old

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈəʊld/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/oʊld/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ōld)


Inflections of 'old' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
older
adj comparative
elder
adj comparative
oldest
adj superlative
eldest
adj superlative
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old

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. an old [man, lady, woman, crone]
  2. our old [car, house]
  3. [the man, this house] is (very) old
  4. is [very, incredibly] old
  5. my [brother, sister] is older than me
  6. how old are you?
  7. is [six] years old
  8. that is the old version (of)
  9. is written in old [English]
  10. makes me feel (really) old
  11. old and [tired, grumpy, feeble]
  12. am getting too old for this
  13. too old to [run, drive, qualify]
  14. this [shirt, car] is getting old
  15. this is starting to get old (already)
  16. it (just) never gets old
  17. grumpy old man
  18. [going to see, meeting up with] old [friends, school friends, co-workers]
  19. the same old [story, excuse]!
  20. the (good) old days
  21. in the Old Testament
  22. can't teach an old dog new tricks
  23. silly old [man, rules, thing]
  24. UK: old [chum, boy, sport]
  25. slang, UK: me old [china, mucka]
n
  1. benefit from the [wisdom, experience] of the old
  2. the old are not being [heard, respected, treated]
  3. [programs, shows, events, music] for the young and the old
  4. [aid, support, help] the old
  5. the old and infirm
  6. the old and the [new, young]
  7. care for the old
  8. out with the old and in with the new
  9. UK, slang: I'm [off, going] to [visit, see] the olds
  10. in [days, times, periods] of old
  11. [knights, stories] of old
additional examples
  1. benefit from the [wisdom, experience] of the old
  2. an old [man, lady, woman, crone]
  3. the old are not being [heard, respected, treated]
  4. our old [car, house]
  5. [programs, shows, events, music] for the young and the old
  6. [the man, this house] is (very) old
  7. [aid, support, help] the old
  8. is [very, incredibly] old
  9. the old and infirm
  10. my [brother, sister] is older than me
  11. the old and the [new, young]
  12. how old are you?
  13. care for the old
  14. is [six] years old
  15. out with the old and in with the new
  16. a six-month-old [car, baby]
  17. UK, slang: I'm [off, going] to [visit, see] the olds
  18. that is the old version (of)
  19. in [days, times, periods] of old
  20. is written in old [English]
  21. [knights, stories] of old
  22. makes me feel (really) old
  23. old and [tired, grumpy, feeble]
  24. am getting too old for this
  25. too old to [run, drive, qualify]
  26. this [shirt, car] is getting old
  27. this is starting to get old (already)
  28. it (just) never gets old
  29. grumpy old man
  30. [going to see, meeting up with] old [friends, school friends, co-workers]
  31. [she, his hat, her approach] is very old-fashioned
  32. old-fashioned [gentleman, car]
  33. that's old-school
  34. is old-school [cool, style]
  35. the same old [story, excuse]!
  36. the (good) old days
  37. in the Old Testament
  38. can't teach an old dog new tricks
  39. silly old [man, rules, thing]
  40. UK: old [chum, boy, sport]
  41. slang, UK: me old [china, mucka]
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