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EN[əʊld] [ɔʊld] [oʊld] [-əʊld]
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  • Old, une commune hongroise du comitat de Baranya.
an old building.
an old building.

    Definition of old in English Dictionary

  • NomSUF-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.
  • AdjectifCOMolderCOMelderSUPoldestSUPeldest
    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. Plus d'exemples
        1. Utilisé au milieu de la phrase
          • We follow Stevie Lane, an old Irish stepdancer, who shuffles from bar to bar along the strip stopping in when the music calls him to bust out his step-dancing shoes.
          • Well, last summer, I was out that way among the lakes that lie sleeping in beauty, and along the streams that flow through the old woods, playing the savage and vagabondizing in a promiscuous way.
          • I had to substitute old parts with the new ones. (This usage was formerly proscribed.)
        2. Utilisé au début de la phrase
          • 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. Utilisé dans la fin de la phrase
          • In addition, 85.6% of candiduric patients have [sic] less than 6 months years old.
          • Most kids age out of that by the time they're ten or eleven years old.
          • 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.
      • Partie du discours Hiérarchie
        1. Adjectifs
          • Noms
            • Formes de Noun
              • Pluriels
                • Pluriels irréguliers
                  • Noms invariants
                • Formes plurielles Noun
                  • Pluriels irréguliers
                    • Noms invariants
                • Noms invariants
                  • Pluriels irréguliers
                    • Noms invariants
                    • Noms avec pluriels irréguliers
                      • Noms invariants
                      • Noms Dénombrable
                        • Singularia tantum
                          • Noms Indénombrable
                      Liens Connexes:
                      1. en older
                      2. en oldest
                      3. en old-fashioned
                      4. en olden
                      5. en old-time
                      Source: Wiktionnaire

                      Meaning of old for the defined word.

                      Grammaticalement, ce mot "old" est un adjectif. C'est aussi un nom, plus spécifiquement, un formes de noun, un noms invariant, un pluriels irrégulier, un noms avec pluriels irrégulier, un noms dénombrable et un singularia tantum.
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