us.
He noticed the older antidepressants like amitriptyline decreased psychic ability, while the newer serotonin reuptake inhibitors were either neutral or they enhanced it.
He was accounted a Master of Sorcere, the only Baenre so recognized other than old Gromph himself, and was reputed to be an abjurer of some skill.
The chest claimed to be that of Elder Brewster, owned by the Connecticut Historical Society, was not improb ably his, but that it had any MAY-FLOWER relation is not shown.
In many of his contemporaries also much the same fluctuation of mood was occurring, and to them as to Paul it seemed that the issue lay between the old faith, however modernized, and the complete abnegation of human dignity.
He was apparently about thirty years old, with a sallow, olive complexion and fairly good features, but an abnormally high forehead.
I just sat back on my heels and let her tongue lash over me, until at last it dawned on me that the old abo must have gone running to her and she thought we were responsible for scaring him out of what wits he had.
The chief gestured to Sarapul and Abo gave the smoke to the old cannibal.
Malink remained chief for many years, and when he became too old to carry the responsibilitysince he had no sonshe appointed Abo his successor.
Struan Callander, fourteen years old, was now aboard the Endymion to settle that debt of gratitude, though the sums of money were still outstanding.
As to them of the Dry Tree, though some few of them abode in the kingdom, and became great there, the more part of them went back to the wildwood and lived the old life of the Wood, as we had found them living it aforetime.