English spelling dictionary
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; 'a ripe old age' 'how old are you?'
of long duration; not new; 'old house' 'old wine' 'old country' 'old friendships' 'old money'
(used for emphasis) very familiar; 'same old story'
skilled through long experience; 'the older soldiers'
belonging to some prior time; 'our former glory' 'the once capital of the state' 'her quondam lover'
(used informally especially for emphasis); 'had us a high old time' 'went upriver to look at a sure-enough fish wheel'
of a very early stage in development; 'Old High German is High German from the middle of the 9th to the end of the 11th century'
just preceding something else in time or order; 'my old house was larger'