past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old')
(used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age
"his mother is very old"; "a ripe old age"; "how old are you?"
of long duration; not new
"old tradition"; "old house"; "old wine"; "old country"; "old friendships"; "old money"
(used for emphasis) very familiar
"good old boy"; "same old story"
old, older (adj)
skilled through long experience
"an old offender"; "the older soldiers"
erstwhile(a), former(a), old, onetime(a), one-time(a), quondam(a), sometime(a) (adj)
belonging to some prior time
"erstwhile friend"; "our former glory"; "the once capital of the state"; "her quondam lover"
honest-to-god, honest-to-goodness, old(a), sure-enough(a) (adj)
(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"
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"
previous(a), old (adj)
just preceding something else in time or order
"the previous owner"; "my old house was larger"
People who are old; old beings.
The older generation.
Of an object, concept, relationship, etc., having existed for a relatively long period of time.
Of a living being, having lived for most of the expected years.
Of a perishable item, having existed for most, or more than its shelf life.
Of an item that has been used and so is not new .
Having existed or lived for the specified time.
That is no longer in existence.
Said of subdued colors, particularly reds, pinks and oranges, as if they had faded over time.
A grammatical intensifier, often used in describing something positive.