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Adjective old has 9 senses
- old - (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?"
Antonyms: young, immature, adolescent, teen, teenage, teenaged, boyish, boylike, schoolboyish, childlike, childly, early, formative, girlish, schoolgirlish, infantile, junior, little, small, newborn, puppyish, puppylike, tender, vulnerable, youngish, youthful, vernal, preteen, preadolescent
- old - of long duration; not new; "old tradition"; "old house"; "old wine"; "old country"; "old friendships"; "old money"
Antonyms: new, brand-new, bran-new, spic-and-span, spick-and-span, fresh, hot, red-hot, newborn, newly arisen, new-sprung, newfound, novel, refreshing, parvenu, parvenue, recent, revolutionary, radical, rising, sunrise, untested, untried, unused, virgin
- old - of an earlier time; "his old classmates"
Antonym: present (indirect, via future, past)
Antonym: future (indirect, via past, present)
- old - (used for emphasis) very familiar; "good old boy"; "same old story"
Antonym: unfamiliar (indirect, via familiar)
- old, stale, moth-eaten - lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new; "moth-eaten theories about race"
Antonym: original (indirect, via unoriginal)
- previous, old - just preceding something else in time or order; "the previous owner"; "my old house was larger"
Antonym: succeeding (indirect, via preceding)
- 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"
Antonym: middle (indirect, via late, early)
Antonym: late (indirect, via early, middle)
- old, older - old in experience; "an old offender"; "the older soldiers"
Antonym: inexperienced (indirect, via experienced)
- 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"
Antonyms: counterfeit, imitative (indirect, via genuine)