English to English
1. (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?
2. of long duration; not new
old tradition|old house|old wine|old country|old friendships|old money
3. Not young; advanced far in years or life; having lived till toward the end of the ordinary term of living; as, an old man; an old age; an old horse; an old tree.
4. (used for emphasis) very familiar
good old boy|same old story
5. skilled through long experience
an old offender|the older soldiers
6. belonging to some prior time
erstwhile friend|our former glory|the once capital of the state|her quondam lover
7. (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
8. 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
9. just preceding something else in time or order
the previous owner|my old house was larger
10. past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old')
11. Open country.