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  • Old or OLD may refer to: Old age or, by extension, someone or something that has endured and become comfortable or widely familiar.
an old building.
an old building.
  • NounSUF-old
    1. People who are old; old beings; the older generation; usually used with the.
      1. A civilised society should always look after the old in the community.
  • AdjectiveCOMolderCOMelderSUPoldestSUPeldest
    1. Of an object, concept, relationship, etc., having existed for a relatively long period of time.
      1. an old abandoned building;  an old friend ‎
      2. a wrinkled old man ‎
      3. an old loaf of bread ‎
    2. Of an item that has been used and so is not new (unused).
      1. I find that an old toothbrush is good to clean the keyboard with. ‎
    3. Having existed or lived for the specified time.
      1. How old are they? She’s five years old and he's seven. We also have a young teen and a two-year-old child. ‎
      2. My great-grandfather lived to be a hundred and one years old. ‎
    4. (heading) Of an earlier time.
      1. My new car is not as good as my old one.  a school reunion for Old Etonians ‎
      2. The footpath follows the route of an old railway line. ‎
      3. That is the old way of doing things; now we do it this way. ‎
      4. When he got drunk and quarrelsome they just gave him the old heave-ho. ‎
    5. Tiresome.
      1. Your constant pestering is getting old. ‎
    6. Said of subdued colors, particularly reds, pinks and oranges, as if they had faded over time.
      1. A grammatical intensifier, often used in describing something positive. (Mostly in idioms like good old, big old and little old, any old and some old.).
        1. We're having a good old time. My next car will be a big old SUV.   My wife makes the best little old apple pie in Texas. ‎
      2. OBS Excessive, abundant.
      3. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • There was movement at the station, for the word had passed around, / that the colt from old Regret had got away,
          • What's that old coot flapping his gums about this time?
          • He paid for his wild youth with a lonely old age. ‎
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Old Buggy and Winter Birds shows a buggy parked in front of a drive shed, while cardinals, juncos, and song sparrows feed on grain strewn over the ground.
          • Old couples sometimes will play tapes at each other during a fight.
        3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • Sometimes people aren't available for a rousing night of "Netflix and chill." - Can't change someone or fix them. People are who they are, especially as they get older.
          • I finally decided that the production was a work of neoromanticism, not only because I like a good ten-dollar word, but because the basic struggle here is between the young and the old.
          • In addition, 85.6% of candiduric patients have [sic] less than 6 months years old.

      Meaning of old for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "old" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a noun form, an invariant noun, an irregular plural, a nouns with irregular plural, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Nouns
            • Noun forms
              • Plurals
                • Irregular plurals
                  • Invariant nouns
                • Noun plural forms
                  • Irregular plurals
                    • Invariant nouns
                • Invariant nouns
                  • Irregular plurals
                    • Invariant nouns
                    • Nouns with irregular plurals
                      • Invariant nouns
                      • Countable nouns
                        • Singularia tantum
                          • Uncountable nouns
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